Captain Shiley – The World’s Youngest Kayaker, Massachusetts

Meet Captain Shiley, the two year old commander of a W500 kayak navigating the mighty lake Massapoag (meaning 'Great Waters'). Captain Shiley tells the crew -"Let's go here!", and then -"Let's go there!", and sometimes they obey her orders... Although she's the boss, commanding a crew of 1-2 paddlers, Captain Shiley doesn't hesitate to grab a paddle, and paddle like everybody else on board. The crew loves Captain Shiley, and they'll follow her everywhere she goes!

Meet Captain Shiley, the two year old commander of a W500 kayak navigating the mighty lake Massapoag (meaning ‘Great Waters’).
two year old girl paddling a kayakCaptain Shiley tells the crew -“Let’s go here!”, and then -“Let’s go there!”, and sometimes they obey her orders…

little girl paddling a kayak with her momAlthough she’s the boss, commanding a crew of 1-2 paddlers, Captain Shiley doesn’t hesitate to grab a paddle, and paddle like everybody else on board.

world's youngest kayaker

The crew loves Captain Shiley, and they’ll follow her everywhere she goes!

toddler paddling a fishing kayak

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3 Comments

  1. April Leder

    What a nice story! Captain Shiley looks like she knows what she’s doing, and her crew looks very happy 🙂
    I guess this must have been an improvised trip, and both Captain and crew will wear their PFDs on their next adventure 🙂
    April

  2. Paul Z

    This is the best story ever published on this blog!
    I can see Cap’n Shiley starring here 🙂
    Paul

  3. Rox

    Outstanding post, and the youngest Captain in history! 🙂

    And yes, the childern should be wearing PFD at all Times.

    Its the law here in Ct, all childern on any type of boat, has to have a
    PFD on at all times.

    Tight Lines, and Paddle Safe All.
    Rox

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