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Re: Wined Paddles

Michael Lampi <lampi@...>
 

http://www.epicpaddles.com/ has some info.

Cheers!

--Michael Lampi

-----Original Message-----
From: Glenn/Cheryl ROGERS [mailto:rogersclan@...]
Sent: Sunday, March 21, 2004 9:31 PM
To: SoundRowers@...
Subject: [SoundRowers] Wined Paddles


Can somebody give me some info on or steer me to some info on
winged padles and there use?
Thanks
glenn


Newbie Intro

Sharky
 

Hi everyone,
Just joined the group and figured I'd introduce myself.

Sharky, 48, F, Nampa, ID (near Boise).

I've been a recreational kayaker for 4-5 years, but I've been around
boats and water all my life. I grew up in Seattle and get up there 3-
4 times a year.

Last fall as part of my weight loss and get fit program I got on the
erg at the local gym. It was love at first stroke.

I did the Concept 2, 200K Holiday Challenge and then a half-marathon
(21K) in Jan.

I'm getting my first rowing shell in a few weeks (Maas Aero) and then
I'll be meeting Steve Wells for sculling instruction. I hope to be
at the American Lake Classic.

Sharky


American Lake Thanx!

Sharky
 

Hi folks,
Just wanted to say I had a GREAT time Saturday. I enjoyed meeting
you all and I look forward to future events.

I appreciate all the help I got and the warm welcome.

Thanx,
Sharky the newbie


American Lake Thanx!

Sharky
 

Hi folks,
Just wanted to say I had a GREAT time Saturday. I enjoyed meeting
you all and I look forward to future events.

I appreciate all the help I got and the warm welcome.

Thanx,
Sharky the newbie


Whatcom Classic Posts

Reivers Dustin
 

I can't do the race this year (I live one mile from the start!) so
I'm hoping there will be a couple of posts about the race.

There will be some heavy action in the HPK - surfski - division.
Yost was challenged last year, Dean has a challenger and there is a
big crop of newcomer's that look fast. Rumor has it that Prankster
Dave's love life has slowed down his paddling escapes. If there
isn't an outrigger race this weekend we'll get a flood of OC- boats.
Fierce competition going on there too.

Please post to the board and don't reply to my personal email. Just
post any news about the race. I really hate to miss this, but it's
force majeure.

Thanx


American Lake Classic videos

Michael Lampi <lampi@...>
 

Hi folks,

The 15.9 minute(!) long race videos for American Lake have just joined
the pre-race videos:

http://soundrowers.org/photography/2004/AmericanLake/video/race-large.wmv
60MB - 320x240 good quality
http://soundrowers.org/photography/2004/AmericanLake/video/race-medium.wmv
18MB - 320x240 low quality
http://soundrowers.org/photography/2004/AmericanLake/video/race-small.wmv
6MB - 160x120 lower quality

I tried to get some of the lunch scenes included, but the MS software
I was using choked regardless of which Heimlich maneuver I tried.

Here are the URL's for the 10 minutes of pre-race videos:

http://soundrowers.org/photography/2004/AmericanLake/video/pre-race-large.wmv
320x240 good quality
http://soundrowers.org/photography/2004/AmericanLake/video/pre-race-medium.wmv
320x240 low quality
http://soundrowers.org/photography/2004/AmericanLake/video/pre-race-small.wmv
160x120 lower quality

These can be viewed on Windows-based PC's.

I could check into trying to make them in MPEG-1 or MPEG-4 format, but
right now I don't have the software to do this.

--Michael Lampi


American Lake report

Sharky
 

Hi folks,
I wrote a short piece about my experience at the American Lake
Classic. If you're interested you can read it at:
www.dykebert.com/row/first_race.htm

Sharky


American Lake Classic report

Michael Lampi <lampi@...>
 

Between the photo albums, movie making and <gasp!> work
I finally managed to write up my experiences at American
Lake last Saturday:

http://snorlax.lampi.org/mike/Boating2004/AmericanLake.htm

--Michael Lampi


Re: Whatcom Classic Posts

Michael Lampi <lampi@...>
 

--- In SoundRowers@..., "Reivers" <reivers@c...> wrote:
I can't do the race this year (I live one mile from the start!) so
I'm hoping there will be a couple of posts about the race.

There will be some heavy action in the HPK - surfski - division.
Yost was challenged last year, Dean has a challenger and there is a
big crop of newcomer's that look fast. Rumor has it that Prankster
Dave's love life has slowed down his paddling escapes. If there
isn't an outrigger race this weekend we'll get a flood of OC- boats.
Fierce competition going on there too.

Please post to the board and don't reply to my personal email. Just
post any news about the race. I really hate to miss this, but it's
force majeure.

Thanx
I mistakenly sent a reply to Reivers rather than the group.

Anyway, it was a nice day overall, though it was very hot with the
light tailwind heading out to Reveille Island, and nice and cool on
the return. The water overall was very calm, though a few fishing/ski
boat wakes were pretty large at times.

Several boats set records. My time this year was a whopping 21 seconds
faster than last year!

Photos are now on the Sound Rowers web site.

--Michael Lampi


Lake Whatcom photos & video available

Michael Lampi <lampi@...>
 

The photos taken by myself and Beverly Storb are now on the Sound
Rowers web site.

In addition, videos taken by Kathy Furtado are also there. The URL's
for the 16 minute videos (soon to be added by Traci) are
http://www.soundrowers.org/photography/2004/LakeWhatcom/video/large.wmv
(62 MB, 320x240)
and
http://www.soundrowers.org/photography/2004/LakeWhatcom/video/small.wmv
(6.2 MB, 160x120).

I gave Kathy my camcorder without much in the way of instruction in
the hurried moments prior to the race. Even so, she came up with some
nice videos!

Enjoy!

Michael Lampi


Re: Whatcom Classic Posts

Michael Lampi <lampi@...>
 

--- In SoundRowers@..., "Reivers" <reivers@c...> wrote:
I can't do the race this year (I live one mile from the start!) so
I'm hoping there will be a couple of posts about the race.

My personal experiences on it can be found at
http://snorlax.lampi.org/mike/Boating2004/LakeWhatcom.htm

--Michael Lampi


Commencement Bay photos now online

Michael Lampi <lampi@...>
 

It was a great day for a race. The rain held off, it was not too
hot, and the water was conducive to excellent times. My gps claims
the distance was more like 6.2 miles. However, the track data had
some dropouts in the speed data, so this might have had something
to do with the shortfall.

The photos are available at
http://www.soundrowers.org/photography/2004/CommencementBay/index.html

BTW, if anyone has any new captions, or can think of better ones,
please tell me!

--Michael Lampi


Manchester Race

Michael Lampi <lampi@...>
 

Is anyone interested in car pooling to Manchester from the
Bellevue/Seattle area?

I can carry a kayak (or similar light and long boat) on my roof top
Thule rack in addition to my Cadence. The rack has adjustable width
saddles and about 40" between the front and back rails.

I'd like to split the ferry costs, if not also the gas.

Thanks!

Michael Lampi
(425) 641-3941


Weather, winds and tides on the WWW

Michael Lampi <lampi@...>
 

I was just forwarded some links to some useful sites.

Wind conditions from all over the USA, including local sites:
http://www.iwindsurf.com/windandwhere.iws?regionID=119&geographicalAreaID=1&Isection=Wind+Forecasts

Weather and winds (for Manchester, WA, among others):
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/data/forecasts/WAZ010.php?warncounty=WAC035&city=Manchester

Tide tables:
http://www.co-ops.nos.noaa.gov/tides04/tab2wc1b.html#137

Perhaps these might be of use in picking which boat to use.

;-)

--Michael Lampi


Manchester photos

Michael Lampi <lampi@...>
 

Wow - what a gorgeous day and what excellent water conditions for a race!

Even though I had both a wardrobe and a mechanical malfunction, and
the camera was overheating in its waterproof bag (making some Blake
Island photos a lot more washed out and blue than they should have
been), I still had a good time.

My GPS indicated a distance of almost exactly 10 miles for the course.

Photos can be found at
http://www.soundrowers.org/photography/2004/Manchester/index.html

--Michael Lampi


Dale McKinnon is a rower with a cause

Dale Reed <dale-reed@...>
 

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/178966_rower22.html
Tuesday, June 22, 2004
Rower begins 800-mile adventure
Woman leaves Alaska for Bellingham
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

KETCHIKAN, Alaska -- Dale McKinnon is a rower with a cause.

The 58-year-old woman pulled out of Ketchikan early Friday morning at the
start of a two-month, 800-mile voyage south to her home community of
Fairhaven in Bellingham.
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More Manchester Photos

Michael Lampi <lampi@...>
 

Beverly Torok-Storb's photos from Manchester can now be found at
http://www.soundrowers.org/photography/2004/Manchester/Torok-
Storb/index.html

Traci will be putting a link to them from the Sound Rowers site
shortly.

--Michael Lampi


Curses, foiled again!

Michael Lampi <lampi@...>
 

I saw this on another e-mail list to which I subscribe:
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Hi

Just wanted the community to know that there is a new contender on the
block.
The foilkayak - or flyak - can already reach speeds exceeding that of a
normal racing kayak.

The hydrofoil kayak is still under developement, but you can keep up to
date with this project on the following website: http://www.foilkayak.com
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Cheers,

Michael Lampi


Rat Island Regatta Photos & Videos now online

Michael Lampi <lampi@...>
 

Paul's videos and my photos are now online at the Sound Rowers web
site. Beverly's photos will be there soon.

What a gorgeous day for a race!

--Michael Lampi


Rat Island Race report

Michael Lampi <lampi@...>
 

A personal account of the Rat Island race can be found at

http://snorlax.lampi.org/mike/Boating2004/RatIslandRace.htm

--Michael Lampi