i almost can't even believe this. denis fontaine, who i've raced many times on team helly hansen has died. he and some friends were apparently doing an epic training session and some bad weather caught them by surprise. two meter waves capsized his kayak - here is the article. very sad. i didn't know him well, but he was always a joy to hang out with and talk to at races.. and he was a great competitor too. at least he died doing what he loves. you will be missed denis.
canadian adventure superstar gary robbins was a good friend of denis and he posted a good blog.
**updated: video interview from canadian tv with one of the survivors bob faulkner.