Defis Kayak - Guadaloupe Tour

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Defis Kayak - Guadaloupe Tour

Never paddled in the Caribbean?  Then you're missing out on some of the best downwind conditions in the world - and warm crystal clear water, inter-island channel crossings and an equally warm welcome...

Defis Kayak 2011

The Program

2 races, March 6 and 13, 2011

  • Sun 3/06: Desirade – St-Francois, 26 km from island to island, downwind
  • Wed: Various events with local paddling schools
  • Other activities TBA: Surf. Wave ski, trekking, class8, sky jumping.
  • Thu: Light trek to the Petite-Terre natural reserve, return by surf ski (19 km)
  • Fri or Sat: Workshop on safety, training, surf ski development in Guadeloupe and mainland France.
  • Sun 3/12: St-Anne – Pointe-a-Pitre, 23 km arrival at the Lauricisque Marina.

The Prize Money

With a first prize of US$7,000 and a total prize purse of US$32,000 split between seniors, juniors, veterans (over 40) and women, this tour is financially worthwhile too...  For details, go to:

Défis Kayak Archipel Guadeloupe 2011
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Mocke Brothers to Dominate?

Confirmed for the series are the Mocke brothers, Dawid and Jasper who are set to dominate the racing...  Any Aussie paddlers out there ready to mix it with them?

"The conditions out there are fantastic," said Dave Kissane after the 2009 season.  "Everything about it - the hospitality, the weather, the paddling."  (In a moment of madness, Kissane has deserted surfski, taking up a peculiar alternate sport involving a long single bladed paddle and a weird stance on a shorter craft.)

South Africa v Australia in the Caribbean anyone?

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