Derek Hutchinson †

"Travels with Paddles: Derek Hutchinson †: I Just learned that Derek Hutchinson passed away yesterday. I have never met Derek. However my first reading about sea kayaking (in 1994) ..."


He certainly meant a lot to me and my progress in, and understanding of, sea kayaking. If only he had been more known in Denmark. He's books are amongst the best written and illustrated, till this day, to be seen on the market. They still stands tall.

He's honoured in UK Rivers Guide forum.

A word from another one in Dereks league, and generation:
"One of the most experienced sea paddlers ever.
His writings about his sport were such that one had to put the book down and rush to get onto the water to try out his instructions from the books."