Author Archives: "Canoe & Kayak"

Heliconia Launches Kayak Fishing TV Show on the World Fishing Network (WFN)

07.14.2009 //

July 14, 2009, Beachburg, Ontario – The Heliconia Press, a leading publisher of books and DVDs on outdoor pursuits, is thrilled to announce that starting January, 2010, The Kayak Fishing Show: with Jim Sammons will begin airing on the World Fishing Network (WFN). The 13-episode TV series will be broadcast throughout the year into 25 […]

AW Opens Up New Run In Wash. State

07.13.2009 //

A group of four kayakers scout the next set of rapids on the Chelan River in the first-ever kayaking test run open to the public Saturday afternoon. A group of four kayakers from the Seattle area and another group of six kayakers from Seattle put in just below the Chelan River Dam in Chelan. Both […]

Ode to Adventurer Andy Knapp

07.07.2009 //

On June 22, 2009, Minnesota adventurer Andy Knapp lost his gallant fight with cancer.  He will be sorely missed.  Andy was an extraordinary man, in body and spirit, continually pushing himself to the bitter edge of his physical limits.  His kayak and bicycle trips are legendary: twice he biked alone to Alaska—once, before the highway […]

Moab Area Sees Fifth River Death of the Year

07.07.2009 //

For the fifth time this year tragedy struck on a river near Moab, Utah. On Saturday, July 5, Fraser, Colo.’s Timothy Rau drowned in Skull rapid on the Westwater Canyon section of the Colorado River. It was the second time in as many months that a rafter has perished in the tight-walled river section. An […]

Closing Ferndale Plant

07.02.2009 //

Johnson Outdoors announced Tuesday that it is consolidating operations for its paddlesports brands in Old Town, Maine by the end of September in an effort to improve profitability of its Watercraft business unit. The decision will result in the closure of the company’s plant in Ferndale, Washington and a reduction of about 90 positions located […]

Team Canoe & Kayak takes Team USA

07.02.2009 //

Team Canoe & Kayak takes Team USA Team Canoe & Kayak took gold in the Raft Cross event, June 7 at the Teva Mountain Games in Vail, Colo. The magazine fielded the R-2 tandem of Scott Waidelich, an advertising associate at C&K with Chris Baer, a longtime Arkansas River Valley guide and podium fixture on […]

La La Land | Exploring the used, abused and often surreal L.A. River

07.02.2009 //

Most of the time, a mere ribbon of water and algae collects in the center of this 40-foot deep, 100-foot-wide culvert, and in 1989, a local politician actually proposed turning the river into a dry-season freeway. So when we round a bend in the concrete-walled canyon and spot the maintenance truck rolling down the streambed, […]

World Rafting Championships

07.02.2009 //

Sprint finish: U.S. men’s raft team takes home silver To be the best, you’ve got to beat the best. The United States men’s whitewater raft team knows this competition maxim all too well, having defended its title as the U.S.’s top raft team for the past seven years. So the Vail, Colo.-based team wasn’t fazed […]

Waterfall World Record: Pedro Comes Clean

07.02.2009 //

Pedro Oliva talks about his 127-foot huck Pedro checks his line. Chris Korbulic In March, 26-year-old Brazilian Pedro Oliva sent shockwaves through the whitewater world when he dropped a 127-foot waterfall on Brazil’s Rio Sacre. Since then, his run has been cheered and chastised on message boards everywhere. “He’s pushing the sport,” some said, “This […]

Skook Review II

07.02.2009 //

The C&K long-boat posse returns north Playboat loops have lost their luster. At one time, seeing the tiniest of kayaks carve, spin, pop and flip through a wave feature was true entertainment at the cutting edge of the sport. But the camera-totting crowd hovering at the edge of the bedrock outcropping at Skookumchuck Narrows wants […]

2009 Whitewater Standup Paddling Championships

07.02.2009 //

2009 Whitewater Standup Paddling Championships Need proof standup paddling is here to stay? The 2009 Whitewater Standup Paddling Championship will go off May 31 in Glenwood Springs, Colo. The event will feature the world’s best river standup paddlers displaying their paddling prowess on the swollen Colorado River. Local CO river SUP guru Charlie MacArthur, owner […]

Extremity Games

07.02.2009 //

The 4th annual Extremity Games (eX4) is set for July 9-11, 2009 in Michigan. Extremity Games is an extreme sports event including competitions, instructional clinics and exhibitions. Events include skateboarding, wakeboarding, mountain biking, motocross, kayaking and rock climbing. Extremity Games is organized to raise awareness of the abilities of individuals living with limb loss or […]

Canoecopia shows paddling still recession-resistant

07.02.2009 //

Canoecopia shows paddling still recession-resistant. Attendance and sales numbers buck conventional “wisdom.” Madison, WI – What happens when the economy takes a downward turn? Apparently, people go shopping for canoes and kayaks. If Canoecopia 2009 is any indicator, that’s exactly what people did last weekend at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin. Canoecopia is […]

Being Erik Boomer

07.02.2009 //

Erik Boomer is like an unassuming rock star, if that’s even possible. He’s a ridiculously good boater but talking big isn’t his thing (think Slash-the G&R version). Going big is (try Roger Plant with Jack Johnson’s attitude). Canoekayak.com sat down with the 24-year-old Liquidlogic hucker to try and pry out some information. Like his thoughts on being the first to run Washington’s Outlet Falls and escaping death in Minnesota.

Paddling Prevails Over Stormy Economy

07.02.2009 //

Paddling Prevails Over Stormy Economy at Northeast Paddlesports and Outdoor Expo Paddling and outdoor enthusiasts didn’t let stormy economic waters slow them down at the 1st Annual Northeast Paddlesports and Outdoor Expo, the first major outdoor expo and sale in the country. Over 2,500 consumers descended on the Saratoga City Center in Saratoga Springs, New […]

Kokatat Joins “Go Wild” Inside Passage Kayak Expedition

07.02.2009 //

Kokatat Joins “Go Wild” Inside Passage Kayak Expedition Raising awareness and funds to support threatened wild salmon Arcata, CA In May 2009, Apryle Craig and Phil Magistro will be embarking on a sea kayaking expedition along the British Columbia coast to examine and document the effects of salmon farming on the environment and coastal communities. […]

Nova Craft

07.02.2009 //

Nova Craft crafts fresh new designs These boats can be viewed in person at the Canoecopia show in Madison, WI from March 13-15. Nova Craft Canoe has a history of improving canoe design, be it structural for improved hydrodynamics or compositional for improved efficiency. Not stopping there, the production staff at Nova Craft has experimented […]

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