KASK e-newsletter – August 2016

e-Newsletters / By Tim Muhundan
In this month’s KASK e-newsletter, we’ve got information about our annual event (Kayak Fest 2017), International Kayak Week 2017, and the latest about our kayakers from the Rio Olympics.
KASK Kayak Fest 2017 – Ponui Island
Thank you for your interest and your registration for the Kayak Fest 2017, 25th annual KASK National Sea Kayaking Forum. We are excited to announce that the event is nearly 60% full.

The event team have been working really hard putting together the program for KASK Kayak Fest 2017.

Checkout the great topics & inspirational instructors confirmed so far:
Kayak Fest 2017 Program

International Kayak Week (IKW) 2017 – Great Barrier Island
International Kayak Week (IKW) is an informal week of paddling that follows the annual KASK event. Last year, it was held in the Bay Of Islands and it was a great success. Everyone got to push their boundaries in some big swells and with stunning rock gardening, and we had some international and local instructors present.

Great Barrier Island is a great venue – some of the best paddling in the world of course exploring the coast north & south of Harataonga, plus all the delights of Rakitu Island just off shore, and the option of heading over to the west coast of the island. There are other non-kayaking options including surfing, caving, hiking, chilling on the beach, mountain biking the coastal trail…if the weather is bad or as a break from paddling.

If you are interesting in joining us ( Tuesday 7/03/2017 – Sunday 12/03/2017), check out the details here.

Well done to our kayakers at the Rio Olympics

So proud of our kayakers who did so well at the Olympics during the last 11 days, and we have more yet to come:

Lisa Carrington for winning GOLD in Rio 2016 in K1 200m.

Luuka Jones for winning SILVER at the K1 Canoe Slalom.

Mike Dawson – finished 10th in the K1 Canoe Slalom.

Mike is the first male New Zealander to make an Olympic slalom final. Thank you to all KASK members who bought his Athlete Cookbook to help him raise the funds to make it to the Olympics.

We are still hoping to have Mike talk to us about his journey at the next KASK Kayak Fest 2017 – Ponui Island on 3-5 Mar 2017, all being well.
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Latest New Zealand Sea Canoeist magazine

The latest printed issue of the “New Zealand Sea Canoeist,” the official journal of KASK, has already been sent to all members. Included in the June/July issue are articles from NZ and overseas paddling destinations, technical, safety, environmental articles.

You can download the electronic version of Feb/Mar edition of the New Zealand Sea Canoeist here: Issue 181.

Getting in Touch with KASK

Kiwi Association of Sea Kayakers has an active committee. The contact details of the committee members can be found here. We are always open to your comments and input and feel free to contact me any time.

Happy paddling.

Tim Muhundan
Kiwi Association of Sea Kayakers
(021) 2767727
[email protected]