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Welcome to the Performance Sea Kayak Library.

Here we aim to maintain a long-term collection of wide-ranging paddling interest, information and insight, in this world of ‘instant-fix’, and ‘instant-forget’.

We have articles of sea-kayak records, tales from long-distance expeditions, stories from historic first-attempts, along with paddling guides and training-tips.

Rather than us talking about it, why not just take a look?

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Our sister site, Performance Sea Kayak collates records of sea kayaking adventure and challenge – just the thing for a touch of sea-paddling inspiration.

Enjoy!

John Willacy

‘A Little German Girl’ — Fridel Meyer’s attempt to circumnavigate the UK

by Pascale Eichenmuller Fridel who? Why haven’t I heard of her, you may well ask? Well, Fridel Meyer was born 1908 in Kitzingen am Main in Bavaria, Southern Germany and was introduced to watersports by her grandfather, the lifeguard of the towns swimming baths. In 1932 Fridel arrived in London in style – by kayak. …