The passing of a sea kayaking legend: Derek Hutchinson
The passing of a sea kayaking legend
Derek Hutchinson — June 30, 1933 – October 10, 2012
We got word today from Wayne Horodowich that Derek Hutchinson passed away at 4:12 GDT at the age of 79. He is considered by many as the father of modern sea kayaking. Derek did it all. He made historic sea kayak voyages, designed kayaks and paddles, wrote and illustrated books, appeared in video programs, trained countless paddlers, addressed symposium audiences around the world and was a Senior Coach of the British Canoe Union and an occasional contributor to Sea Kayaker. He was an unforgettable character who has left an indelible mark on our community.
The following photos are from Derek’s Facebook page: