Sunday, 1 July 2007
The Greenland Kayaking Association are welcoming kayakers from all countries & of all skill levels to participate in the 2007 Greenland National Kayaking Championships. Try not to miss out on joining fellow Qajaq members in this educational & entertaining traditional kayaking contest. Remember that it is a family orientated meet as well as a show of prowess, so bring the tribe. When the GKA say all ages, they mean that they even accomodate short races & rolling competitions for 4 - 6 year old classes, right through to 70 years +. There is a competitive side to the event, but you often have to search hard for it through the laughter, excitement & communal spirit of the whole gathering.

Sometime this year, I'm going to try & train with the dog & teach him to log run my kayak while I perform the Pallortillugu Assakaaneq sequence [ 5 Storm Rolls in 10 seconds ], without him getting wet. Now that would be a neat trick although I doubt it would score any points in the traditional sense. Maybe a Circus Award 5 or something aye. Given he's a working Collie, once he's understood the job, I'll probably never get him to stop; since he'll arguably add it to his Do-list, & pursue with veracious single-mindedness, every island bound kayak, clear into the next decade...

Anyways, the event is taking place between July 9th & 14th, 2007 initially meeting at Qajaq House, Ilulissat, Greenland. Details of the full event program can be found by clicking the Qajaq Ilulissat symbol in the righthand column of this blog. The GKA can be further contacted at:

P.O. Box 1004,
3900 Nuuk,
Tel: 011 - 299 865022


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