Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Guides, Instructors, Artists Wanted.

Floor plans for the new SC&K premises are moving ahead as planned.
We checked out a couple of locations and settled on the current site due to location, logistical requirements and vibe.
"It's great space that can be utilised in any number of configurations." said a floor manager yesterday.
Of course, the new building will also be a flagship for Mega Performance Surf Kayaks in the USA. Other brands such as Tiderace Kayaks, Cobra, Bell Canoes, Native Watercraft and Necky will also be showcased. The focus of the shop floor will be on sit down performance paddle craft at all levels.
Aside from an interesting variety of small boats for sale, artwork depicting a nautical theme, or by paddling artisans, will be a part of the emphasis of the 'boathouse'.
We are currently on the look out for local creative talent as well as experienced paddlers and instructors looking to be a part of a team.

Please email us your resumes, CVs and portfolios if you are interested.

Happy Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

We Owe It To You - Coming in 2011

2010 was a hard year for us here at Savannah Canoe & Kayak.. and we felt it.
Maybe it was dealing with the loss of a key team player. Maybe it is the fact that we are another ten years older. Perhaps after climbing the same mountain 10,000 times, we need a new challenge. Whatever it is, change is in the air .. and things are changing for 2011.

After 8 years of life, Savannah Canoe and Kayak has attracted a diverse and creative staff/customer base of small craft enthusiasts. The continued support and requests of these interesting individuals have kept us alive and excited about what we do, and what we could do.

So, the question is how do we move forward without comprimising our ideals, without becoming mainstream, generic or 'corporate'.
Well, that's easy...We are Savannah Canoe & Kayak... we sell creativity, experience, quality and performance. So, let's just move ahead in that vein.

From January 2011 SC&K will be moving into 2000sq ft of blank canvas.
This space will allow us to re generate our past ideas such as lectures and presentations, as well as introduce a few new ones.
We will increase our inventory and diversity of boats and gear.
We will have dedicated gallery space to promote local, national and international artists.
Our on water programs will maintain their 'low impact - high quality' presence.
We will be launching our own charity to promote paddle sports to low income families and individuals with disabilites.

Your continued support and passion for paddle sports in Savannah is a big part of our plan. Together we can.

See you at the boat house in 2011.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Our Exuberant Mr Cooper

By Kris Broughton
I was on Tybee Island earlier this week, sitting in my usual spot on the 17th street crosswalk just after dawn, when a young man carrying an ocean going kayak trudged out of the surf and started making his way across the beach.
I said “good morning.” But his reply had an odd amount of exuberance in it for seven a.m....(read on)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Some Twitching for the Weekend

Please join Ogeechee Audubon and expert birder Diana Churchill for a bird walk at Fort Pulaski and Tybee North Beach on Saturday, Nov. 6. There is an especially high tide that morning, which will increase the odds for seeing rails, "marsh sparrows" and marsh wrens at Pulaski. And the high tide will concentrate the resting terns, gulls and shorebirds on the beach, making them easy to compare and identify.

Meet the group at 8:00 a.m. at the entrance bridge to Fort Pulaski. It will be cool and quite windy, so dress in layers and bring a windbreaker and hat. Binoculars, telescope and snacks and water are also recommended. Please bring plenty of quarters to feed the parking meters on Tybee while we bird the beach.

Hope to see you there. And be sure to mark your calendars for our annual holiday potluck supper on Tuesday, Dec. 14, which will include our 40th anniversary celebration and a video about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

And Now For Something Completely Different

A good winter project...

That's cool, makes me want to get into Celloing.

Links from John.F.Thanks.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Jam Results


1 - Jim Farrelly
2 - Kevin Price
3 - Travis Yates


1 - Zach & Cooper
2 - Barry & Anna
3 - Brian & Nick

Sea Kayak

1 - Nick Scoville
2 - Zach Smith
3 - Tommy Thompson


1 - Barry Shrum
2 - Travis Yates
3 - Matt Cooper

Other Awards :
You Rocked it Award Ed & Kathryn for a great Tandem heat.
Barry Shrum "You did good, Kid" Award - Anna Butler
Matt Cooper Stylin Award - Zach Smith

Honorable Mentions-
Kevin Price - Great skills improvement from last year.
Brian Day - For coming down off the fence.
Jim Farrelly - Great costume and dedication to the sport
Arthur Benson - For rockin the hat

1st Place Raffle Winner Zach Smith - Wold Wave Ski Project Boat -
from Ben Lawry.
2nd Place Ed Furia - Custom Saltwood Paddle - From Saltwood Paddles
3rd Place Kathryn Propst - Reed Top/Deck
4th Place Jim Farrelly - Stohlquist PFD

Thanks again to all those who helped with the running and operation of the event.... we could not of done it without you.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Tybee Surf Jam - First Pics.


Congrats to Zac Smith on his great success's at this years Tybee Island Paddle Surf & Jam.
Aside from making the roster in several different categories, he also won the grand prize in the raffle...a classic Dick Wold Wave Ski restoration project boat.
It was the perfect end to some very spirited paddling through-out the day from Brother Zac and everyone who took part in SC&K's final program of 2010.
More great pictures from Steve Cramer here.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/9474083@N02/sets/72157625159010087/We will be adding our own pictures soon and the full results.
Thanks to everyone who attended, participated, helped out and spectated.
You all made it what it was...fun at the beach.
Special thanks to Brian Day for the Feel Free and P&H Delphin Kayaks.