Sicomin Sponsors Ocean X on Its 6700km Solo Kayak Crossing of the South Atlantic

January 25 (2021

Sicomin apprises of its sponsorship of extreme paddler Richard Kohler's epic solo challenge. Working with its South African (SA) distributor Aerontec, Sicomin has provided GreenPoxy bio-based resins, adhesives and epoxy fairing compounds for the build of the unique 8m Ocean X craft that Richard will paddle.

When former Team Shosholoza America's Cup sailor Richard Kohler takes on a challenge he certainly thinks big. Having switched to ocean kayak and surfski paddling some years ago, Richard has always excelled at ultra-long distance passages, though nothing yet as epic as his latest adventure. In February 2021, he will leave Cape Town, South Africa and attempt to paddle, solo and unsupported, 6700km to Salvador in Brazil, crossing the South Atlantic in his custom designed torpedo shaped kayak. Sicomin's GreenPoxy 33 laminating system has been used for a lightweight full carbon and PVC foam sandwich construction, with SR7200 epoxy adhesive used for all structural bonding of the kayak's components.

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