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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:50 am 
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Loic Vynisale (Wild Water world champion 2010) and his mate Clément Sardinha are currently expeditioning in the Indonesian archipelago. Here is their website (in French) : http://www.explorationspirit.com. They intend to paddle round the Raja Ampat archipelago, a 600 km trip. Their boat is a 2011 Grand Narak in touring specs (PVC hull) overhauled by the factory last june. The crew say they can reach (with wing paddles) an average speed of 7,5 - 8,5 km/h during 7 hours fully loaded... which is far better than what they would have expected from a folder. The hard job is to leave these paradisiac beaches each morning !


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:07 am 
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The trip is completed, the boys send me a few images. Big stress at the beginning for one of their bags was lost at the airport. That was the frame of the Nautiraid... After two days of waiting they finally recovered it and started paddling !


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:07 am 
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And a videao on the French TV is there ! : http://vimeo.com/75295209


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:11 am 
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Wow! Looks like a fabulous trip with a fantastic kayak! Would like to go there someday, but that is probably not in the cards. Thanks for sharing.

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