Author Archives: "Canoe & Kayak"


08.27.2009 //

Oceanside, California – August 26, 2009 – Hobie Cat Company today is announcing a partnership with the Inshore Fishing Association (IFA) to be the presenting sponsor of the newly-formed IFA Kayak Fishing Tour. The tour will be launched in February of 2010 with an inaugural showcase event to take place on September 20, 2009 in […]

Ta-Hoe Nalu SUP Race Sees 237 Entrants

08.25.2009 //

Ernie Brassard remembers when he was the only one using a stand-up paddleboard on Lake Tahoe, and he can just about list the names of all of the 35 participants in the first-ever Ta-Hoe Nalu, a casual, non-competitive race he organized in August of 2007. “It was almost like a private event,” says Brassard, 63, […]

Keen to Sponsor Freestyle World Championships

08.20.2009 //

Portland, OR – August 20, 2009 – Hybrid outdoor gear specialists, KEEN, are delighted to announce their inaugural sponsorship of the 2009 ICF Freestyle World Kayaking Championships, in Thun, Switzerland. Taking place from Aug 31st – September 6th, this prestigious event draws Kayakers from over 25 different countries worldwide, with 20-30,000 people expected to attend. […]

ATTA and Teva Introduce Scholarship Program for Adventure Tour Operators

08.20.2009 //

(Goleta, CA) August 20 – To assist deserving adventure tour operators in growing responsibly, today the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) and Teva® (a division of Deckers Outdoor Corporation, NASDAQGS: DECK) announced the launch of a new scholarship program that provides financial support to early-stage adventure tourism enterprises. Providing young businesses with access to the […]

Kayakers Helping Kayakers: A Benefit for Matt Thomas

08.13.2009 //

On the river, Matt Thomas was always ready to help a friend. Now after a horrific accident, they’re looking after him. Matt Thomas used to work as a civil engineer in Medford Oregon, but did not let the rigors of his career slow down epic feats as a weekend warrior. Last Labor Day weekend he […]

Nahanni Gold: Iconic Canadian watershed preserved

08.10.2009 //

Iconic Canadian watershed preserved By: Conor Mihell The silver anniversary of Nahanni River Adventures has been a golden year for owner Neil Hartling. Northern Canada’s iconic South Nahanni River, one of many wild waterways originating in the mountainous spine of the Northwest Territories, has always been the centerpiece of Hartling’s canoe and raft outfitting operations. […]

Current Designs Introduces New 2010 Models

08.07.2009 //

Kestrel 140 OC Following in the footsteps of the shorter Kestrel 120 OC, the new Kestrel 140 OC is an open cockpit kayak for those looking for a very paddler friendly boat. The open cockpit design is more secure than any sit on top and more roomy than standard sit in kayaks. Large enough to […]

Wenonah Introduces New 2010 Models

08.07.2009 //

Backwater New for 2010 from Wenonah Canoe, the Backwater square stern canoe is for sportsmen with motorized intentions. The rigid aluminum and wood mounting bracket makes for quick and easy addition of a small motor. Sized for two people and a load of gear, it works great for duck hunting shallow backwater marshes or float […]

Europeans Dominate World Surf Kayak Championships

08.03.2009 //

Jersey and Channel Island’s David Speller took the World Title in the High Performance Men’s Class and Wale’s Naomi James captured the women’s title, wrapping up the surf kayak world championships this weekend in Portugal. Only three Americans finished in the top three of any division and the Yanks managed just one world title:  Jim […]

Canoe and Kayak magazine announces the launch of Standup Paddler magazine.

07.30.2009 //

(San Jaun Capistrano, Calif.) The Action Sports Group today announced the launch of Standup Paddler magazine. The new publication–to be produced by the staff of Canoe & Kayak magazine–will hit newsstands December 15, 2009. “Standup paddling is the hottest trend in surfing and in paddling,” said Jim Marsh, publisher of Canoe & Kayak. “It’s happening […]

A very promising partnership between two sea kayak manufacturers in Quebec.

07.30.2009 //

Québec, May 13, 2009 – BORÉALDESIGN and Maelströmkayak, two companies based in Quebec, have signed a very promising partnership agreement. Henceforth, BORÉALDESIGN will manufacture two models of kayaks originally designed and marketed by Maelströmkayak. This partnership will serve to further showcase the strength of design expertise in Quebec on the international scene, since the Vaåg […]


07.30.2009 //

Quebec, June 18, 2009 – The year 2009 is proving to be somewhat unique for BORÉALDESIGN, a manufacturer of high-end sea kayaks. After signing a partnership agreement with Maelströmkayak last May, the St-Augustin-de-Desmaures company located on the outskirts of Quebec City has just announced the acquisition of a company in Quebec. Starting October 1, 2009, […]

Kokatat Announces Support of the Northern Lights

07.29.2009 //

Arcata, Calif., (July 29, 2009) – Kokatat, a 38-year-old, independent paddlewear and accessories company, is pleased to announce sponsorship of the upcoming Northern Lights expedition across Greenland. Northern Lights Expeditions seek to establish links between children of isolated indigenous communities of the Arctic and children of the United Kingdom. The expedition will educate children about […]

Canoe & Kayak Magazine to host North American Paddlesports Trade Show

07.28.2009 //

(Kirkland, Wash.) Canoe & Kayak magazine, the world’s leading paddlesports resource, recently announced it will host a new paddlesports-specific trade show September 9-11, 2010 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The North American Paddlesports Show will include an on-water demo day September 9 at nearby Lake Calhoun followed by two days in the convention center’s beautiful […]

Tyler Bradt on Good Morning America

07.28.2009 //

Tyler Bradt on Good Morning America “If you had been walking by Palouse Falls in Washington state in late April, you may have caught a flash of a red kayak barreling toward certain doom over the falls. Tyler Bradt set a world record by going over the Palouse Falls in Washington. That flash was extreme […]

River Trip Company Selected as Finalist for Global Competition

07.27.2009 //

RiverIndia Now Seeks Votes to Be Named Top Innovator in Geotourism WASHINGTON (July 15, 2009)—RiverIndia, based on India’s Siang River, is one of 10 finalists named today from more than 600 entries in the second annual “Geotourism Challenge” sponsored by the National Geographic Society and Ashoka’s Changemakers. The competition, focusing on “Power of Place — […]

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