This video just popped up on Youtube - it's a team Epic Kayaks clip put together to celebrate their achievements (first double; first, second and fifth singles)... Some nice footage, showing what the conditions were like on the day.
There is considerable debate these days about the best feather angle for a kayak paddle (or whether to feather the paddle at all). The following discussion should give you some information to decide what is best for you — there is no single best feather angle for everybody.
Gone were the 30 knot winds, frigid temperatures, and pelting rain that whipped the gun-gray river into froth during last year’s race. There were no frantic paddlers pinned by the current against a parked barge.
Sean Rice came to New York to defend his title knowing that he was not the favourite to win the race – he’d never beaten Dawid Mocke in a big race, nor was he expected to beat the strong Australian pair of Caine Eckstein and Jeremy Cotter.
The fifth edition of the NY Mayor’s Cup starts in just under ten hours time – and we’ll be there (in a virtual way) providing live commentary courtesy of Beth Glickman (who’s much better looking than the Glicker)...
A century ago, the fisherman out of Gloucester, Massachusetts were among the toughest watermen on the earth. Long before Gloucester was immortalized in the best-selling book and then movie The Perfect Storm, it was the leading fishing port in the world. Heading north and east from Gloucester into the stormy stretch of the Atlantic from Cape Cod to Newfoundland, sailors would leave their mother ship in two-man dories to set lines for cod and halibut.