News // TRIAKsports Sponsors Sea of Cortez Expedition [ Map & Reports ]
TRIAKsports is proud to
announce our cooperation with a group of extraordinary individuals in their
2012 Sea of Cortez Expedition in Baja California, Mexico. Tyler Bradt, Erik
Boomer and Sarah McNair-Landry are each accomplished individuals, explorers and
adventurers with a long list of impressive and extreme expeditions between
them. TRIAKsports is honored that Tyler, Erik and Sarah chose the TRIAK
trimaran sailing kayak as their perfect craft to explore and island hop the Sea
of Cortez on a 30-45 day expedition.
Starting in January
2012, Tyler, Erik and Sarah will set out on a multi
faceted expedition to navigate one of the most ambitious sea kayaking routes
down the Sea of Cortez. Utilizing the prevailing Northerly winds they will sail
their TRIAKs as much as possible, paddling through calms, and waiting out
storms on the 450-mile journey. The team will take time to spearfish and fish
for food, explore islands, and kite board along the way. The expedition’s
documentation will provide insights into the team’s unique characters and give
a glimpse into the sea’s abundant marine life, beautiful coastline, and
opportunities for high adventure.
Sarah McNair-Landry grew up with the Arctic Ocean and a team of dogs in her back
yard. No stranger to the cold, she is the youngest to travel to both the North
and South Pole, has traversed the Greenland Ice Cap five times, has crossed the
Gobi desert, and has recently guided an expedition to both the South and North
Pole. Along with her older brother and teammate Eric, she was nominated for National
Geographic's prestigious Adventurer of the Year 2007 Award and received the
Outdoor Idol Award in 2007. Not to mention last winter, along with her
brother, she retraced the 3’300 km Northwest Passage route, traveling by kite
ski and ski. When she is not in the cold, she spends her time working in film.
She has documented all of her expeditions and directed a documentary on waste
management issues in northern Canada that was produced by the National Film
Board of Canada.
Erik Boomer has been a feature athlete in numerous extreme-paddling films
and is a professional image maker dovetailing his love of adventure and action
with the art of photography. His ballsy approach to challenges on and off the
river has earned him the title “Honey Badger of kayaking.” Erik's photography
has been used in conjunction with film and TV projects and has won several
awards in the past few years. Most notably he was an overall finalist in the 2010
Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. Last
Christmas he focused on a project about homelessness and personal change; he
spent a week embedded as a homeless person on the streets and in homeless
shelters in Washington DC. In 2011 Erik spent 104 days circumnavigating
northern Canada’s Ellesmere Island with partner Jon Turk using sea kayaks and
skis. Their unprecedented, extreme expedition landed them a nomination for 2012
National Geographic Explorers of the Year. His
photography of the adventure will be featured in New York Times and Outside
Tyler Bradt’s life leads from one adventure to the next. His laid back,
easy going demeanor does not foreshadow the tenacity with which he lives life.
Having kayaked since the age six, Tyler has traveled most of the world
exploring rivers and seeking adventure. He is most commonly known for holding
record waterfall descent at 189.5 feet, which
he accomplished April 21st, 2009 at Palouse Falls in Eastern Washington (a
waterfall even bigger than Niagara Falls). Tyler has directed three award-winning
action sport films including "Oil and Water Project" which documented
the journey from Alaska to Chile in a Japanese fire truck which Tyler converted
to run on vegetable oil. The journey became the longest alternatively-fueled
land journey to date. Tyler recently finished kayaking the last un-navigated
section of the Congo River and in doing so paddled the highest volume and
biggest rapids on the planet. The descent will be featured in National
Geographic Magazine and in a Red Bull Media House documentary to be released in
About TRIAKsports, Inc.
manufacturers and distributes the TRIAK trimaran sailing kayak co-designed by
world leading multi hull specialists, Morrelli & Melvin. The TRIAK is an 18’
trimaran sailing kayak featuring a 4m roller-furling mainsail, 4.4m asymmetrical
spinnaker, and spinnaker snuffer system. The TRIAK can be transported on top of
a car and is great fun for day sails or expeditions by people of all ages and
experience levels. TRIAKsports is based in San Diego, California USA. +1 858-240-2730 - www.TRIAKsports.com - www.facebook.com/TRIAKsports - firstname.lastname@example.org
I did my homework and obviously the TRIAK is best suited to our needs. The TRIAK is going to contribute a lot to the uniqueness of the experience and the content we come away with.
We are all excited to be in Triaks for this trip. We couldn't think of a better craft for this mission.
Like Tyler said we are all excited to be in Triaks for this trip. We couldn't think of a better craft for this mission.