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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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Guadeloupe Kayaking

06.06.2006

The small islands of Les Saintes form an archipelago about an hour-long ferry ride from Pointe–Pitre to Terre-de-Haut, one of the most beautiful bays on the planet. While tourists were rushing to rent scooters in the village, I eventually found a small kayak shop and escaped on waters a shade of blue I had never […]

Keller, Faux victorious in extreme creek race

06.03.2006

VAIL, Colorado, June 1—It was a nearly flawless day in this stunning portion of the Rocky Mountains, but the low flow of Homestake Creek—site of the Teva Mountain Games creek race—was anything but perfect. But whitewater kayakers, being the hardy bunch they are, still managed to paddle the creek with a combination of skill and […]

Kayak Chorus Combines Chanting, Paddling

06.02.2006

One hour before high tide in Kingsport, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, 20 singing kayakers will be at the heart of the premiere of Sandy Moore’s Kayak Chorus. Moore is a Nova Scotia composer who has had a summer home in Kingsport for 20 years and he’s a man who dreams big. His ultimate plan is […]

Mountain Madness

06.01.2006

VAIL, Colorado, May 31—There’s nothing like having a home away from home, and Eric Jackson and Tanya Faux are finding a very comfortable abode at the Teva Mountain Games in Vail. EJ, who claimed victory in last year’s PaddleCross event, was victorious in this year’s iteration, winning both heats in which he competed and tallying […]

Nigel Dennis to Speak at Symposium

05.26.2006

The Trade Association of Paddlesports and the West Coast Sea Kayak Symposium Committee announce Nigel Dennis will be the keynote speaker at the 23 Annual West Coast Sea Kayak Symposium on Saturday, September 16, 2006. Saturday evening festivities are sponsored by Canoe & Kayak Magazine a long time supporter of the event. Nigel Dennis began […]

Gloves and Pogies for Paddlers

05.26.2006

There are many reasons to have your hands protected when you’re on the water. Hours of paddling can lead to blisters, and when the temperature is low, cold hands can make it difficult to hold on to your paddle, and you’re in danger of discomfort or worse. Many whitewater paddlers want protection against rocks, and […]

Journey to Haida Gwaii

05.25.2006

A three-hour tour sparked a love affair with kayaking that led this couple to the expedition of a lifetime.

PFD Review – 06

05.24.2006

Your PFD should hug your body and stay in place on land or in the water, and it should feel good enough that you’re happy wearing it for hours. Every body is different. Try a few PFDs and compare. Anticipate what you’ll need to carry, and make sure the model you’re considering can take it […]

Drawing Contest Winners

05.23.2006

Here are the winning entrants in the Canoe & Kayak Kids Drawing Contest, as voted on by readers of the Web site. First Place – Kokatat Breeze Paddling Jacket Second Place – Bending Branches kid’s Twig Canoe Paddle Third place – Keen kid’s Newport Water Sandal

Rafting Accident Claims Two

05.22.2006

Washington state’s whitewater rafting community mourned the loss of one of the state’s leading outfitters after learning that he was one of two men who drowned on the Klickitat River Saturday. Jeff Driver, 50, of BZ Corner, operated All Rivers Adventures with his wife, Karen, and was well-known for his devotion to safety, the Yakima […]

Virtual Kayak Racing

05.22.2006

Want to know how your paddling speed stacks up? Join Virtual Racing by Kayak and Canoe. Marek Uliasz created this web site to enable kayakers and canoeists anywhere in the world to race against each other. The idea is to paddle the race distance, either 1,000 meters, 5 miles (8K) or 10 miles (16K), record […]

Reno Whitewater Festival 2006 – Gallery one

05.18.2006

Reno Whitewater Festival 06. Read the story.

Water Shoe Review

05.18.2006

For safety and comfort, good water shoes are a kayaking essential. They protect and cushion your feet in and out of your boat. They keep you on your toes by gripping tight on slippery rocks, sandy beaches, or whatever surface you’re on. Water shoes should suit your style. Long-distance paddlers may want a shoe with […]

Paddlers File Suit for Chattooga

05.18.2006

GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA – American Whitewater, the nation’s leading non-profit whitewater river conservation organization, filed suit on May 18, 2006, to restore the public’s ability to paddle the headwaters region of the 52-mile Wild and Scenic Chattooga River. The American Canoe Association, Georgia Canoeing Association, Atlanta Whitewater Club, Western Carolina Paddlers, and the Foothills Paddling Club, […]

Rippin’ in Reno: Pro Kayakers Show How It’s Done

05.15.2006

RENO, May 12–Call it a day of overcoming odds. Eric Jackson, the ever-young 42-year-old world freestyle kayak champion, used his considerable experience to his advantage in claiming his second straight Reno River Festival freestyle rodeo title. In the women’s field, Australian Tanya Faux, battling a nasty bout of bronchitis that left her voice as scratchy […]

Vacation to Hell

05.12.2006

Will you be crossing an island in the South Pacific? Will you be exploring a gorge near the Arctic circle? Will you be dodging bears in Siberia? Who knows? The Basic Rules: Penstock Productions is now accepting applications from teams of expert whitewater kayakers. Each team must consist of exactly 4 kayakers. These kayakers will […]

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