Faces of Folbot: Sarah H. in the UK

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This week’s adventure hails from the UK. Sarah H. took a day trip with her Citibot from Ely to Denver. Follow her trip through photographs below.

Bag

Mainline train from London to Ely. Bag contains Folbot, PFD, four piece paddle, spraydeck, sponge, camera, GPS, spray top, hat, packed lunch and a bottle of water….

Railway

Another pic on the railway, London

Folbot Southery pumping station

Southery Pumping Station

Folbot Sluice

Folbot Littleport sheep

Sheep in Littleport

Folbot leaving Ely

Got pictures you’d like to share from a paddle? Send them to info@folbot.com!

Gear We Love: 10 Must Haves on Your Paddle

Spring might be peeking around the corner in your neck of the woods. Or you may be heading out of town for Spring Break. Or you might just be dreaming of your Spring paddling. No matter the reason, we’ve got our list of…

Top Ten Must Haves on Your Paddle

yukon1. A Folbot. Duh. Bring your backpack with your kayak and all its gear.

Astral_V82. Personal Flotation Device. We love the Astral V-Eight PFD. A lightweight, ergonomically designed PFD, it allows for maximum comfort for paddling.

WERNER-CYPRUS-PADDLE-13. Paddle. Can’t leave the land without it! Or at least you can’t go far. We recommend the Werner paddles. We sell a range of Werner paddles that vary based on size, weight, angles…and come in a variety of colors!

4. Water. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!

Mission-Essentials-Sunscreen-15. Sunscreen. Mission Essentials makes a great chemical-free sunscreen. We use it on the whole family!

Dry-Case-2T6. Waterproof bag. DRY CASE is a flexible, clear bag that uses a vacuum seal to keep your phone dry. We know, ideally you could go off into the wilderness without a phone. But safety first!

Ray-Ban7. Sunglasses. We love an old-school look with Ray-Ban Wayfarer glasses. Whatever your style, protect your eyes!

Nylon-Sprayskirt-2T8. Sprayskirt. Bring our lightweight nylon sprayskirt with diagonal suspender to eliminate pooling on deck.

Paddle-Leash-2T9. Paddle leash. Accidentally lost grip of your paddle? No worries. You’re wearing your paddle leash.

10. A snack. Low blood sugar is no way to paddle. We like to pack roasted almonds or granola bars.

Faces of Folbot: A new Flotilla Kiawah

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This past week marked the 13th annual Flamingo Flotilla. Every January, a group of Folboters meet in the Florida Everglades and paddle/hang/eat pancakes. The Flotilla is “organized” on the Folbot Forum and any/all are welcome!

One enthusiastic participant was on her way home from the Flamingo Flotilla and swung by the Folbot headquarters. A veteran Folboter, she already owns a Greenland II and an Aleut. But she wanted something lighter and faster. So we hit the water in a Kiawah. We’re happy to say she liked the Kiawah! So much that she bought one when we got on dry land.

Maybe next year you’ll see another Kiawah at the Flamingo Flotilla!

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Summer Kayaking Events Round-Up: Southeastern United States

With summer upon us, there is no better time to get out on the water with your kayak. We’ve scoured the Internet to find the best kayak events happening this summer across North America.  We found a wide range of events, everything from serious races to family friendly festivals. Here’s a breakdown of what’s going on in this summer in the Southeastern Region of the US. To see what events are going on elsewhere, click on the region you’re interested in: Canada, Northeast USA, Midwestern USA, Western USA.

Photo by Active Steve from Flickr

Date Where What
Jun 1-3 Hatteras Island, NC OBX Paddle Palooza, for SUPs
Jun 2 Little Rock, AR Arkansas Canoe & Kayak Race
Jun 2 Deerfield Beach, FL Paddle For Humanity- Deerfield Beach
Jun 2 Meridian, MS State Games Of Mississippi
Jun 2-3 Powdersville, SC Saluda River Rally
Jun 9 Melbourne Beach, FL Surfguys SUP race
Jun 9 Pensacola, FL Kayak For A Cure- Pensacola
Jun 9 Roswell, GA Back To The Chattahoochee Race Festival
Jun 9 Pine Knoll Shores, NC Kayak For The Warriors
Jun 9 Farmville, VA Appomattox River Co Super Demo & Sale
Jun 16 Memphis, TN 31st Outdoors Inc Canoe & Kayak Race
Jun 16 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Kayak Against Cancer
Jun 16-22 Reidsville, GA Paddle Georgia 2012
Jun 22-23 Crescent Beach, FL Crescent Beach Challenge
Jul 4 Lexington, TN Festival Of The Lakes “Lap On The Lake” 5K
Aug 4 Dawsonville, GA Dawson County Jaycees Canoe & Kayak Race
Aug 11 Atlanta, GA Paddle For The Cure Race and Fun Float
Aug 25 Savannah, GA Savannah Paddlefest

If you know of any other Kayak events happening in the Southeast this summer, drop us a line in the comments, and we’ll update our listings!

Summer Kayaking Events Round-Up: Northeastern United States

With summer upon us, there is no better time to get out on the water with your kayak. We’ve scoured the Internet to find the best kayak events happening this summer across North America.  We found a wide range of events, everything from serious races to family friendly festivals. Here’s a breakdown of what’s going on in this summer in the Northeastern region of the United States. To see what events are going on elsewhere, click on the region you’re interested in: Canada, Southeastern US, Midwestern US, Western US.

Photo by Marc Falardeau from Flickr.

Date Where What
Jun 2 Woodbury, NJ 5th Annual Kayak Regatta
Jun 2 Glens Falls, NY Feeder Canal Alliance Canoe & Kayak Race
Jun 2-3 Lakewood, NJ South Jersey Canoe & Kayak Classic
Jun 6 Huntington, MA Not That Dam Race
Jun 9 Lennox, MA Wild Goose Chase
Jun 9 Westport, MA Westport River Watershed Alliance River Run
Jun 9 Wilson, NY The Wilson Dog Paddle
Jun 10 Griswold, CT 24th Annual Spring Fling At Glasgo Pond
Jun 13 Holyoke, MA Holyoke Rows Boathouse Challenge
Jun 16 Concord, NH Sugarball Canoe and Kayak Race
Jun 16 Jersey Shore, PA Tiadaghton Elm Canoe & Kayak Classic
Jun 22-24 Charlemont, MA Zoar Outdoor DemoFest 2012
Jun 23 Amesbury, MA Lake Gardner Classic
Jun 23 Hopkinton, MA 20th Annual Against The Tide Event
Jun 23 Jersey Shore, PA Keystone Challenge Canoe & Kayak Race
Jun 24 Groton, MA 6th Annual Nashua River Canoe & Kayak Race
Jul 1 Deerfield, MA Deerfield Riverfest Wildwater Race
Jul 4 Contoocook, NH 4th of July Contoocook River Race
Jul 6 Newport, VT American Flatwater Kayak Championship
Jul 6-8 Ithaca, NY Lake Placid International
Jul 7 Rochester, NY Armond Bassett Canoe & Kayak Race
Jul 12-14 Seaford, DE Nanticoke Riverfest
Jul 14 Gloucester, MA Blackburn Challenge
Jul 15 Durham, ME Chief Worumbo Androscoggin River Race
Jul 28 Pemberton, NJ Mirror Lake Championships
Jul 28 Grand Island, NY Paddles Up Niagara
Aug 4 Fitzwilliam, NH Laurel Lake Association Canoe & Kayak Race
Aug 4 Burlington, NJ Festival Of Lights Race
Aug 4 Brooklyn, NY Paddle For Autism Awareness
Aug 4 Fairport, NY Empire State Regatta
Aug 5 Grand Lake Stream, ME West Grand Lake Race
Aug 12 Auburn, NY Captain Myles Keogh Paddle, Wheel & Run
Aug 18 Milford, CT Milford Oyster Festival Canoe & Kayak Race
Aug 18 Windsor, CT Connecticut River Canoe & Kayak Classic
Aug 25 Lewes, DE Broadkill River Canoe and Kayak Race
Aug 25 Washington, DC Paddle For Humanity- DC

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If you know of any other Kayak events happening in the Northeast this summer, drop us a line in the comments, and we’ll update our listing!