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A different way to sea life

For the kind of adventure I was embarking on, a kayak was the only way to go. Not only can it get into places where nothing else can, any idiot can use one. Well, I'll qualify that - any idiot can use one in calm conditions.

Friday, 4 November, 2011, 12:00am

French pair win kayak-run race

French duo Adrien Choux and Damien Levy won the Teva Kayak n Run race at Deep Water Bay yesterday. They finished the four-kilometre kayak and six-kilometre trail run in one hour, 37 minutes and 29 seconds, holding off a stiff challenge from Guillaume Calloud and Bruce Pye. 'It was tough, especially the hike up Mount Nicholson, during which I twisted an ankle and cut myself,' Choux said.

26 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Get back to nature with sea kayaking

Exploring some of Hong Kong's 236 islands in a sea kayak may be an exciting way to spend your weekends. But if you haven't picked up a paddle before, then it's sensible to take a skills courses first.

13 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

HK coach man to beat in world of surf-skiing

His knees gave away about four years ago, so in a bid to stay fit Rene Appel took up a new fad at that time - surf skiing. Today, much to his surprise, Appel is regarded as one of the top competitors in the world in a sport which has quickly grown in stature.

11 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Big deal

Escape to the Gayana Eco Resort on Gaya Island off Kota Kinabalu in East Malaysia. The resort, a member of Preferred Boutique hotels (preferredboutique.com), is dedicated to marine conservation.

Among other activities, guests can enjoy diving, nature walks and kayaking through the mangroves.

3 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Endurance race proves a true test

Five young participants demonstrated that it takes good physical strength, careful training, strong team spirit and iron will to complete a gruelling endurance race scheduled for 36 hours.

15 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Research pays off for surf ski champ

South Africa's Dawid Mocke beat a star-studded field yesterday to win the Dragon Run, Hong Kong's surf ski race, which was part of the International Ocean Kayak and Outrigger Championships.

The 30-year-old's thorough research paid rich dividends as he crossed the finish line first at Deep Water Bay to pick up the winner's cheque of US$5,000.

25 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Chalupsky keen to win yet another one on the rough seas

Here's a contrast in scenery. There are the waters of Tahiti and Hawaii, South Africa and Australia, each painted in a different shade of blue. There is sun, sometimes there are clouds, but outside, the water is always challenging with unpredictable waves and swells. Then there are the waters indoors, inside a giant pool where the water is challenging, but predictable.

18 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Conquering the Impossible: My 12,000-mile Journey Around the Arctic Circle

Conquering the Impossible: My 12,000-mile Journey Around the Arctic Circle

by Mike Horn

(St Martin's Press)

Mike Horn must have a low boredom threshold. Whether any other man pushes himself as hard and risks as much is doubtful.

19 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Paddle the waves

Sea kayaking is an ideal summer sport. All you need is a paddle, life jacket and kayak and the sea is yours to explore.

It doesn't involve complicated equipment and is relatively inexpensive so people of all ages can enjoy it.

28 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

It's all in the game

If there was a prize for the Asia Miles Action Asia Challenge Hong Kong 2006 unluckiest losers of the year, it would go to the North Face team of local pair Ryan Blair and Piers Touzel in the final leg of the series at Tai Lam Cheung in Tsuen Wan yesterday.

11 Dec 2006 - 12:00am



7 May 2006 - 12:00am

Prickly paddler's fantastic voyage honoured

A German adventurer who spent seven years canoeing from Europe to Australia in the 1930s only to be interned as an enemy alien on the eve of World War II, is receiving belated recognition for his extraordinary journey in a new exhibition.

9 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

Paddlers looking to Hungary for success

HONG KONG canoeists, aiming to emerge from the shadow of their rowing counterparts, have planned their most ambitious training programme yet.

The canoeists and rowers both train on the Shing Mun River in Sha Tin but while the latter have developed into one of the top teams in Asia over the past four years, the paddlers are minnows.

5 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Canoeing feat

INTREPID canoeist Paul Brunner, 31, arrived in Repulse Bay yesterday to become the first man to paddle from Macau to Hongkong by kayak. His three-day, 80-kilometre journey raised $60,000 for the Help the Oceans environment campaign. He is planning a race between the two territories later this year.

24 May 1993 - 12:00am