I went up early to Amherst to try out the SOF kayak. It seemed to perform just fine and I was able to roll it with no problems the first time. After trying it out for a few minutes, I decided to give it a go for the day paddle. Bill, Craig, Doug, John, Heike, Paolo and I headed out to Portland. We were fighting a bit of wind and current on the way out, but was in our favour for the way back!
The SOF kayak worked fine. It tracked well and was easy to control, though it was a bit slower than the other boats.