Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sioux Falls does have open water

Originally uploaded by Iron Bieso
Bruce W. from Sioux Falls doesn't let winter slow his paddling. He shared these pictures from a recent outing he made in a skin-on kayak he constructed himself.

Bruce said he kayaked from Highway 121 and Rice Street up towards the city's water treatment area. From the looks of his pictures, it seems like he had an eye-opening trip on water in winter.


Bruce has a Web site documenting his kayak build, it's at this link, which you will pry have to copy and paste to visit the site.

Good work, Bruce, on three fronts: He is paddling in winter, building his own boat, and sharing it with the entire South Dakota Canoe and Kayak Association, just like you should do!

Great conference and NEW name

Originally uploaded by Iron Bieso
Welcome to the first official post of the newly reminted South Dakota Canoe and Kayak Association. Yes, the name change was voted upon and is official: We're the SDCKA, folks, to reflect the changing nature of our club.

But remember: Regardless of your craft, and number of blades, if you paddle in Sodak, you are welcome in our club.

The annual conference in Sioux Falls was light on boats, but not on information-sharing and fun. Presenters shared their 2009 experiences with the 30-50 people who gathered, and a number of dynamic Q and A sessions helped get more info to the people who could use it.


The club sends its thanks out to all who attended and to the Outdoor Campus for their assistance and willingness to let us use their fine facilities.

This is the online home of the club, and we remind all comers that if you have a question, e-mail either Web master (e-mail addresses are on the right side of this blog) and we'll get it out to the public.

In addition, anyone hosting an event, looking to sell a boat, or any other endeavor - we're here to help.

Many thanks to all the Dick Davidson friends and family who traveled to be with us. Here's to hoping the auction raised a fair amount of money for Boy Scouts and that everyone had fun at Bracco.

More news and fresh posts coming soon.