In June 1989, the Savage River was not its usual hidden self. Thousands gathered along the country road that followed its course. People scrambled the steep banks, crouched in the lush forest, and filtered on to recently constructed observation decks. All wanting the optimum view of the red and green poles hovering over the rapids. They were here to witness the Canoe and Kayak Slalom World Championships—the first of which had ever been hosted in the United States.
Updated web site for Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail offers new experience The Web site for the Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail, located on The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel along southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, now has a fresh look, cutting-edge functionality and interactive capabilities. The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau launched the […]
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 […]
Whitewater legend Lars Holbek died March 13 in his home near Durango, Colorado, after a tumor in his liver spread and became unresponsive to chemotherapy treatment. He was 51. Holbek is survived by his wife, Nancy, his brother, Suren, and parents, Erik and Mimi. Plans for a memorial service or contributions in Holbek’s name had […]
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 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. […]
In what has become an unending stream of huck(ing) – seemingly, to the point of nauseam – another kayaker, this time Brazilian Pedro Olivia, has reportedly broken the waterfall world record on Brazil’s Rio Sacre. The mark has been previously held, and often still claimed, by legends like Sean Baker, Corran Addison, Shannon Carroll, Tao […]
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 […]
Talk about Drago. How healthy is this company? Do you feel you’ve carved a healthy niche in the industry? Is there any way that Drago could be next in line to go out of business or should we feel secure this brand is here to stay? Dragorossi is a small brand in one of Europe’s […]
3 Questions with Corran Addison As many in the paddlesports world already know, Riot Kayaks’ parent company, Voodoo Technologies Inc. has declared bankruptcy, signaling an end to the Riot era (for now). Canoe and Kayak has conducted a series of interviews with those involved in the company at the time of the bankruptcy, and those […]
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