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Where to keep your VHF whilst Sea Kayaking by discovery

Where to keep your VHF whilst Sea Kayaking

One of the most fundamental safety questions I get asked is: Where to keep your VHF whilst Sea Kayaking? This is a great question and although it may appear simple, take some time to think it through.  I’m sure you can come up with different situations where you have seen

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Looking for some reading to inspire and develop your motivation? Then try these Six_great_reads.  Each book is very different and will have you flicking the pages and wanting more.  Covering the psychology of our learning and practice.  Through to the inspirational stories of survival at sea and just life.  With

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Top 5 Winter Kayaking Equipment

Top_5 Winter Kayaking Equipment

It is that time of year again when the air and water temperature begin to plummet.  In which case what is the must have Top_5 winter kayaking equipment? Below you will find the Top 5 we carry at this time of year to make winter kayaking that little bit more

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Kayak Airbags

Do you carry kayak airbags in your sea kayak hatches?

Along time ago when I first started out in a Sea Kayak, I always had kayak airbags in all my hatches. Why was this? Remembering a conscious decision to put kayak airbags in my Sea Kayak alludes me but I must assume it comes from many a white water escapade. 

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Sea Kayaking Skill Fade

How To Reduce Skill Fade in Sea Kayaking Top Tips

During periods of enforced inaction due to injury, winter storms, illness or at the time of writing Covid 19, here we put down some ramblings on How to reduce Skill fade in Sea kayaking with our Top Tips. 1 Visualisation, Mental Imagery, Mental Practice, Mental rehearsal From our perspective these

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Sea kayaking Expedition camping UK

How to pack a Sea Kayak for Expedition

Okay, you have decided to head off on a Sea Kayaking expedition but now you have the daunting prospect of getting all that kit into your kayak.  Other than what is to follow the number one piece of advice I can offer is practice and practice, before you arrive at

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Expedition Sleeping bag options

Explore Sleeping Bag Options for all weathers

During the late spring of 2018 I was Sea kayaking off the west Coast of Scotland using a 4-season sleeping bag. This was warm but bulky and extremely frustrating every morning trying to get the bag repacked into the kayak. There was plenty of space within the bulkhead but getting

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Sea Kayak rolling

Why we need to develop rolling on both sides?

Have you ever wondered why as sea kayakers we should learn to roll on both sides? Or perhaps you have struggled to roll in a real dynamic situation but are fine rolling in the calm water?  Here we are going to focus on why we need to develop rolling on

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