Thursday, November 24, 2011

Northern Dancer XL

Our newest Big Canoe, tentatively named the Northern Dancer XL (for xtra long), is coming along way ahead of schedule. This 39' beauty will seat up to 18 paddlers.

The initial 'stripping up was completed last week. Fiberglassing the hull exterior started early this week.

We pulled the prototype off the stations this morning and will be fiberglassing the interior and adding some seats in preparation for a test paddle the first week of December. If you would like an update on when we'll test paddle, and or would like to join us please email me at :

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

New 2012 Naish Boards have arrived!

Its no secret that Stand Up Paddling is the fastest growing niche in the world of paddling, what you may not know is that WCK is following suit by hugely expanding our SUP offerings for 2012. New boards, new paddles, new accessories, lessons, tours and certified instruction staff will all help to make WCK the leader in SUP in the Fraser Valley and beyond.

To start things off this week we received our first of many Naish shipments. We now have stock in new 2012 Nalu's 11'4" & 11'6", as well as the Nalu Sport. We are also entering the race market with the our first new race board for 2012, the Naish Glide 12'6".

Don't worry ladies, we haven't forgotten about you, come check out the all new Alana 10'10", while this board is "pretty" enough to hang over the mantle as a decoration let there be no mistake, this board was designed to paddle, OK and look pretty.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

New CLIPPER Takes Shape

Something new in the works at CLIPPER.

After nearly a year and a half of talking about it, we've decided to add to our Big Boat line up once again.

The tremendous success of our 31' Northern Dancer, prompted us to come up with something a wee bit bigger, and a bunch more stable. The 39' NDXL (working name only) is starting to take shape. With enough room for you and 17 of your closest friends, this canoe will be plying coastal waters this summer.

Designed by James van Nostrand, the NDXL should be ready go sometime in April. If you want to be notified when the prototype hits the water, sometime in January/February, please drop us a note.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

New Boats for the Vancouver Kayak Club.

The Vancouver Kayak Club has been introducing paddlers to the great sport of whitewater kayaking for over 50 years. With club trips, training events, festivals, movie nights and tons of great people there is already a long list of reasons to join the Vancouver Kayak Club and, as of yesterday, there are 3 more great reasons, a Wavesport Diesel 70 and 80 as well as a Jackson Hero.

Yesterday, Rob stopped by and picked out 3 shiny new boats (ok, new to the club). These boats will no doubt take many paddlers down their first rivers and beyond. Way to go VKC, looking forward to another great season and another great festival!