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Luca obtains the BCU international certification

Luca Tixi, president of Outdoor Portofino, took part at the Sea Kayak courses of BCU – British Canoe Union – held by Tatiyak. Obtained the certification of the 3 star course, he now expects the 4 star certification after a long weekend of sea trials with a close-knit group of canoeists in Sardinia.


With years of kayaking experience, Outdoor Portofino’s team continues its training. This time it was Luca Tixi, president and founder of Outdoor Portofino, to start a new and challenging training program following an international education. We are talking about the BCU – British Canoe Union, a didactic that organizes sea kayak courses, for all levels. In Italy, it is Tatiana Cappucci with the school Tatiyak to carry out the courses.

Luca took part in the 3 star course – for those who want to get a specific skill to run the boat in sea condition status 3 – obtaining an internationally recognized certification.

After attending a four day course in Sardinia, now he expects the examination for the 4 star certification.

From Luca’s training, all the instructors of Outdoor Portofino will be able to take the necessary elements for a continiously increasing professional conduction.

SLAM’s sponsorship announced at the WISKIE event 2015

On December 6, Outdoor Portofino’s Sea Kayak Team of  was at the WISKIE – Winter Sea Kayak Italian Event.

For the occasion, Outdoor Portofino wore new technical uniforms signed SLAM, new sponsor of the team.


Giulia, Marina, Angelo and Luca, left early from Camogli, reached the other 42 participants in Marinella di Sarzana where they started a long paddle with the fast and maneuverable Exo kayaks XM 515, along the border between Liguria and Tuscany.

Reached Lerici, after a short lunch break with the group – made up of kayakers from all over Italy – the bow was put to the starting point, paddling against wind at times, but admiring a unique and breathtaking landscape.

After the greetings to all the new friends met during this wonderful day and with more than 10 miles in the arms, the team came back tired and happy, looking forward to returning back into the sea!

In occasion of the gathering, Outdoor Portofino’s Team announced SLAM’s new sponsorship by wearing the new technical uniforms.

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