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Local tv report - Rolling with Helen Wilson PDF Print E-mail
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vrijdag, 24 juni 2011

Interview OmmenLeeft Local tv station OmmenLeeft has done a very nice report on the rolling clinis by Helen Wilson, 18/19 june 2011.
At the moment they only broadcast via the internet, but they hope for a place on the cable in the second half of this year. I think they deserve it.

Click read more to see the news clip via youtube.

Last Updated ( vrijdag, 24 juni 2011 )
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Helen Wilson geeft rolling clinic - 18/19 juni PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tom Steenbergen   
zondag, 20 februari 2011

Een van de bekendste Greenlandstyle rolling goeroe's, de Amerikaanse Helen Wilson , komt naar Nederland.
Arend Bloem en Tahé Marine Zweden, hebben de drijvende kracht achter  zeekayakforum.nl (Freek Knol) gevraagd om dit evenement te organiseren.

De datum is bekend; 18 en 19 juni.

Meer informatie is te vinden op het zeekayak forum . Door sponsoring van Kanocentrum Arjan Bloem kunnen de kosten laag gehouden worden.

Klik op lees meer voor de trailer van Helen's DVD.

Last Updated ( zondag, 20 februari 2011 )
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a new Masik is published PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tom Steenbergen   
woensdag, 29 september 2010

Masik zomer 2008On the QajaqUSA website a new Masik is ready for download. The MASIK is Qajaq USA's electronic newsletter written by members and for members and is published several times a year.

In this Masik a book review of the 4 most used books for skin-on-fram qajaq building; an interview with John Brand's family about "the little kayak book"; a description of the build of a Bristol Bay qajaq (Alaska); a report of a kayaking trip aroung Ilulissat, Disko ba, Greenland; and a report of Kampe Absalonsen inspecting the qajaq Maligiaq build for the Smithsonian in 2005.

This link will bring you to the Masik download page.

Have fun reading.

Last Updated ( woensdag, 29 september 2010 )
 
Workshop paddle carving PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tom Steenbergen   
vrijdag, 20 februari 2009

In samenwerking met de Canadese Tsimshian kunstenaar Ed Bryant North West Coast Trading organiseert stichting Paddlelife een workshop waarin de deelnemer op traditionele wijze een kano peddel vervaardigd. De vervaardigde peddel is enerzijds te beschouwen als kunstobject, maar kan tevens daadwerkelijk worden gebruikt in het water.

De workshop vereist een minimale deelname van 8 personen en zal gedurende 2 dagen plaatsvinden. Uitgangspunt is dat de eerste dag wordt gewerkt van 10.00 uur tot 18.00 uur. De tweede dag zal naar verwachting worden gestart rond 10.00 uur en zal rond de klok van 16.00 uur de workshop worden afgerond. De lunch zal rond de klok van 12.30 plaatsvinden maar dit kan altijd in overleg met de groep worden aangepast. Tussentijds zullen kleine pauzes worden gehouden. Op de tweede dag zal, gezien de tijd, er geen uitgebreide lunch zijn. Er wordt echter wel gelegenheid geboden om tussendoor een hapje te kunnen eten.

LET OP: We brengen deze workshop hier onder de aandacht, maar dit is niet de workshop die qajaq.nl organiseert. De aankondigig hiervan volg binnenkort. 

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Catch up time PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tom Steenbergen   
donderdag, 02 oktober 2008

It has been a while since the qajaq.nl site had anything new to read. From now on the site will be regularly updated again. We will start by adding some articles that should have already been placed.

The first updates will follow shortly.

Last Updated ( donderdag, 02 oktober 2008 )
 
The virus strikes again PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tom Steenbergen   
zondag, 06 april 2008
The (building)virus has struck again and I have started to build (yet) another seakayak. This time I have chosen to in the woodstrip method, where a kayak's (or canoe) hull is build up of small woodstrips around a set of molds (frames) that determine the dimensions of the kayak. After the woodwork is finished, the whole thing will be covered in a layer of glass and epoxy resulting in a robust, durable and (relative) light kajak.
After building two kayaks in the traditional skin-on-frame style, I thought I would give this a try.

Black Pearl
Foto: Bjorn Thomasson
I chose for a design by Björn Thomasson, de Black Pearl, a low volume seakayak following the lines of the traditional Eastern Greenland kayaks. During visits in Denmark and Sweden I had paddled the Black Pearl and it paddles in line with what I am already used to in my skin-on-frame kayaks. Like with a traditional kayak, when ordering the plans you have to provide some body sizes, like length, hipwidth adn show size, for Björn to use in his design in order to get a Black Pearl that is tuned you sizes.

A building log can be found through this link: Black Pearl .
Last Updated ( donderdag, 10 april 2008 )
 
A Soul-Mate for Valerie PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tom Steenbergen   
maandag, 24 maart 2008
Last friday Dick and I went to visit Valerie Welch, a member of our canoeclub, k.v. Keistad (Amersfoort). Valerie is building a cedar strip solo canoe. For the design she chose a Soul-Mate by Carrying Places, a very nicely lined canoe but not so easy to build because of the tumble home gunwales. The hull is now complete and is awaiting the glass and epoxy layers. I am very curious to see the endresult, which can only be fabulous considering how it already looks.
You are able to watch Valeries progress on http://www.paddler.nl.
 
A canoe in Sweden PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tom Steenbergen   
maandag, 24 maart 2008
During some googling for more information about stripbuilding kayaks & canoes, I came accross a site on buidling a (strip) canoe in Sweden. The nice suprise about this was that the pages are also available in Dutch.
This site and canoe are build by Alex Wedzinga who moved from the Netherlands to Sweden a couple of years ago and now earns his living running an outdoorstore and kayak/canoe activities, so if you are still searching for a holiday destination, have a look at his website.
The pages on the canoe buliding give a nice step by step impression of the building process resulting in a beautiful canoe. For more information have a look here http://prive.route62.se/red%20cedar%20strip%20canoe/
 
Maak een goede start in 2008 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tom Steenbergen   
donderdag, 10 januari 2008

Kajak RevolutionIk werd onlangs geattenteerd op een inititief in Groenland, het land waar de oorsprong van onze kajak hobby ligt. Alhoewel het kajakken weer opleefd in Groenland, is dit met name rondom de grotere nederzettingen. Om het kajakken ook in de afgelegen (armere) gebieden van Groenland te stimuleren is een Groenlandse kajak bouwer een educatief programma begonnen om via de scholen in deze afgelegen gebieden de kajak traditie te stimuleren. Je kan dit initiatief steunen doormiddel van een kleine donatie via de website van deze kajakbouwer.

http://www.greenlandkayaks.gl/revolution.html  

 
Nieuw: Ocean Paddler Magazine PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tom Steenbergen   
vrijdag, 13 juli 2007

Ocean Paddler MagazineVandaag rolt in Engeland het eerste exemplaar van een nieuw en spectaculair magazine van de persen, Ocean Paddler Magazine.
Zoals de titel al aangeeft is het een tijdschrift voor de actieve peddelaar op de oceanen (lees zee). Ocean Paddler zal maandelijks verschijnen en zal artikelen bevatten over technieken, tochtverslagen van expedities, weektrips en dagtochten, peddelen in de branding en tidal races, interviews met (bekende) peddelaars, materiaal testen, etc. Eigenlijk alles wat je mag verwachten van een dergelijk magazine.

Inhoud van de eerste uitgave:
Expedition: Rounding Tassie
Interview:
Jeff Allen
Preparation:
Expedition Planning
Destination:
Croatia
Capture:
Photographic Inspiration
Preparation:
Incident Management
Trip:
In Search of the Queen of Inch's Glass Covered Coffin
Review:
P&H Cetus Sea Kayak
Technique:
Sea kayaking photography
Stern words: Brian Wilson - Paddle Loudly!

and, much, much more..


Meer informatie over dit unieke tijdschrift (voor zover ik weet enig in zijn soort in West Europa) kan je vinden op de website van Ocean Paddler , waaronder een aardig aanbod voor een abonnement.

Het Ocean Paddler wordt uitgegeven door Masik Publishing. Een aardige link naar de herkomst.

Last Updated ( vrijdag, 07 september 2007 )
 
Freya Hoffmeister and Greg Stamer circumnavigate Iceland PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tom Steenbergen   
zaterdag, 09 juni 2007

Two weeks ago Freya and Greg have decided to circumnavigate Iceland by kayak. The short term decision is an extra challenge to get it all organised. But it seems to have all worked out. Last friday they took off for Iceland to start their long paddling journey. If all goes well they paddle their final strokes around Iceland at the end of july.

You can follow their journey on the weblog of Freya en op het KayakQuixotica weblog

Note 10 june: Just after writing this, I read that they have not been heard of for more than a day. A full search has been launched by the Coastguard.
Note 11 june: They are found. All is ok. It appeared to have been a communication problem.

Last Updated ( maandag, 11 juni 2007 )
 
SOF durability PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tom Steenbergen   
maandag, 29 januari 2007

During the greenland style rolling clinics (27-28 jan 07) organised by the NKB and zeekayak.nl we got asked a couple of times if a skin on frame kayak is durable and sturdy enough for paddling at sea,

And what coincidence it is: today a link was posted on the Qajaq USA forum with a video on durablity testing of a SOF. In this article you can find this video. Convince yourself and have a look.

Last Updated ( donderdag, 23 oktober 2008 )
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New rollingvideos on kayakways.net PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tom Steenbergen   
zondag, 07 januari 2007

Cherri Perry and Turner WilsonCherri Perry and Turner Wilson have joined forces and build a website centered around their traditional kayak activities..

On this website you can also find a section dedicated to instruction videos for Greenlandstyle rolling. (videos via "ongoing - rolling videos").
Have fun on this website:  kayakways.net .

Last Updated ( zondag, 07 januari 2007 )
 
Movie: Nanook of the North on Google video PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tom Steenbergen   
maandag, 04 september 2006

You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video

Last Updated ( maandag, 04 september 2006 )
 
Writing on the Qajaq.nl site PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tom Steenbergen   
zondag, 14 mei 2006
www.qajaq.nl has been live for more than 6 months now and to really make it a community site, we would like to offer you the option of contributing to the site by writing articles and thus sharing your experiences with others.
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European part of the QajaqUSA friends map PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tom Steenbergen   
dinsdag, 13 december 2005
To show were we all are in Europe, we have added the European part of the Qajaq USA friends map to the menu of qajaq.nl. If you have not done so yet, follow the link and register yourself at the Frappr Qajaq USA friends map.
European qajaq USA friends map. 
Last Updated ( dinsdag, 13 december 2005 )
 
Paddle making video by Matt Johnson PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tom Steenbergen   
zaterdag, 03 december 2005

To support the Chuck Holst pdf for making your own Greenland paddle Matt Johnson has created a 30 minute video in which the process is vusialised step by step. Watch the video .
This video is worth watching  if you want to carve your first paddle and also if you have already carved one.  
Groenalnd peddel maken - Building a Greenland paddle

Last Updated ( donderdag, 23 oktober 2008 )
 
QajaqUSA Frappr map PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tom Steenbergen   
woensdag, 30 november 2005
Greg Stamer of QajaqUSA has created a map on the Frappr website for the friends of QajaqUSA. If all those interested in the traditional qajaq register themsleves, this map will give a nice picture of where we all can be found. Make yourself visible and register on the Frappr QajaqUSA friends site.
Last Updated ( donderdag, 01 december 2005 )
 
Qajaq.nl live PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tom Steenbergen   
zondag, 06 november 2005

About a month ago we registered the www.qajaq.nl address. And since then we have been busy to give Qajaq.nl a new look and feel and to copy the content accross from the old site. The content also has been slightly restructured and is now maintained using a "content management system", Joomla!.

We will continue to work on the site and in due time the site will be extended with more features.
We will continue to add content ourselves on a regular basis. But we would also like to add content written by others, so that the subject gets covered from multiple sources.

Although we spend a lot of time on the new website, it may happen that certain things do not work as expected. Should this be the case, please let us know through the Contact us link at the top of the page.

The Qajaq.nl team.
 

Last Updated ( vrijdag, 11 november 2005 )
 
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