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Paddling for the Disabled – Links

Chosen Valley Creating Ability – They have seating, kayaks and hand adaptors

It’s one thing to be able to hold a paddle, and another thing to be able to pull it through the water. They manufacture a range of adaptations designed to provide the grip you need while still enabling you to drop the paddle quickly. All of the grips mount to standard kayak paddles with a 1-1/4″ shaft diameter.


Equal Adventure adaptive support for kayakers

Kayak Zak’s Adaptive Paddling ~ adaptive kayak program in Northwest California.

A site worth looking at is AdaptivePaddlers

For more Adaptive Paddling hints there is the book  Canoeing and Kayaking for Persons with Disabilities Instruction Manual from the American Canoe Association (ACA) by Janet Zeller and Anne Worthem Weber.

See also Outfitting A Kayak For Paddlers With A Disability by Mark Theobald of DisabledAdventurers.com 

KASK's aims are to:

1. Promote and encourage the sport of sea kayaking
2. Promote safety standards
3. Develop techniques and equipment
4. Deal with issues of coastal access and protection
5. Organise sea kayak forums around the country
6. Publish the Sea Canoeist Newsletter and the KASK Handbook