Archive of Racing

Makai Madness

on February 22nd, 2018 in mackenzie hynard, Racing, Team Think, Think, Uncategorized, Uno by | Comments Off

Second weekend of February, and it only means one thing. Hitching up a trailer of surfskis and heading south to Ulladulla for the annual Makai Cup. There’s always excitement watching the wind charts for the week ahead of the event, praying for the strong Summer North East breezes. Unfortunately the…

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Return to Makai

on February 15th, 2017 in Downwind, Racing, Team Think, Uncategorized by | Comments Off

  What can you say about the Makai Cup that hasn’t been said before? Stunning coastline, fantastic paddling and a team of passionate race organisers all add to a great weekend on the South Coast at Ulladulla. This year Sydney was in the grip of a heatwave, so the escape…

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Ten Island Race in Sweden

on August 24th, 2016 in Kajaktiv, Races, Racing, Sweden, Uncategorized, Uno Max by | Comments Off

  I’m Adriel Young, part of the Think Kayak family in Australia and currently residing in Sweden. After having a bit of time off the water, I was contacted by the captain of the Thule Adventure Race Team, Martin Flinta, (a world Champion in multisport and off road triathlon) to…

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The new Uno Max Gen3

on June 21st, 2016 in Gen3, Racing, Think, Uno Max by | Comments Off

  Since its introduction in 2011, the Uno Max has been the boat to beat. In the five years since that first win at the Dubai Shamaal, the Uno Max has been owning the podium at events on all continents. The Euro Challenge, US Surfski Champs, Cape Point Challenge, Australian…

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ICF Worlds 2017 Location is…..

on March 18th, 2016 in Hong Kong, Racing, Team Think, Think, Uncategorized, World Champion by | Comments Off

  In exciting news for the world of surfski, Hong Kong has been chosen to host the next ICF World Championships in 2017. The Dragon Run has built a huge reputation over the years in terms of the quality of race it offers, as well as fantastic organisation. In a…

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The Turn Is Not A Rest

on November 26th, 2015 in Racing, Surfski, Training, Uncategorized by | Comments Off

Do you ever have one of those phrases which resonates in your head from a coach shouting it incessantly? “The turn is not a rest” is one which always echoes in my head as I approach a turn in a group of paddlers. Going back a few years when I…

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Vaaka Release New Bluetooth Sensor

on October 26th, 2015 in Equipment, Racing, Training, Vaaka by | Comments Off

As proud representatives for Vaaka in Australia, we’re excited to announce the release of their new Bluetooth kayak cadence sensor. With more and more devices communicating by Bluetooth, the innovative bods behind Vaaka addressed the requirement of some paddlers by bringing a new sensor to the market. Think Kayak Australia…

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Molokai 2015 – A Maiden Voyage

on July 10th, 2015 in Downwind, Molokai, Racing, Surfski, Team Think, Uncategorized, Uno Max by | Comments Off

  Molokai 2015 – maiden voyage across the Kawaii Channel The idea of doing an open ocean ski race from one island to another is quite appealing, daunting  & exciting all rolled into one, make that  crossing the ” Channel of Bones” from Molokai to Oahu, a distance of 53km,…

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Twilight 200s

on March 20th, 2015 in Kayaks, mackenzie hynard, Races, Racing, Sean Rice, Skis, Surfski, Think, Uno Max, World Champion by | Comments Off

  Paddling daily on Sydney Harbour is definitely not something to be taken for granted (especially if you come from Ireland and spent your youth paddling up and down cold, narrow canals!). As paddlers were are very fortunate to call Woollahra Sailing Club our home, and where we do all…

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Mackenzie Hynard Joins Team Think

on January 15th, 2015 in mackenzie hynard, Racing, Surfski, Team Think, Think, Uno Max by | Comments Off

  It’s a great pleasure to announce Mackenzie Hynard has joined Team Think and will race both nationally and internationally on the Uno Max this coming season. I managed to track down the very busy, and always salty, Macca for a quick chat.   Stew O’Regan: Mackenzie, welcome to the…

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The Ultimate

on December 11th, 2014 in Carbon, Kenny Rice, Racing, Sean Rice, Surfski, The Doctor, Think, Uno Max, World Champion by | Comments Off

  If you’re an avid follower of our Facebook and Instagram feeds, you will have now seen some photos of the new Ultimate construction from Think Kayak. Judging by the many comments and the volume of “likes” on the photos shared, we’re pretty stoked with how it has been received….

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Pennypinchers Easter Surfski Challenge

on April 24th, 2014 in Kenny Rice, Races, Racing, Sean Rice, Skis, Training, Uncategorized, Uno Max, World Champion by | Comments Off

Sean Rice is just back from competing at the Pennypinchers Easter Surfski Challenge in Plettenberg, South Africa. In a seriously red hot field, (including current Doctor Champion, Jasper Mocke, and World Marathon Champion Hank McGregor, World Series Champion Dawid Mocke amongst other big names), Sean managed to win on his…

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Junior World Champion, Kenny Rice joins Team Think

on April 10th, 2014 in Downwind, Kenny Rice, Races, Racing, Skis, Surfski, Think, Training, Uncategorized, Uno Max, World Champion by | Comments Off

  We are stoked to announce that the current Junior World Champion, Kenny Rice, has joined Team Think.  Kenny joins older brother, and World Champion, Sean, in our international race team and will be tackling races all over the globe in 2014. He took some time out from his busy…

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PFD crackdown on NSW waterways

on March 5th, 2014 in PFD, Racing, Think, Training by | Comments Off

NSW Maritime are having a major crack down on the wearing of PFDs on NSW waterways. Paddlers on Sydney Harbour are now regularly reporting the issuing of fines for non complience of regulations in regards to wearing PFDs. There has been lots of debate on the rules, and some exemptions…

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The 2014 Makai Cup

on February 10th, 2014 in Downwind, Races, Racing, Skis, Surfski, Think, Uncategorized by | Comments Off

The tales of the 2013 Makai Cup are still told regularly, when a bunch of downwind frothers took on massive Southerly conditions and were rewarded with one of the classic races ever to be held in Australia. So when the 2014 calendar was announced, lots penciled in the 8th February…

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