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Kayak The Nile Are Hiring

Kayak The Nile are hiring. Fancy living and working in one of the worlds premier kayaking spots?

Kayak The Nile Are Hiring

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Team GB Freestyle Funding – Argentina 2017

It seems to me that both kayaking and canoeing as a competitive sport contributes highly to the the success of Team GB as a whole. Whether it is slalom, downriver racing, polo or freestyle the UK are right up there as one of the big hitters year in and year out. Yet funding to get UK team members out to freestyle competitions to represent our country is lacking.

Team GB Freestyle Funding - Argentina 2017

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An Unsponsored Kayak?

If Unsponsored were to design and release a brand new kayak into the current market place what would it look like?

An Unsponsored Kayak

Lets go through a few design ideas and see where we end up.

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Paddle Pickup

Paddle Pickup – A 300km Kayaking expedition tackling plastic pollution

In 3 weeks, a group of women will come together to Kayak coast to coast from Bristol to London via 300km of waterways. Along the way they will be collecting plastic rubbish from the canals, carrying out research and raising awareness on the problem of plastic pollution.

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Bex Band

Paddle Pickup

Erin Bastian

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Introducing the Liquidlogic Delta V

Pat Keller talks us through the new Liquidlogic Delta V kayak.

Introducing the Liquidlogic Delta V

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Two Unusual Water Sports

Two Unusual Water Sports

Here at Unsponsored we love the water. As you well know from this site kayaking can be a truly multipurpose sport. From paddling down beautiful creeks to navigating giant waterfalls, we embrace all the different aspects of the sport. In this article we will look at two unusual water sports; one that involves kayaks and one that takes place on paddleboards.

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Love Water Sports Abroad? Here’s 6 Things To Remember

People go abroad for all sorts of reasons – to relax in the sun, to work, or to ski on the slopes, for example. Some people travel for adventure – and seas, lakes and rivers provide plenty of activities for those who love spending time on the water. Canoeing, white water rafting, kayaking, fishing, surfing, sailing, diving, windsurfing, and traditional swimming.

The options are endless.

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Competition Time – April And May 2017

We love competitions at Unsponsored HQ and this one is super simple. Sign up to the new Unsponsored newsletter (From The Eddy) for your chance to win an Unsponsored goodie box (worth at least £50). A name will be selected at random at the end of May 2017.

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From The Eddy is the title I have given the Unsponsored Newsletter as I hate the idea of a newsletter! Basically this is an email to subscribers to let them know what has been going on at Unsponsored HQ in terms of news, reviews and top tips. We will be sending a couple of emails each month and promise not to bombard your inbox with piles of stuff. You can of course unsubscribe at any point.

You can subscribe to From The Eddy right now using the form below. We won’t be using your contact details for anything else or sharing them with anyone outside of Unsponsored HQ. You will automatically be entered in for all other competitions as long as you remain signed up.

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Palm Supports The Free Rivers Fund

Earlier this month, to mark International Day of Action for Rivers, Palm Equipment announced their contribution to the Free Rivers Fund, who will receive an annual donation of 1% of Palm’s profit on all Whitewater PFD sales.

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New Websites For Waka And Escape Watersports

Both Waka and Escape Watersports have recently launched brand new websites. Check them out.

New Websites For Waka And Escape

Waka Kayaks

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Risk

The Stikine river is perhaps the one river that burns in my heart as the bracket of experience. This is, for me, the place where all my passion lay bare and raw for all to see. It is more than the river alone. It is more than the memories it gave. For many this river, which has been put on a pedestal, holds no clues-no passion. Instead, others do, these are the places that prepare you to challenge. Implicit in these situations is the notion of personal risk. How we, as thinking organisms, perceive these risk situations is key.

It is not simply a question of can we do this?

But is the question, should we do this?

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Paddlesports Retailer – Registration Now Live

MADISON, WISCONSIN, February 7, 2017 — Paddlesports Retailer is now open for registration for both buyers and vendors. To date, the number of Founding Exhibitors has grown to over 40 leading brands, with more exhibitors registering daily.

“We’re pleased that the paddlesports industry has been so supportive,” said Sutton Bacon, co-founder of Paddlesports Retailer. “In just 70 days we’ve gone from an idea to execution, and we’ve done so by providing an extremely good value for the exhibitors,” said Bacon.

Paddlesports Retailer will debut on August 29 – September 1, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin utilizing the common format of an opening on-water demo followed by three days in the hall. Earlier in the month, a broad coalition of paddlesports brands formally endorsed Paddlesports Retailer as the industry’s official national tradeshow.

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