Voices from the 2012 Green Race, as racers weigh in on the 17th annual contest that was, marked by high water, broken records, and new divisions, and title contender Chris Gragtmans provides a first-hand account from the the seat of his race boat.
Photos and event wrap of the Davenport Paddle Surf Classic, from Davenport Landing, Calif., Event No. 4 of this year’s first annual, five-stop Pacific Paddle Surf Classic.
Dave and Amy Freemans’ 11,700-mile North American Odyssey survives a close encounter with Hurricane Sandy as the educator-wilderness trippers help outfitter Bill Stage of New Jersey Kayak in Barnegat, N.J. recover from the devastating storm.
C&K’s Veterans Day salute to U.S. Army Sgt. Rob Brown, an injured Iraq War veteran who recovered with Team River Runner and now competes in sprint kayaking races while teaching other vets to paddle.
Updated story from the December issue of C&K: “Not since 1981, when a team of expedition paddlers first attempted the Grand Canyon of the Stikine, has North America’s benchmark whitewater river seen such triumph or such tragedy…”
A C&K exclusive video looking inside the gear that British Columbia’s hard-charging Hurricane Riders crew has tailored for their specific paddling needs pushing the edge of sea kayak performance.
C&K sits down with Kayak Mainline podcasters David Johnston and Kelly Blades
In Episode Seven of the R3: Rescue for River Runners video lesson series debuting on CanoeKayak.com, Jim Coffey covers the downstream live-bait rescue.
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.
A review of Phil Brown’s new guidebook outlining 60 great flatwater Adventures in the Adirondacks
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. […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.