Re: A long paddle

Posted by Randy Knauff on Jun 12, 2005

With an eight MPH river current, that's a 72 mile day, three miles per hour average speed. River records are a bit suspect, last week the Chulitna River here was cranking along about 12 MPH and a steerable log would have had a 24 hour distance of 288 miles.

Seriously, these guys look like tough paddlers tho. I am guessing this was a river trip, hard to paddle an average speed of 11 mph for 24 hours on flat water.

Does anyone know the flatwater, no wind distance record for kayaks? Randy

In Response to: A long paddle by Ice - Phil on Jun 12, 2005