Saturday, April 18, 2015

Tim Taylor World record (unofficially)

On Friday Tim Taylor paddling a Think Evo II surf ski broke a World record that's stood since 1986. The record still has to be ratified by the Guinness Book of World it's unofficial at this point.

The record Tim set his sights on is the 24 hour record kayak on the ocean.....there are also records for rivers and lakes for the same duration.

The 1986 record was 191.4 km.....and Tim broke that record with 3 hours 25 minutes to go.....and as time ran down his pace, not suprisingly dropped off....once he got to the 23 hour mark he was stuffed....and exited the water with 214 km under his belt.

Over the next few weeks all the documentation will be presented and we hope Tim gets the big tick and obviously the certificate of achievement from "The Guinness Book of Records".

Read Steve Knowles, from Sportzhub, time line article here :

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Tim has a range of sponsors.....and here they are...

Fergs Kayaks
Millenium Paddles
The Taylor Family
Everyone on the support Team
....and Think Kayak New Zealand

Thursday, April 16, 2015

24 Hour World record attempt

Tim Taylor is taking on the big 24 hour kayak challenge to break the Guinness Book of World Record for 24 hours kayaking / sea. He's using a Think Kayak New Zealand surf ski sponsored by Fergs Kayaks Auckland . Tim starts this mission at 8 am this morning and we'll be giving updates on his progress through the day and night on the Think Kayak page above through the spot tracker he has on his ski. If you're a Mount Surfski Club or a keen local paddler get out on the water and support Tim by following him for a bit.
You can find out where he is on this link…
I am sure all the Think Kayak partners around the World will be following his progress on this one....not only that but all kiwi paddlers will be interested in checking on Tim's progress during this 24 period.

Best wishes Tim and paddle that water like you own it !

Here's some pics I took of Tim when I visited him at Mount Maunganui in February.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Tai Tonga 41 Marathon

Sunday April 26 the Annual Tai Tonga Waka Ama Club Long distance event hits the waters of Evans Bay.

We've been doing this event for the last 5 or so years and it's one of the biggest gatherings of craft in Wellington for a long distance event.

It's an open water event with two course options... 12 - 15 km or 8 km......and open to Waka Ama, surf skis, kayaks (capable of paddling in open water) and stand ups.

The categories start pretty much..... at 9 am, 10.45 and 12 read the entry information below to find out more.

Weather permitting I'll look to do the 15 km surf ski......and then 8 km on the Stand up !

View all the information on the link below :