I havent decided if I shall go to the Arctic Sea Kayak Race this year but I can strongly recommend it if you havent been there before. My friends and I went to the ASKR last year and had a really good time. The date for this year event is now set to the 22 – 27 of July. More info will be find at the homepage of ASKR.
Vaida is showing some balance skills in a Nuka from Arrow Kayaks at the ASKR.
Today is a new issue of the magazine paddling out in the stores in Sweden. I have written an article about kayaking in Arctic Norway. We participated in a kayaking event called Arctic Sea Kayak Race. It is held in Vesterålen, Norway in the end of July every year. Buy Paddling magazine and read about it! 🙂 I will write about it here as well in the next coming week. This issue also covers the Tjäröfestivalen
where Gordon Brown, Dubside and Nigel Foster participated as intructors.
Read about the Arctic Sea Kayak Race and Tjäröfestivalen
More pictures and info about the ASKR will be published the next coming week.
Im attending the Arctic Sea Kayak Race in Vesterålen, Norway. My friends Patric and Maria took the car and drove nonstop from Göteborg in Sweden to Vesterålen in 24 hours last friday. We are now doing a route called the long ramble with 35 participants. The surroundings are stunning and I really love this place.
We are having a lunch break in Vesterålen
Henrik from Denmark is paddling his Silhouette. The water is crystal clear but not as warm as it looks…
Arctic Sea Kayak Race (ASKR) is held every year at Vesteralen, Norway. It is far up north, above the arctic circle. It is an event for five days ending in a kayak race. ASKR are approved for the second time as ICF Surfski World Series Event. It takes lot of preparation to join a race like this and I have hardly done anything so I’m planning to missionary our philosophy to the rush paddlers – bun paddling! Dawid Mocke, Sean Rice and Joep van Bakel are among the participants in the race. I hope they will enjoy the buns! We are leaving tomorrow and will stay in Norway for 2 weeks. 🙂
Buns from Pågen (Gifflar) are perfect for picnic paddling.
View Vesterålen in a larger map
The area of ASKR is held north of the Arctic circle at the islands of Vesterålen. It is just a 24 hour drive from Göteborg.