Thirty-five years ago, when Royalex was a new and unproven canoe material, the folks at Old Town tossed one of their new Royalex Trippers from the factory roof. The canoe bounced, and Old Town made its point. The new material was tough. Fast forward to yesterday. Royalex has been discontinued and stockpiles are dwindling. Canoe […]
Colin Philp is an outrigger canoeist with a singular vision: to make a 24-acre speck of Fiji called Leleuvia Island into a world-class resort for paddlers.
I always sit by a window in airplanes because I love watching the mountains and rivers scroll below, while contemplating the astonishing fact that I am actually flying. It’s remarkable how many things we take for granted that in our grandparents’ time could only have been explained as magic. It can cast a spell over you.
By Jeff Moag About a decade ago thermoformed kayaks turned the paddling industry on its ear. These kayaks fill the middle ground between rotomolded plastic kayaks, and lighter, more expensive composite boats. They’re the Mama Bear of sea kayaks—not too heavy, not too expensive. For most everyday paddlers, they’re just right. I’ve paddled thermoformed boats […]
By Joe Potoczak Fabien Lefevre, the young French superstar turned American veteran, today won the 2014 C-1 world championship at home in his adopted country. It’s Lefevre’s seventh ICF world championship gold, but his first in C-1, and first as an American. “I had the crowd on my side, pushing me downstream,” Lefevre says. The […]
Big Al was like your parents’ Buick. The Alumacraft 18.6 turned well, was stable, took a bruising and just kept cruising.
Best known for becoming the first blind person to scale Mount Everest, Erik Weihenmayer has set his sights on what, for him, is an even more daunting challenge: kayaking the Grand Canyon.
From the middle of the North Pacific, Sarah Outen dialed her friend on the sat phone. Did Curgenven fancy a 1,355-mile kayak trip along the length of the Aleutian Islands?
Jamie was as Renaissance a man as you can get in this day and age. He was an everything boater: a river runner, a racer, a play boater, an expedition boater. He was much more than that though.
After 14 years paddling for Dagger Kayaks, whitewater Renaissance man Rush Sturges has signed a sponsorship deal with Jackson Kayaks.
On Sunday, a small New Hampshire community will do its best to slay FloatZilla, and claim the Guinness World Record for their beloved Lake Winnipesaukee.
During a GOALS outdoor education program, kids learn to push themselves physically and mentally, to trust one another, and to recognize the growth that occurs both individually and collectively between the put-in and the take-out.
This close encounter with a Southern Right Whale was either a transcendental example of interspecies communion, or an unconscionable crime. Take your pick.
“I didn’t want something big to take home to my normal life. I want a trip like the Northern Forest Canoe Trail to be my normal life.”
Yes, this really happened. Right whale surfaces under kayakers in Argentina.
If you’re wondering why we profiled the North Fork Championship in the June issue, and paddling filmmaker Rush Sturges in the July book, look no further than Sturges’s latest release.
Michal Smolen roared to his first career world cup podium, paddling to a bronze medal in men’s K-1 at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Prague on Saturday.