Wash Rider Blog
ICF Marathon Classic Series: Regata Internacional Del Rio Negro (Argentina) 0The Regata Internacional Del Rio Negro is a stage race run on the Black River which crosses the entire province of Rio Negro in northern Patagonia. There are 6 stages broken into 2-day blocks with a rest day after every 2 days. Paddlers who thrive in the Rio Negro will be comfortable racing in the heat, asserting themselves in mass starts, handling large river eddies and spending the first hour of each day doing sprints on and off as the front pack of 20-30 paddlers thins itself down to the lead group and chasers behind.
What are your paddling goals for 2023? 0Let us know your paddling goals for the 2023 season!
What kayak or ocean ski racing rules would you change? 1
This blog is a recap of phone call with a paddling friend musing on two different questions; “If you could change/add/remove one single rule in paddle racing, what would it be?” and the far less ethical question “How would you mechanically dope (cheat) in paddling?”. What would be the one rule you would change and how would you modify your paddling gear to go faster?
- Kieran Babich
- Tags: ICF ICF canoe marathon kayak mechanical doping ocean ski paddle racing rules sprint wash rider
ICF Marathon Classic Series: Descenso Internacional Sella (Spain) 6This race is absolutely mad. If you ever get the chance, do it. Doesn’t matter if you paddle surfski, K1, canoe. Just do it. This race is a real experience to say the least and as such one that is hard to put into words. The Sella Descent is the biggest race of the Spanish river series and one of the largest kayak races in all of Europe in terms of paddlers, boats and definitely spectators. In this blog we’ll try and give you a sense of what makes the Sella so special and hopefully tempt you into racing it yourself.
How to fix 6 of the most common paddling pains 0Unless you're surfing swell straight into a reef or sending the line down the rapids in a river race, paddle sports are relatively safe and low impact for your body. To help you keep paddling and enjoying your paddling, we have identified some of the common pains and what you can do to reduce or remove them from your paddling life.
- Kieran Babich
- Tags: blisters butt cuts calluses kayaking numb legs paddle tape paddling physio rotator cuff sciatica shoulder surfski tiller bar wash rider washrider
ICF Marathon Classic Series: Tour de Gudenaa Marathon (Denmark) 0
Being an amateur paddler is great fun. Like many amateur paddlers I like to get my value out of a race. Some amateur paddlers like to quantify that race value with a positive $/km ratio on race entries, a mate of ours explained when answering why he prefers ultramarathon canoe races over sprints. Applying this logic, the Danish ultra-marathon race the Tour de Gudena delivers excellent value!