Saturday, June 28, 2008

Wa'apa on the launch pad



When Lowell Shipe had a few spare moments from building those tough little Pelicans at his Ratty's Boat Works in Creston, North Carolina, he turned out this new Wa'apa sailing canoe. This 24 foot model is built in three bolt-together sections for easy storage and transport.

Monday, June 23, 2008

One proa, two guys, 200 miles



Last week Kevin O'Neill and crew Laurent sailed his proa in the Texas 200. Kevin has documented the story very well with plenty of photos and video.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

A Need for Speed



Is your crabclaw not quite fulfilling your need for speed? Life been too tame lately? Well hitch that kite boarding kite up to your outrigger and have some real fun.
More photos and video from Hawaii here.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Kiribati canoes



The canoes of Kiribati have been the inspiration for many canoe building projects. No high tech or expensive materials are required. If you have sailed more conventional boats before, you'll have to unlearn many of the instincts that you've developed. I can't think of a more enjoyable way to explore a tropical lagoon.
More photos and info here.