Feedback from Glenn Morris, Wales

Testimonial for Anders

I have recently returned from a course run by Anders Thygesen in Vestfossen. The course, undertaken in Anders' large and well equipped workshop, far exceeded my expectations. Anders calmly and expertly guided all of us through each stage of kayak construction and from a start point of two planks of wood we finished on the sixth day with a completed kayak.

It is immensely satisfying to be involved with the construction of your own kayak and I cannot imagine buying a plastic or fibreglass kayak ever again - not least because it is so much kinder to the environment.

I would encourage anyone who is considering buying a sea kayak to sign up for a course with Anders and make your own. Not only will you have a seaworthy kayak but also a work of art.

Glenn Morris (Arctic Voice Expedition 2007/08)

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Courses 2019!

The course calendar has been updated. Check out this year's kayak building classes:here

Kayak building in the USA

From Autumn 2017, Delmarwa USA: Here:

Baidarka paddling

A video clip from summer of 2011's great baidarka adventure:here

Baidarka building

A video from a kayak building class in Vestfossen, Norway:here

New pages!

New, and well illustrated presentation of our beautiful new paddle types! More.

Traditional kayaking article

Jeff Allens article from Ocean Paddler:Les her: