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A downwind master at 70

Updated: Oct 8, 2022

Sometime ago I remember someone asked me "who is your role model in paddling?"

I remember I replied something in the line of not being sure I had any role models who came from paddling.

The person on the other side seemed a bit perplexed as he was probably expecting I was driving inspiration from some of the elite paddlers in the surfski community.

For me a role model is a bit more than someone who is good in the sport I love. I would look up to someone with whom I share similar values but not because they are good at paddling.

And then I met Denis...

I went upstairs out