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The Olek Doba Kayak Mission Nears Completion

Under threatening twilight skies, sea kayaker Aleksander Doba arrived in Port Canaveral, Fla., yesterday at 7:20 p.m., after a 5,400-mile crossing of the Atlantic Ocean that began Oct. 5, 2013 in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Float On We review four upwardly mobile PFDs

11.06.2007

Four of the latest offerings to keep your favorite boater afloat. The MTI Adventurewear is designed for women while the NRS Chinook will make any kayak fisherfolk happy. For you whitewater rats check out the Kokatat and Extrasport offerings. Kokatat Ronin Pro ($199, kokatat.com) Kokatat stuffed all the features the river pro needs—like type V […]

Low-Brace Techniques for Kayaking

11.05.2007

After the forward stroke, no kayak move is more frequently used than the low brace. Whatever your kayaking passion—sea paddling, whitewater, surf—you’ll call on your low brace at the first sign of instability. So you’d better get it right. That’s why we asked Jen Kleck to talk us through the finer points of this essential […]

Living Grand A guide’s eye view of the Grand Canyon

10.31.2007

A guide’s eye view of the Grand Canyon Photos 1 : Photographer Kyle George has been guiding boats in the Grand Canyon since 1999, logging eight or nine months each year piloting motor rigs, oar rigs, and the occasional dory. The place has become as familiar to him as his own house. “A lot of […]

New York City Water Trail to Expand

10.30.2007

The concept – paddling from park to park in New York City. Before planes, trains and automobiles, boats carried people from one place to another by way of rivers, lakes and oceans. New York City is surrounded by such bodies of water, yet its shoreline has been largely dominated by commerce and industry for centuries. […]

Solo Canoe Trip on the Tatsenshini River

10.30.2007

I had already paddled the Nahanni river in a solo canoe and it was during this trip that the idea of paddling the Tatshenshini solo had germinated. The Tatshenshini is well known as a wilderness rafting river, but few people canoe the river, let alone solo it. The reasons were laid out for me by […]

Deception Pass Dash

10.30.2007

The 2007 running of the Deception Pass Dash, an annual 5-mile kayak race through Deception Pass between Whidbey and Fidalgo Islands in Washington state has been announced. The race is sponsored by local paddlesports outfitter Seattle Raft and Kayak (“SRK”.) The race starts and finishes at Bowman Bay in Deception Pass State Park, 90 minutes […]

Bluewater Jon and the Giant Tuna

10.25.2007

Watch a crazy kayak fisherman battle giant tuna and other huge fish in Hawaii.

Kayak Fishing on the Kona Coast

10.25.2007

See Bluewater Jon’s video clip of his battle to catch a giant tuna! The Kona Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii is known as the “Land of the Giants”, and with good reason: thousand pound monsters are caught within mile from shore. It’s a relatively new island in geological terms, and the ultra-steep drop-offs […]

Canoe/Kayak Athletes Evacuated from U.S. Training Center

10.25.2007

Canoe and Kayak athletes were among the wildfire evacuees at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. Good news on October 25!U.S. Paddlers Back to Business as Olympic Training Center Re-opens in CaliforniaRead the story. CHULA VISTA, Calif. — Sixteen athletes and two coaches of the United States Sprint Canoe/Kayak Team joined a […]

Urban Boathouse Revival Brings Paddling to Cities

10.24.2007

The sun has barely cleared the eastern horizon, but already the Portland Boathouse is bustling. A team of college rowers returns their eight-person shell to the boat racks after a pre-dawn practice, three paddlers stand nearby with coffees in hand, and an electrician wearing a hardhat and reflective orange vest helps a kayaker pass her […]

How to Tow a Sea Kayak

10.24.2007

The winds and waves off Georgia’s Tybee Island can strike suddenly and with great power, which means that Ronnie Kemp and Marsha Henson do plenty of towing. The owners of Sea Kayak Georgia and The School of Coastal Kayaking, Kemp and Henson are on those turbulent waters almost every day, teaching beginners to BCU four-star […]

LVM Kayak Fishing

10.23.2007

LVM goes kayak fishing with Ty and Brooke Howard on the latest Kayak Journal – 5. It shore is a big’un!

Eight Days On The Rio Grande

10.22.2007

Kiss that canoe goodbye, I think as I swing my own boat into an eddy and gaze back up the rock-strewn rapid. Plastered broadside against a desk-sized boulder is a preposterously over-laden 16-foot Old Town Discovery. Perched atop the same flattop boulder is the foundering Discovery’s flummoxed skipper, the usually smiling, happy-go-lucky Walter. However, right […]

Mayor’s Cup Kayak Race

10.20.2007

The Mayor’s Cup New York City Kayak Championship is an elite kayaking race around Manhattan Island. This 26.7 mile marathon race is North America’s premier paddle sports event and soon to be New York City’s largest water event. The Mayor’s Cup drew some of the world’s and the regions most accomplished paddlers while raising money […]

Yukon River Quest ’08 Registration Opens

10.18.2007

Registrations are now being accepted for the 10th annual Yukon River Quest, the longest annual canoe and kayak race in the world, which will be held June 25 to June 29, 2008. The 740-kilometer (460-mile) wilderness adventure paddling marathon is held on the Yukon River from Whitehorse to Dawson City in Canada’s Yukon Territory. Entry […]

Maine Island Trail Assoc. Cleans Up Island

10.18.2007

Volunteers and staff from the Maine Island Trail Association joined forces with staffers from the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to remove a large raft of tires that had washed up on Inner Sand Island in Western Bay, down east. Nearly 150 tires, most of […]

New Inductees in Whitewater Hall of Fame

10.18.2007

Whitewater Legends Honored by the International Whitewater Hall of Fame Six New Honorees Include Champs on the Water and by the Pen The International Whitewater Hall of Fame Board of Governors has announced the names of the Class of 2007 of the International Whitewater Hall of Fame (IWHOF) honorees. This newest class of whitewater legends […]

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