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Day: 3 October 2018

Wavesport Prototype Goes Into Production

It looks like the Wavesport Prototype spotted a while back has gone into production. This follows Wavesport being taken on by Gaybo UK.

Wavesport Prototype Goes Into Production

We now know it is called the Phoenix.

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Are You Off To The Tyne Tour?

The Tyne Tour is one of the best kayak/canoe events in the UK. Since its origins as the Mike Jones Rally the Tyne tour has become a firm favourite of mine. Most paddlers will stick to the area around Hexham and Tyne Green but there are several other stretches of water in the local area that are worth looking at. This post is not designed to be a definitive guide in any way but is intend to offer a few ideas so you can maximise your paddle time and choice if attending the tour. So here we have it The Tyne Tour – A Brief Water Guide.

Camping, food and retailers are all based at Tyne Green right on the river bank in Hexham. Hexham is large market town so there are plenty of shops, pubs and takeaways if required.

The main river for the tour is the North Tyne. Local canoe/kayak clubs provide safety cover on the largest whitewater section of the North Tyne at Rescue Rock. Each Saturday of the Tyne Tour you will find me sat on Rescue Rock taking thousands of still images.

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Safety Managed, Adventure Unleashed – Yak Adventure Equipment launch new range at PADDLEexpo 2018

Join the Yak team at this year’s PADDLEexpo where they will be launching their brand-new range of performance apparel and safety essentials – including clothing and Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs).

Safety managed, adventure unleashed - Yak Adventure Equipment launch new range at PADDLEexpo 2018

When developing the 2019 range, our specialist design team were tasked with drawing on their huge amount of technical knowledge to produce a range of products that fitted the specific needs of each intended user. The result, a coherent collection that caters for everyone, from the first-time paddler, through to the whitewater guru, without being confusing and overly complicated. Add to that some killer price points that offer excellent value. What’s not to like?

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