We are thrilled to announce our kayak sponsor, Point 65 Sweden!
During our stay in Taiwan, Laura and I will paddle the new Whisky 16 3L designed by Nigel Foster. The Whisky 16 3L is a polyethylene version of the composite Whisky 16. Nigel designed the Whisky 16 for control and maneuverability in rough water, surf, and current - exactly the conditions we plan to paddle!
The polyethylene layup is equipped with large oval aft and bow hatches specious enough to accommodate expedition paddling. Similar to the composite layup, the Whisky 16 3L contains a large round day hatch behind the cockpit and a smaller round hatch in front of the cockpit for efficiently accessing gear on the water. The padded cockpit comes with an ergonomically designed seat and the Point 65 AIR-Backrest™ which I am personally stoked for!
I had the opportunity to take the new Whisky 16 3L out for a spin this summer and found it very stable and highly responsive - a real pleasure to paddle. The cockpit has plenty of room for my 5' frame and the is seat super comfy. I look forward to spending (a lot) more time in the Whisky 16 3L and paddling it in rougher conditions.
For more information on Point 65 Sweden and the new Whisky 16 3L visit: www.point65.com. And stay tuned for a comprehensive review when we return!