Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year!

Here’s wishing you and yours some wonderful time on the water in the coming year.

I’m a planner. I love to start with the blank calendar of a new year and begin the process of planning and scheduling events to fill it up. I really enjoy the time spent during the year organizing, planning, and preparing.

2009 List of paddling and water sport related plans.

January - Winter expedition (100 mi), coastal NC
March - WaterTribe Everglades Challenge (300 mi), FL
May - Florida 120 Sail Messabout, FL
August – New England Rough Water Symposium
November - Georgia Coast Expedition (100 mi), GA

I'll also work on planning lots of coastal weekend paddling and/or sailing trips throughout the year. My paddling emphasis for this new year will be on rough water and surfing skills, and with some white water paddling thrown in the mix.

It looks to be a GREAT New Year (as far as paddling goes:) I'm going out later this afternoon for a short paddle, to start the new year right.


Capt'n O Dark 30 & Super Boo said...

Look'n good!!

Anonymous said...


Paddle hard toward the unbroken section of the wave - you just might make it befor it breaks.

Don't forget your helmet.


Steve said...

Is the Georgia expedition an organized event or a personal trip? If it is an organized event is there a website? steve

SandyBottom said...

Hi Steve,
The Georgia expedition is being planned by Nigel Law (I trained with him years ago for my BCU 4*). It's still in planning phases. see

SandyBottom said...

I don't think that link is going to work regards the GA expedition. Go to the website for Savannah Canoe and Kayak, the expedition is advertised in their blog under a Dec 23 posting.

Steve said...

The link worked, thanks. I was hoping for a mixed boat event (I'm a sailor not a kayaker) like the Texas 200 or Florida 120. The Georgia coast is on my list of places to visit. Steve

craigcanoer said...

When you drive through Garner on the way to the beach pick me up, please.