Just got in the sponsor package from Kayak Session magazine! Kayak Session has donated 100 copies of their 10th anniversary issue featuring an incredible article on Steve Fisher's Congo Grand Inga Project. Kayak Session has also included 10 one year subscriptions to Kayak Session! The subscriptions will be part of the Supermax Showdown Prizes. Folks that get bumped out in the first round of the race will all get an issue of Kayak Session as well another choice from a big selection of shirts, hats, and cam straps. Everyone wins a prize in the Supermax Showdown Race!
Huge thanks to Philippe Doux, the publisher of Kayak Session for supporting Bailey Fest. Philippe does some incredible things for the global whitewater community. He runs the best kayaking magazine out there, sponsors events all over the globe, hosts the Corsica Easter Kayak Sessions event that attracts paddlers from all over, and is a huge AW supporter as well. When I approached Philippe about Bailey Fest, his response was "I'm all in!".
I've had a subscription to Kayak Session for 6+ years now, and I love it. Every issue has incredible photos, great stories, and brings you to places all over the globe. Kayak Session has regular articles on whitewater philosophy by Doug Ammons, technique articles by Steve Fisher, field medical articles by Dr. Jessie Stone... its a treasure trove of information.
My approach to Bailey Fest sponsorship was simple. I looked in the garage, in my ice chest, and in my mailbox, and made a "wish list" of sponsors based on the gear, beer, and shops I regularly use and trust. Over 75% of them were IN right off the bat. Bailey Fest sponsors are the shops, gear manufacturers, breweries, and companies that keep the collective whitewater community supplied with what we need to fuel our adventures. Huge props to Bailey Fest sponsors for helping to support and grow the event.
Check out Kayak Sessions website, and check out the content at Bailey Fest.
Kayak Session, the international whitewater magazine
I want to see those slackline pics!