Green Race Raw: Pre-Event Size Up

Scott McCleskey, a C-2 slalom paddler for Team USA and a Green Race veteran, has been making the rounds with his camera, interviewing athletes who’ve started to gather for the 19th annual Class V throwdown in North Carolina. Here are some of the highlights: Pat Keller, three-time champion of the Green Race, is shooting for […]

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Mission AccomplishedTim Finishes Building His Own Kayak


This is the fourth part in the series on “How to Build Your Own Kayak” Part One Part Two Part Three This day seemed so far away. Nearly a year has gone by since I tore through boxes of plywood, fiberglass, and resins that would one day be my very own double sea kayak. Building […]

Boater VoterFour reasons to vote this year (and one call to action)


Your political mascot might be an elephant, a donkey, or even a bull moose, but if you’re reading C&K that means you have a personal interest in protecting the places you love to paddle. Well, now is the time. Thousands of politicians are running for office this fall, which means there’s no time like the […]

Negotiating NootkaKayaking British Columbia’s Vancouver Island


The thing about hard rains is that once they let up—and they must, eventually, let up—when you flip your hood back off your brow the sudden brightness feels a lot like, well … happiness. That’s how it felt to me, paddling in Nootka Sound on the west side of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, after […]

Gauley Fest Lives Up to Billing as World’s Largest and Best Riverfest


Exhausting crazy fun reunion. That is the best description of Gauley Fest that I can come up with. It all starts with Friday’s biblical proportion locust style swarm of kayak-laden subarus, trucks, vans and homemade jalopies encroaching on the small town of Summersville, West Virginia. Then comes the fun. As old friends, kayaking buddies, acquaintances […]

SubsportIs squirt kayaking making a comeback?


I first saw a squirt boat in 1989, on a stretch of tidal whitewater on Maine’s Sheepscot River. I was 14 and kayaking with my Dad. A pointy bow shot straight up from an eddy just downstream of us, its turquoise sparkles gleaming through saltwater foam flecks in the May sun. The bow fell and […]

Canoe QuartetFour new , highly specialized rides


DOWNRIVER WEEKENDER Esquif Pocket Canyon $1,320esquif.com L: 14 ft 6 in W: 34.5 in D: 15.5 in 59 lbs. Available in: Royalex A radically downsized version of Esquif’s expedition-oriented Canyon, this tandem canoe is designed for moving water, tight maneuvers, and a modes load. Four inches of rocker lends quick pivoting ability and the short […]

Birthday’s, Border Crossings and the SkookTrevor’s summer of discovery draws to a close


We followed Trevor Clark on a summers worth of paddling adventures – living in a van, boating and taking pictures.This is the last update in this series of stories about Trevor Clarke’s beginnings as an adventure photographer. Keep watching the C & K website for future stories and great photography from Trevor. Post One – […]

Canoe & Kayak Celebrates 35th Anniversary


This August marked Canoe and Kayak’s 35th year of publication and their 17th year recognizing the best companies in the industry. This is the anniversary video compiled by John Grace of Penstock Productions.

JB’s Slide Show Sample


A kayak slideshow sample of random photos

Gabon – Oceans 8


Bowermaster continues on his explorations of the world’s oceans(his Oceans 8 Project) with an exhausting and exhilarating circumnavigation of Gabon’s jewel of a national park, Loango.

Emily Jackson Takes Women’s Freestyle Pro World Cup Title


Competing in her first international competition at the pro women’s level, Emily Jackson proved that this 18-year-old deserves the title of the “future of women’s kayaking” by winning gold at the recently concluded World Cup of freestyle kayaking held in Europe. Jackson crossed the Atlantic en-route to the World Cup with an undefeated record from […]

Aloha OwyheeInflatable kayaks are perfect on one of America’s loneliest rivers


The gorge closed into a pair of dark, forboding gates and we pulled to the left bank to reconnoiter the rapid rumbling below. Thousand-foot volcanic rock walls pinched in from both sides and car-sized boulders blocked the river ahead. This was Owyhee Falls on the Owyhee River’s East Fork, hailed by most as Class VI—unrunnable. […]

Robert F. KennedyAmerican Icon, River-Runner


As many of you have seen…we have been running a series of profiles on prominent paddlers in the Canoe & Kayak magazine. I will be running the series on our web site over the next few months. We’ll start with Robert F. Kennedy, which appeared in our August 2008 issue. If there’s such a thing […]

Manhattan’s Mayor’s Cup Race Set to Run in October


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

Waterproof Digital Marvels Add to Your Paddling Experience


These electronic marvels are not critical to your paddling success , but they sure make a day on the water more fun. And the best part is.. all of these electronic marvels are waterproof and perfect for enhancing your paddling adventures. All the quoted prices are approximate and usually you can find bargain prices on […]

Rafting California’s Tuolumne River


The question seemed straight-forward but the result was unexpected. “Do you want to surf?” Adam Crom had asked from his perch on the back of our blue five-person raft. Four voices sang out “Yes!” in anticipation. “Right turn, right turn, right… now stop!” came the staccato commands from our confident Sierra Mac boatman. As we […]

US Surfski Championships in San Francisco Sept 20-21


The 2008 US Surfski Championships will be staged from Crissy Field in San Francisco, Sept 20-21. Crissy Field is located just inside the Golden Gate Bridge on the South side. This location offers spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island, a large sandy beach for launching surfskis, easy viewing opportunities for spectators, […]

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