Kayak Carolina
John Pagenstecher aka "Capt. John"

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John is a US Coast Guard licensed Captain and runs most of our fishing and boating excursions that use boats from our powerboat fleet. He also loves to guide the sunrise kayak trips whenever possible. In the 60’s, John spent several years at Camp Morehead, where his love affair with the Southeastern North Carolina Coast began. John’s first ACA canoe course was in 1966 at Cardigan Mountain School in New Hampshire. Since then, John has worked and skied in Colorado, competed nationally in running, cycling, and triathalons. He has twice competed in World Championship Triathalons. John worked with Wild River Outfitters, in Virginia Beach, developing canoe and kayak markets and programs. During that time, he competed in marathon canoe races. In 1991 John won the “Down and Dirty Boat Building Contest” sponsored by the Norfolk Shipyards. This was a three part contest where the competitors were selected by their boat designs, then had to build them for time the first day, followed by racing them the second day. John won all segments of this contest with a design not too distant from a kayak! Over the years John was a representative for Wilderness Systems Kayaks and Mad River Canoe as well as several other manufacturers in the paddlesports industry. During his time as a rep he met and worked with Angela for several years before they embarked on a journey found in fairy tales! John is currently living out his dreams in Carolina Beach...


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