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George  Sayour

George Sayour

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American Canoe Association (ACA) Certified Kayak Instructor, George E. Sayour has instructed countless paddlers over the last 20 years while paddling across the United States and around the world.


George is a seasoned kayaker, canoeist, and standup paddleboarder who has been a participant and paddling instructor for the majority of his life. During this time he has instructed on paddling basics, technique, river running and safety. He currently resides in the Sunshine State and can be frequently found on the waterways of Florida and wherever else rivers run around the country. He is an active member of both the American Canoe Association (ACA) and American Whitewater (AW). George published his first book at the end of 2006 and is an "Active Member" of both the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA) and the Florida Outdoor Writers Assocation (FOWA).


George earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Human Factors in Design (Ergonomics). This focus on mechanics and ergonomics has made George acutely aware of the importance of gear design and proper paddling technique as they relate to paddler comfort, recovery, and effectiveness.

By George Sayour:

Thanks for joining me on the About.com Paddling Site!

It is my belief that paddling can be enjoyed by all sorts of people regardless of their age or ability. Then again, I am biased! This sport that we fervently cherish has much to offer all of us and it simply does not discriminate. I will use this site as a means to provide beginners and seasoned paddlers alike with the tools they will need to get started as well as further hone their paddling skills. It is my hope that the information you find here enables you to grow in your love and appreciation for whatever genre of paddling you call your own.


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