Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Yukon River Quest 2008

The start of the 2008 Yukon River Quest is only 8 days away. Again, Martin Bernardin of Kisseynew Canoe Company will be there with his sights set on another record for the voyageur canoe class in his custom built canoe, the Precipice. Martin will be in Team Kisseynew #15. I expect the "Texans" (#1) to be his toughest competition as most of this team was part of the group that won last year. Another Saskatchewan team, #59 Hatchet Lake, may also prove to be competitive.

Here is a YouTube video from last year's race. Martin's canoe can be seen at about 4 minutes in. It's black with a big Canada flag at the stern and a white bow. I didn't see Martin's other canoe in the video, the Sainte Anne, a cedar strip voyageur canoe that Martin used to break the record in 2006.