On Saturday afternoon, April 19, Polish adventurer Aleksander “Olek” Doba officially completed his second successful trans-Atlantic crossing by sea kayak. We go behind the scenes of the 67-year-old’s eventful waterfront landfall in New Smyrna Beach Fla., to hear from Doba and his closest team of closest supporters to get some questions answered about the 167-day, 6,000-plus-mile crossing.
By Larry Rice Story first appeared in October, 2005 issue. The photos are a Canoe & Kayak Web exclusive, only appearing on our website. Everyone I know who has done a fair bit of boating has experienced personality clashes on trips, some minor, others full-blown perfect storms. So let me make this bold statement: More […]
This latest issue of Canoe & Kayak is on sale now. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand or paddling shop, or subscribe today! ON THE COVER A tranquil Greenland campsite provides one of the more reflective moments during the “Trip from Hell” that begins on page 46. Photo by Larry Rice FEATURES Trespassing […]
The International Whitewater Hall of Fame and Museum recognizes and honors individuals who have made significant accomplishments in and contributions to whitewater related activities. The following inductees are being honored in the outlined categories: Pioneer Bob McNair, Massachusetts – wrote THE manual for basic river canoeing techniques; instrumental in forming American Whitewater Affiliation uniting clubs […]
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Oregon’s high-desert John Day River lives up to its wild and scenic status.
Want to get a whitewater park going in your home town? A conference coming up in October will enable you to meet the experts, people who have been there and done that in cities from Reno, Nevada, to Athens, Greece. The Whitewater Courses and Parks Conference takes place October 5-7, in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. In […]
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By Alan Belford Taken from the October 2005 issue Perhaps Oswegatchie means “black river,” as Onondaga tradition claims. Or perhaps it means “coming or going around a hill.” Or maybe, as my friend suggested, it’s the trash talk you dish out to mosquitoes as you slap them: “Oss, I gotch ye!” But regardless of the […]
Photography and Review by Berne Broudy AT A GLANCE Gear Review of 12 Lightweight Camping Accessories Cocoon – Silk Mummyliner Lightload – Camp Towel MSR – Packtowl Ultralite Quixote Design – Down Travel Pillow Big Agnes – Insulated Air Core Mattress GSI Outdoors – Micro Table Snow Peak – Titanium Cafe Latte Set Therm-A-Rest – […]
AT A GLANCE Outdoor Retailer Show is: Twice a year (Summer & Winter Shows), held in Salt Lake City, where outdoor product manufacturers market their goods to retailers (not the general public) who place orders for their stores. Show buzz was the purchase of Watermark by Confluence. Lots of new products..a bazillion new toys Kayak […]
Development of a dam on the Magpie will occur. Controls ensure adventure tourism growth. Percentage of profit will go to build an Adventure Tourism Park. Monitoring will continue to avoid loopholes or additional development. The Quebec Government issued a statement of approval to dam producers Hydromega today for the development a 40 Megawatt dam on […]
2005 Whitewater Slalom US National Champions Crowned On The Kern River WINNERS: Mens K1 Brett Heyl Scott Parsons Eric Giddens Womens K1 Jamie Tidmore Sara Potvin-Bernal Paris Robinson Mens C1 Ryan Bahn James Cartwright Jeff Larimer Mens C2 Mark Poindexter Chris Wiegard Trevor Soileau Club Trophy Bethesda Center of Excellence Brett Heyl (Bethesda, Md.) was […]
If you’re going to get just one canoe for your home, it makes sense to get a versatile boat that can be paddled tandem or solo. Versatility is the common denominator of the six canoes reviewed here. They are are constructed of five different materials. Two, the Old Town Kineo and Mad River Explorer, are […]
To cast your vote, go to www.usolympicteam.com and follow the instructions. Barton is a four-time Olympic medalist. He won double gold in the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, winning the K-1 1000 meters and teaming up with Norm Bellingham (Atlanta, Ga.) to win the K-2 1000 meters. Barton also won bronze in 1984 and 1992. […]
At age 17, Dolan competed mostly at the Junior level, but actually won the Senior title in the K-1 and K-2 1000 meter distances. Dolan partnered with Eric Abbott (Honolulu, Hawaii) in the K-2 and K-4 events. Abbott had a superb regatta himself, finishing first with Dolan in all team boats and second to Dolan […]