Author Archives: "Canoe & Kayak"

The Gear Junkie Scoop: Vasa Kayak Ergometer

12.28.2009 //

This winter, I have kicked my athletic training into high gear. In February, I am traveling to Chile to captain a team in the Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race, an ultra-endurance event through Tierra del Fuego. The multi-day race will include long treks, mountain-bike segments, climbing, and sea kayaking in icy ocean waters at the tip […]

Budweiser American Ale Taps World Champion Kayaker

12.17.2009 //

Olympian, four-time world freestyle champ Eric Jackson serves as ale ambassador Budweiser American Ale today announced it signed Olympian and four-time world freestyle kayaking champion Eric Jackson as an ambassador for the brand. Beginning in 2010, Jackson will be featured in Budweiser American Ale print and point-of-sale marketing, and the brand will have a presence […]

Kokatat Sponsors Circumnavigation of Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego

12.15.2009 //

Sea Kayakers Marcus Demuth and Biff Wruszek set off December 16th Arcata, Calif., (December 15, 2009) – Kokatat, a 38‐year‐old, independent paddlewear and accessories company, is proud to sponsor “Tierra del Fuego,” the latest expedition from sea kayakers Marcus Demuth and Biff Wruszek. On December 16th, 2009, the pair will set out to the southernmost tip of Patagonia to attempt the first circumnavigation of Isla Grande Tierra del Fuego ‐ South America’s largest island. Demuth and Wruszek will use this expedition to raise funds and awareness for an athletics‐based non‐profit. Kokatat is supplying the team with everything from life jackets to dry suits, insulation, and paddling shoes. “Kokatat has supported Marcus on two other expeditions and we fully back his adventurous spirit and philanthropic efforts,” said Michael Duffy, Kokatat’s director of marketing. “We know when Marcus picks an expedition it’s guaranteed to put some incredible demands on our product. Our GORE‐TEX Expedition dry suits were at the top of Marcus and Biff’s gear list,” Duffy said. This 60 day expedition will start from the southernmost city in the world – Ushuaia, Argentina ‐ where Demuth and Wruszek will complete the 1,000‐mile trip in a counter‐clockwise direction, paddling in one of the harshest maritime climates in the world. Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, called the “uttermost part of the Earth” by 1800’s‐era explorer Lucas Bridges, is thought to be one of toughest coastlines in the world. “We’re certain to experience the beauty of the 100‐mile‐wide Cordillera Darwin; the abundant maritime wildlife; and the charm of the Patagonian people living in this remote region,” Demuth said. “But most of all we are proud to affiliate this expedition with ‘Achilles,’ a non‐profit based out of our hometown New York,” Demuth added. Achilles is a non‐profit that enables people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics. The expedition will raise funds and awareness, and collect gently‐used paddling gear, for the organization’s participants. For more information about the expedition please visit: www.tierradelfuego2010.com

Clavey Announces Newsletter Deals

12.11.2009 //

Clavey Paddlesports, in their effort to bring more people to their retail website, is offering deep discounts for rafting and kayaking products via their weekly email newsletter.  Clavey email subscribers receive discounts as deep as 50% on Clavey’s chosen products for the week. Scotto Galbreath, Director of Marketing for Clavey says, “ Rafts.  Kayaks. Paddles. […]

Oklahoma City gets $60 million for a Whitewater Park

12.09.2009 //

Oklahoma City gets $60 million for a Whitewater Park By Carol Cole-Frowe Oklahoma city paddlers will get a new whitewater park the size of Charlotte, North Carolina’s Olympic training center after a $60 million win in city elections on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Voters passed $777 million dollars worth of projetcts known locally as “MAPS 3,” […]

Name the New Kayak Contest

12.07.2009 //

Pick a winning name for our newest kayak and you could win it! The good folks at Seaward Kayaks would love to have the participation of our patrons in naming our new 14.5′ boat. Name it and Win it! We are now in the prototype construction phase of our new 14.5′ kayak and a contest […]

Outdoor Retailer Takes a Cast at Fly Anglers

12.01.2009 //

An open letter from Outdoor Retailer First I want to thank you, the fly fishing industry for your support and participation with the FlyFishing Retailer World Trade Expo. During the past 11 years, this show has attracted almost every major stakeholder in the fly fishing industry from all 50 states and more than 50 countries […]

Kokatat Launches Official Blog For Paddling Community

11.25.2009 //

Arcata, Calif., (November 24, 2009) – Kokatat, the independent paddlewear and accessories company, launched its official blog recently: http://blog.kokatat.com”http://blog.kokatat.com. The Kokatat blog will offer readers unique content from Team Kokatat (sponsored whitewater and sea kayakers), Kokatat Ambassadors (supported athletes from within the disciplines of paddle sports), press announcements, product reviews, event reports and more. Fans […]

Jackson Kayak promotes Cronin to VP of Sales

11.16.2009 //

Jackson Kayak promotes Cronin to VP of Sales Rock Island, TN – In a move aimed at improving dealer service, Jackson Kayak recently promoted Marty Cronin to Vice President of Sales for both the whitewater and recreation/touring divisions. Cronin, who has been with the company since its inception, formerly held the post of Vice President […]

Ryan Hanegan joins the SEA-LECT Designs Family

11.11.2009 //

Ryan Hanegan joins the SEA-LECT Designs Family SEA-LECT Designs is pleased to announce the addition of Ryan Hanegan to its sales staff. Hanegan, who resides in Sultan, Washington, brings more than 20 years of paddle sports experience and knowledge to help introduce and market the SEA-LECT Designs’ product line to paddle sports dealers nationally and […]

THE 2009 GREEN RIVER RACE

11.09.2009 //

Sometimes the Monkey Spanks Back By Harrison Metzger The kayaker flips brutally as her boat twists off the launching pad of Gorilla. Upside down beneath the heavy curtain of whitewater, she plummets 18 feet into the deep rocky vortex, her boat impacting the underwater shelf below with a deep THUMP! That noise is heard dozens […]

Kokatat Attains International Standards Organization 9001:2008 Certification

11.05.2009 //

Arcata, Calif., (October 20, 2009) – Kokatat, a 38-year-old, independent paddlewear and accessories company, recently attained an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008 certificate. Kokatat manufactures approximately 90 percent of its product collection in Arcata, Calif., making this domestic ISO 9001:2008 certification highly unique in the outdoor industry. The certification validates Kokatat’s commitment to quality […]

Boulder’s Adventure Film Festival— Showcasing award winning mountain films from around the world.

10.29.2009 //

September 1, 2009, Boulder, CO—The Fifth Annual Adventure Film Festival will be held in Boulder, November 12-14th, 2009. We’ll kick off the festival, presented by Patagonia, on Thursday, November 12 with an opening evening show at the Boulder Theater. The next two days and nights will feature adventure film-making workshops, photography exhibits, live music, and […]

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