Michael E. , Prince Edward Island, Canada - 25.07.2017
In a word, the XCAT is "freedom". You put the XCAT on your car and any water you see while driving - ocean, lake, river or pond - you can stop and go there, quickly, and in perfect safety. Canada has literally millions of lakes and the longest coastline in the world. If you can get close to it by road, you can go on it. With other boats, you need a trailer, boat launch or expensive marina. Canoes and kayaks are tippy and unsafe. The XCAT is stable and basically unsinkable.
I've been 25km offshore in Lake Ontario, in 2-3 metre waves, almost out of sight of land and felt very safe. I've taken the XCAT to nearly all the Great Lakes and to the Atlantic Ocean off the East Coast of Canada many times. I even bought a house on the ocean, just so I can use the XCAT more often. This is one of the best purchases I have ever made.
Spring is here and its time to start up the blog again and take advantage of the great weather we have been having. I love this shot from a super high wind session the other day at a sailing instructors clinic with colleague Alex Byczko. Capsizing is a part of the fun of extreme dinghy sailing just make sure you have the right gear on and layer up. Message us if you have any questions about what gear to wear to be safe and have fun on the water and be sure to follow the Alex, the big cheese of sailing, on Instagram ... he has some absolutely stunning photos that really show what sailing is all about.