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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.

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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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The Maltese SUP Project

Watch Sonja Jones, Georgina Maxwell, Matt Haydock and Chris Brain attempt to circumnavigate around Malta on stand up paddle boards in The Maltese SUP Project.

The Maltese SUP Project

Braving challenging seas and with fully loaded SUPs, they explore the island from the water, playing music (trombone, ukulele, kazoo and percussion) and laughing along the way!

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Paddlesports Industry Coalition Endorses Paddlesports Retailer

MADISON, WISCONSIN, January 13, 2017 — Today a coalition of leading paddlesports manufacturers endorsed Paddlesports Retailer as the industry’s official tradeshow. 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.

This endorsement followed an eight-week process by the paddlesports industry coalition to unify around one show, to elect an advisory council to be an ongoing industry voice on industry and tradeshow matters, and to lay the groundwork to form a paddlesports trade association.

“We are pleased to endorse Paddlesports Retailer as our industry’s national tradeshow. We are proud of how our industry came together in a very short period of time, defined shared objectives, and rallied behind a focused show we feel will give the paddlesports industry its best commercial and cultural experience,” said Bill Kueper of Wenonah Canoe.

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Competition Time – January 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 the month. You will automatically be entered in for all other competitions as long as you remain signed up. We won’t share or sell your contact info.

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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.

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From The Eddy – Unsponsored Newsletter

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.

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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.

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Unsponsored Christmas Special 2016

Christmas day is always a big visitor day here on Unsponsored. In previous years visits go up by around 30%+. Last year was the first time I did a special post and it was very well received. I hope this post goes down at least as well and offers a little bit of escapism to those who need it.

Merry Christmas and happy New year to all. Stay safe and paddle hard!

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Prijon Outfitting 2017

Darin McQuoid gives us a walkthrough of the new Prijon Outfitting for 2017.

Prijon Outfitting 2017

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