Dave Shively

Dave Shively

Editor for Canoe & Kayak Magazine

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A Meeting of the Minds on the River

11.01.2012 //

A look at the merger of two globetrotting, accredited preparatory schools for kayakers: World Class Academy and the New River Academy. As the two outdoor educators come together under the World Class banner, we catch up with the progressive programs getting back to school.

Adirondack Adventures

10.30.2012 //

A review of Phil Brown’s new guidebook outlining 60 great flatwater Adventures in the Adirondacks

Tahoe on the mind

10.26.2012 //

Congrats to Rafal Bogowolski for winning the etnies Planet is Your Playground Photo Contest! His winning photo “Brazilian Bikini” credits Lake Tahoe as one of the world’s few destinations where you can go, “rock climbing, mt. biking, kayaking, wakeboarding, and in the same day go skiing, snowmobiling, snowboarding, or even pondskimming between Brazilian bikinis.” Touche. […]

Turning Green

10.23.2012 //

Green Race season is officially upon us. Asheville-based racer/writer Chris Gragtmans provides an insider’s look at the preparation happening two weeks out from 17th annual Green River Narrows Race, taking place at high noon on Nov. 3, as international racers descend on the North Carolina race course.

2012 Whitewater Symposium

10.22.2012 //

Dispatch from the ninth annual Whitewater Symposium, Oct. 12-14, in Husum, Wash., which attracted over 60 whitewater enthusiasts, guides, instructors, clubs, outfitters, manufacturers and retailers to develop ideas to grow and support the sport of whitewater paddling.

The Power of Rivers

10.19.2012 //

A look at the progressive Rios to Rivers river stewardship exchange program which immerses American and Chilean teenage paddlers in Patagonia to experience the wild waterways imperiled by the pending construction of five mega-dams.

He Rocked the Boat

10.18.2012 //

A tribute to the late Derek Hutchinson, with a look at the outspoken Briton’s life, words, and accomplishments which left a lasting impact on the development and popularization of sea kayaking around the world.

The Utmost Missouri

10.18.2012 //

C&K’s exclusive post-trip interview with expedition kayaker and explorer Mark Kalch, who just completed a 117-day, 3,780-mile, source-to-sea descent of the Missouri-Mississippi River system, becoming the first paddler to do so from the system’s utmost source to the ocean.

Sick Hat Trick

10.09.2012 //

Photos from this weekend’s Adidas Sickline Extreme Kayak World Championship, Stage 5 of the AWP Whitewater World Series, where New Zealand’s Sam Sutton, took home another (third) title on the short and sweet course in Austria.

Small Wave Goodness

10.09.2012 //

The first annual Pacific Paddle Surf Series kept rolling this weekend with a healthy showing at Washington state’s popular Hobuck Hoedown. Competitor/correspondent Bryon Dorr covers the multi-discipline surf-off in his dispatch from the second of five West Coast contests.

Remembering Jeff West

10.05.2012 //

A tribute to the life of Jeff West, who passed away during an early September solo attempt of the Grand Canyon of the Stikine, including information on his upcoming memorial and the fund to continue his unmatched legacy of paddling instruction in the Southeast.

Big-Wave Kickoff

10.04.2012 //

The first annual Pacific Paddle Surf Series kicked off this past weekend with Oregon’s Pacific City Surf Off. Competitor/correspondent Bryon Dorr brings the 10-foot waves of the multi-discipline event to life in this dispatch from the first of five West Coast contests.

Rescue for River Runners

10.01.2012 //

Canoe & Kayak has teamed up with open-boat expert Jim Coffey and Five2Nine Productions’ Mike McKay for a series of whitewater rescue lesson videos debuting exclusively on CanoeKayak.com. Here, in Episode Six, Coffey covers the basics of rescue PFD use.

SCENE: Waiting for Gales

09.24.2012 //

This October, the Illinois- and Michigan-based organizers of the Gales Storm Gathering hope the mighty Michipicoten is at its gnarliest best for their second-annual rough-water sea kayaking festival, which debuted last year on Lake Superior’s south shore in Marquette, Mich.

Gauley Folly

09.19.2012 //

It may well be the largest whitewater gathering in the world. Filled with powerful rapids, late-night parties and more than a few walks of shame on Sunday morning, Gauley Fest is all it’s cracked up to be. While the rapids on West Virginia’s Gauley River are nothing short of classic, the real show is the festival: part county fair, part bacchanalia.

Voices: World Series Stage 4

09.17.2012 //

The top finishers at the Hiko Devils Extreme Race, Sept. 1 in the Czech Republic, weigh in on the AWP Whitewater World Series as it heads to Austria for the fifth of six stages.

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