George Sayour

American Canoe Association (ACA) Certified Kayak Instructor, George E. Sayour has instructed countless paddlers over the last 20 years while paddling across the United States and around the world.


George is a seasoned kayaker, canoeist, and standup paddleboarder who has been a participant and paddling instructor for the majority of his life. During this time he has instructed on paddling basics, technique, river running and safety. He currently resides in the Sunshine State and can be frequently found on the waterways of Florida and wherever else rivers run around the country. He is an active member of both the American Canoe Association (ACA) and American Whitewater (AW). George published his first book at the end of 2006 and is an "Active Member" of both the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA) and the Florida Outdoor Writers Assocation (FOWA).


George earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Human Factors in Design (Ergonomics). This focus on mechanics and ergonomics has made George acutely aware of the importance of gear design and proper paddling technique as they relate to paddler comfort, recovery, and effectiveness.

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