OK, so now I am definitely onto Plan B. New Zealand's Long Distance Nationals are cancelled. International Va'a Federation World Sprints in Hilo, Hawaii August 2020 are cancelled. I am at home under a ... Read More
Age is no barrier to competing internationally
I've just Qualified to race at World Sprints, 2020
At nearly 70 I have qualified to represent Aotearoa New Zealand in the single waka racing at the 2020 ... Read More
We have an active group of oneman paddlers in Nelson, paddling both V1 and OC1. We often meet Saturdays at the beach. Sometimes Tony or Jan have their GoPros out...
Paddling from Tahunanui ... Read More
Waka Paddles are A very personal choice
Getting the right paddle for you can be a bit of a challenge. I started off using our club paddles. They were wooden, heavy and well used, so they 'plopped' a ... Read More
I bought the OC1 nearly 3 years ago and it's made such a difference in my life. It made it easier to train for World Sprints when my crew was spread from North Cape to the Bluff (one end of New ... Read More
I find it really easy to offer help, support and awhi to others. And yet it is always so much harder to ask for help for something for myself.
Going to the 2018 IVF Va’a (Waka Ama) World Club ... Read More
At 67 saying "Yes" is really important and I've been saying "YES" a lot more lately. I am constantly amazed at how my world opens up when I do. It changes everything, I feel better about myself, I ... Read More
Getting fit on my own doesn't work for me. I can paddle heaps because I am usually paddling with another 5 people and have a commitment to my crew. However, some forms of waka ama, like sprints, ... Read More
Increase the distance, increase the nutrition
Proper hydration and nutrition are critical if you are going to do long distance waka ama racing or doing long distance training. We have an OC6 crew who ... Read More