Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Best Little Race in the South

Yes, it's that time of year again...Saturday June 4th is Race Day.
There are actually 4 races for this fund raising event for the Tybee Marine Center. Three races are flat water river races, but perhaps the most infamous is the LTC.
The Little Tybee Challenge is on the starting block and it is a race unlike most others.

The course does has the usual accoutrement's of any race track.
There are hair-pin bends and long straights, but there are also wrong turns, tidal currents and breaking waves. Any sea worthy paddling craft is allowed to enter, Sea Kayaks, Surf Skis or SOT's and you can even strike a sail. No one particular design has an advantage over another and it is generally the conditions of the day that are a large factor in the outcome. In fact, The only thing more fun than racing is running safety boat on the front side.

So, it's Time to start thinking about the your strategy for winning or even better... just completing the Little Tybee Challenge Kayak Race. You'll be glad you did and you'll get the classic 'Flying Albatross' T shirt to prove it.
(Open water skills and a sea worthy kayak are a requirement)

Oh, and did we mention you may even take home a kayak, paddle and pfd !
Tons of prizes are always up for grabs.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Safety Boats Needed for June 4th Tybee Kayak Race

Tybee Island Kayak Races are fast approaching...Saturday, June 4th to be exact.
If you have not preregistered, there are forms on our counter top in the shop.
As always there will be a bunch of cool prizes up for grabs including a kayak and a Saltwood paddle. If you are not racing, there are several other 'on water' kayak duties that need filling. Marsh race course marshals and front side safety boaters are an essential part of this event. If you have an interest in doing this please drop us a line or contact Deb Kearney, race organizer.
For the latest news check out the race blog here...

Why We Love The South

...and they swim underwater with their hats on.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Fresh Mummies Just In

Earlier today....

All your favourite sliders in stock.
Come and demo The Bullitt X, The Bullitt S, The Proton, The Boost, The Scarab, Big Meg, The S'RS and the Neutron RV...
and You Too will soon be ripping like the talented Mr Hobson.

Chris Hobson rides The Proton

Savannah Canoe and Kayak has the most comprehensive selection of contemporary surf kayaks under one roof,in the U.S. Stop in on your way to the Worlds.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Winter Remodel in Bucks

One of our favourite winter campsites, and a great fishing spot has undergone some major change over the off season.
It looks to be 'big tide' damage.

As we paddled into Bucks I noticed the beach at the entrance had been badly overwashed. Upon reaching the bluff, the campsite dining and aerobics area had been clean 'cut through'. In a small, unimportant part of the world this is quite an exciting development.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Paddlers Gathering on Little Tybee

A bunch of boaters are getting together next weekend on Little Tybee Island for the first Southeast Paddlers Weekend. Hopefully we’ll be graced with some good surf, but even if its flat I think its going to be a great time.
Bring food and firewood for a good time around the campfire Saturday evening.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Tomorrow Evening on Bonaventure


Beverages of your choice will be available in the Frigidaire.
15% Off all books and DVD's.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Ganges Kayak Trip - Thursday Eve @ 6.30pm

Our First Thursday Lecture Series will re-start this week with the story of our recent trip to India. Show starts at 6.30 and will wrap up by 8pm.
The lecture is free and Tea will be served.
Future lectures include Re Discovering the Tybee Gun Batteries, Kayak Sailing, A Paddler Goes to War, Understanding Boat Design, What makes a Good Paddle.
As well as a free show, this is a great time to meet other local paddlers and plan future trips. This Thursday there will also be 15% off DVD's and Books.
We hope you can join us for this informal and fun gathering. Seating is limited, so you may want to bring your beach chair.