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Rocking touring boat DELTA 15.5 Expedition ($2,300 in thermoformed plastic, deltakayaks.com) L: 15’6″; W: 24.5″; 54 lbs., also in a smaller Sport model Delta is known for producing user-friendly sea kayaks. So, we took one of their 15.5s, what Delta calls the “mini-van” of its fleet, into the meat of the surf break. The tested […]
Maneuverable touring kayak PRIJON MOTION ($1,650 in blow-molded HTP, wildnet.com) L: 14’11″; W: 23″; 57 lbs. Prijon’s low-profile Motion, which is formed from the same blow-molded plastic the German company uses in its famously durable whitewater boats, comes out of the wrapping ready to hit the rock gardens. Literally. “It’s got everything,” one tester said, […]
Classic Greenland ride BOREALDESIGN P2 BAFFIN ($1,839 in roto-molded polyethylene, borealdesign.com) L: 17′; W: 22.25″; 59 lbs., also in smaller P1 and larger P3 models Canada’s Baffin Island is one of the most inhospitable places to paddle on the planet. Any boat bearing its name should be ready to get beat up. So that’s exactly […]
ALL THE TRAINING, ALL THE YEARS OF INSTRUCTION, ALL THE PRACTICE SCENARIOS IN his Wilderness First Responder courses, none of it really put the moment in context. But that moment and its must-react minutes suddenly became real for Matt Krizan at 9:52 a.m., on Saturday, Jan. 22—when he first spotted the body rag-dolling, facedown in the waves.
The Family Canoe Review C&K tests five fo the best family canoes on the market 740 Miles Solo In a Rec Kayak How To Save your shoulder and maintain your canoe Mississippi Crossroads C&K‘s Managing Editor Dave Shively canoes the Mississippi and finds a prophetic river keeper in the most unlikely of outpsts Jake’s Picks […]
Pattison Outdoor Advertising presents the 34th Annual North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority’s Mattawa River Canoe Race on July 24th, 2010. 64km Canoe Race – Race Start 7am-9am (scheduled category starts) Olmsted Beach, North Bay, Ontario 13 km Family Race – Race Start 12 noon Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park, Mattawa Area, Ontario *NEW* – 13km Junior […]
Confluence announces 2010 team rosters for Dagger, Wave Sport, Wilderness Systems DAGGER The 2010 North American Dagger team roster of paddlers includes world-record holders, elite level competitors, explorers and teachers, with hundreds of first descents combined. There are environmental activists and humanitarians whose personal missions are as lofty as their paddling achievements. They paddle all […]
Canoe & Kayak magazine and Delta Kayaks invite you to the first ever “Kayak Polo Pitch” during the Open Air Demo at Salt Lake City’s Outdoor Retailer show. It will take place on Jordanelle Resevoir on August 2nd. Two games will be played, at 11 and 3 o’clock. Some experienced volunteers are wanted to play […]
Kokatat, the 39‐year‐old independent watersports apparel and accessories company, will support its newest kayak fishing ambassador Drew Gregory and his company, Deep Creek Ventures, in executing the 2010 River Basin Tournament Trail. Gregory joined Team Kokatat this spring with a plethora of experience and contacts in the fishing world. He has logged over 600 river […]
Whitewater Hall of Fame Also to Auction Signed Jackson Kayak (Silver Spring, MD) – The International Whitewater Hall of Fame has announced the beginning of its sixth march toward honoring the world’s most accomplished whitewater Pioneers, Explorers, Champions and Advocates as Inductees in the International Whitewater Hall of Fame. The 2010 IWHoF nomination forms, instructions, […]
PADDLE FOR THE POLAR BEARS! Stand Up Paddleboarding Challenge Series Hits the Waters of Lake Wingra This Summer in Madison Madison, Wi.—The up-and-coming sport of stand up paddleboarding (SUP) is making a formal debut on the waters of Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin with a series of six on water challenges beginning Sunday, June 6, […]
The legendary canoeist suffered burns and smoke inhalation as he fought the blaze in his home near Winnipeg, Manitoba. Though later hospitalized in critical but stable condition, a neighbor and passerby had to restrain Starkell from going back into the burning house to fight the fire. Starkell, 77, is best known for his 12,000-mile canoe […]
Nantahala Outdoor Center, a privately held, employee-owned company opens its brand-new experiential retail environment in Gatlinburg, TN Easter weekend, April 2–4. A $4 million project, NOC’s Great Outpost intends to increase participation in the outdoors while providing a new attraction centered around Gatlinburg’s prime location at the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. […]
After a series of unlucky breaks, weather-induced delays and logistical hurdles, Canadian sea kayaker Hayley Shephard still considers her attempt to make the first solo circumnavigation of Antarctica’s South Georgia Island a success. On March 17, Shephard returned to her launch site at King Edward Point, a British research station. According to her blog, she […]
Winner earns U.S. title USA Freestyle Kayaking (USAFK) is pleased to announce the creation of a National Point Series tour for 2010 in partnership with six event organizers across the US. The series will begin with five events in which participants are awarded points based on their finish position: Bryson City, NC – April 17, […]