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Old 17-04-2012, 17:46   #1
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Kayak sailing from up the Columbia river to Japan

I met a guy from Japan ( nick name Ryo ) camping on Clover Island where we moor our boat that is an adventurer kayaker that is headed out this week 330 miles down the Columbia river to Astoria and up the coast of WA to the Salish Sea, up the inside passage to Alaskia and then over land to the Bearing sea and south to Japan. His web site is www.ryotayamada.com his name is Ryota Yamada. He is just an average Japinese working guy except for his other expidions kayaking around the globe. He is paddling an inflatiable Feathercraft sea kayak not the one in his web site and expects to take 4 years to complete his journey. He is taking the winters off from kayaking and going back home to work to pay for this trip, sence he has no sponsors so far. I would not mention this on here but he has a sail rig on his kayak with out rigger floats mostly for going down wind but can go to windard some. In a few months he should be in the Sailish sea so keep an eye out for him in the San Juan Islands.
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So are you up near the head of navigation for the Columbia? I've always wanted to check out the columbia.

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Old 17-04-2012, 18:48   #3
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So are you up near the head of navigation for the Columbia? I've always wanted to check out the columbia.

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Yes I'm moored within 15 miles of free flowing and shallow water and only kayaks canoes and jet boats are used up stream untill the next dam about 50 miles upstream here on the Columbia river. The Snake river confluence is just 3.5 miles down stream from our morrage it has 4 locks for another 200 miles NE into Idaho. Tugs and bardges us the Snake river and I've seen almost 200 ft privite crusers, but bridge clearence is 65 ft mostly and 53 ft at one bridge going into Idaho half way up the Snake river.
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Old 19-04-2012, 23:03   #4
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Re: Kayak sailing from up the Columbia river to Japan

Well I just goy back from saying good by to my friend Royta the kayaker who will start tomorrow on his trip down stream. Just as the spring run off is starting and the river current is getting stronger. I did connect with some kayakers in Portland Or so he may have some help down stream. We wished him luck and will keep up on his blog.
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Quite an adventure. Hope he makes it. Stranger things have been done on the water.
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Re: Kayak sailing from up the Columbia river to Japan

Does Royta at least have a personal EPIRB?

I wish him well.
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Yes and he is doing a persional blog daily
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Ryota the kayaker has made it passed the 4 dams and is almost to Astoria on the Columbia river
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What brand of sail rig is he using?
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Re: Kayak sailing from up the Columbia river to Japan

I will look for him as I come the other way, although I would think he would stay closer to the shore.
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What brand of sail rig is he using?
It is a Feather Craft with a metal frame, I think that's right, looks like your pic with the inflatiable out riggers only a dark colored kayak and gray outriggers.

As far as seeing him he will be about a mile off shore if possiable to stay out of the south bound current.
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Feathercraft... He Is going to have some interesting moments with the thin skin on those boats.

When your friend is done with this year's leg, ask him to contact me. I can put him in touch with at least one manufacturer who might like to have his name associated with the trip.

Wow, just realized he might be in White Horse for the start of the Yukon River Quest a race from White Horse to Dawson.

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Feathercraft... He Is going to have some interesting moments with the thin skin on those boats.

When your friend is done with this year's leg, ask him to contact me. I can put him in touch with at least one manufacturer who might like to have his name associated with the trip.

Wow, just realized he might be in White Horse for the start of the Yukon River Quest a race from White Horse to Dawson.

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Just e mail him his info is on his web site and a pic of his kayak or if you want I'll give you both his phone numbers for texing. I'm sure he will be agreeable. He is planning on leaving his gear for the winters when he will go back to work untill spring.
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