Derek Hutchinson 1930-2012By
Derek Hutchinson, considered by most as the “Father Of Modern Seakayaking”, has passed away. He was an author, instructor, designer of kayaks and paddles, and the first man to paddle a single kayak the 100 miles across the North Sea. Derek provided guidance and advice for the formation of North Atlantic Canoe & Kayak, and was listed as an Honorary Member. A brief piece in Sea Kayaker Magazine pays tribute to his contribution to sea kayaking. His books and an excellent video featuring Derek done by the University of Sea Kayaking are available from the NACK library. He will be greatly missed by all.