Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Tiderace Seakayaks.

Tiderace Seakayaks is a new name on the UK sea kayaking scene. Aled Williams (formerly of Rockpool kayaks and designer of the delectable Alaw and Alaw Bach) has decided to rename his new company (formerly known as In-Uit Kayaks) in respect of the tradition and culture of the Inuit people who come from the Arctic territories of Alaska, Canada and Greenland. Michael, who has spent a great deal of time with these people, has already drawn attention to the appropriateness of the name. I am sure Aled chose the name out of respect to the Inuit origins of our sport. I am equally sure that Aled has made the correct and sensitive decision to rename the company.

I like the name Tiderace and here is Kenny paddling an Aled designed boat in a tide race: the Cuan Sound.


  1. Hi Douglas,

    Are you getting hold of a "Tiderace" kayak anytime soon?

    I'd be interest to read any review you’d write and especially one that made a comparison to the Alaw.


  2. Hello Douglas, when I first read this I thought it was political correctness gone mad but I think Aled has made a sensible and pragmatic decision. I too like the Tiderace name.

    Can I add my name to Gavin's? I like your tests and I would really appreciate seeing your toughts.

    PS Thanks for the really great series on Jura and Scarba.

  3. I say well done to Aled for responding to constructive criticism with good grace and imagination.

    I would also very much like to hear the Wilcox Verdict on a Tiderace.
    Best Wishes

  4. Hi folks, I know Aled looks in here. I would love to test the new Tiderace kayaks! :o)

  5. I just want to say what a lovely photograph!! and a great blog, keep up the good work!!

  6. I'll be paddling a Tiderace kayak in the near future:-)

  7. Hello enquiries! Thank you!

    Wendy, all I can say is lucky you!!


  8. A much better company name! I like it a lot especially as it seems to follow in the traditional begun with Aled's time with Rockpool kayaks. He's out of the 'pool' and into the 'race'! Great!