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C&K Visits the Eddyline Factory

By Jeff Moag About a decade ago thermoformed kayaks turned the paddling industry on its ear. These kayaks fill the middle ground between rotomolded plastic kayaks, and lighter, more expensive composite boats. They’re the Mama Bear of sea kayaks—not too heavy, not too expensive. For most everyday paddlers, they’re just right. I’ve paddled thermoformed boats […]

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Kayaking Belize

03.17.2006

Beautiful tropical Belize, with its junlge rivers and coral atolls, is guaranteed to make your midwinter blues fade away.

Paddlesport 2006

03.14.2006

The East Coast’s largest kayak, canoe, and outdoor show, Paddlesport 2006, will be March 24-26 at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, NJ. The show features manufacturers of kayaks, canoes, accessories, sportswear, paddling clubs professional instruction and expeditions, as well as lectures and video/slide shows of paddling trips and expeditions and paddling techniques. PaddleSport […]

Australian sprint champion gets steroid surprise

03.13.2006

Last September the international flatwater sprint racing community was shocked when Australian champion Nathan Baggaley tested positive for banned steroids. He was suspended from competition for 15 months. The results of the test, which was conducted out-of-competition, took everyone by surprise. Baggaley is one of the top men’s sprint athletes in the world, and a […]

In Memoriam: Daniel DeLaVergne

03.08.2006

Whitewater kayaker Daniel DeLaVergne was one of Canoe & Kayak‘s best friends, so it brought our production to a halt when we learned Wednesday, March 8, that he was killed after being struck by a train near Asheville, North Carolina. He was 29. Daniel was on an overnight trip to scout a location for a […]

Canoecopia 2006

03.03.2006

Canoecopia, the world’s largest paddlesports consumer show, will return again to the Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall in Madison, Wisconsin, on March 10th through 12th, 2006. This annual show is presented by Rutabaga, a paddlesports icon located in Monona. “Canoecopia is a mixture of a consumer event, paddling exhibition, outdoor school and family reunion.” said […]

Paddling Whitewater in Iran

02.28.2006

As we pulled up in front of the Iranian embassy in Erzurum, Turkey, I tied on my headscarf before getting out of the taxicab. Then, with mixed feelings of excitement and uncertainty, I walked inside the embassy and applied for a visa to visit Iran. How could they refuse a Canadian? Whether it was pure […]

Reno Revival

02.27.2006

I’d been in downtown Reno for no more than 15 minutes when I saw world freestyle champion Eric Jackson shouting encouragement to his 16-year-old daughter, Emily, as she was throwing down in the whitewater park. Reno River Festival, May 12-14, 2006 So far there didn’t seem to be anything about Reno that would prompt Starbucks […]

Reno Revival

02.27.2006

I’d been in downtown Reno for no more than 15 minutes when I saw world freestyle champion Eric Jackson shouting encouragement to his 16-year-old daughter, Emily, as she was throwing down in the whitewater park. Reno River Festival, May 12-14, 2006 So far there didn’t seem to be anything about Reno that would prompt Starbucks […]

Get River Levels on Your Cell Phone – Title

02.24.2006

The service is the brainchild of Washington state kayaker Neil Crist and a college friend. The pair took up kayaking together, and their friendship and boating has lasted as they graduated, took up careers, and have started families. The idea came to them after a particularly hairy run on the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie […]

Get River Levels on Your Cell Phone – Title

02.24.2006

The service is the brainchild of Washington state kayaker Neil Crist and a college friend. The pair took up kayaking together, and their friendship and boating has lasted as they graduated, took up careers, and have started families. The idea came to them after a particularly hairy run on the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie […]

More New Boats for ’06

02.17.2006

Portable SpeedThe Sea Eagle 12.10 is a fast inflatable with an innovative thrree-tube hull configuration. The kayak is 12 feet 10 inches long and 26 inches wide, and weighs 26 pounds. Packages start at $999. www.seaeagle.com. Solid FitThe Feathercraft Wisper has cockpit bracing bars to enable small and medium paddlers to lock in to the […]

Permits and Patience

02.15.2006

The snow has been falling for quite some time now and has laid a nice white blanket upon the mountains. With the snow comes the anticipation of what will happen in the following months. The river permit application deadline has come and gone and I, like most other boaters, am anxiously awaiting the spring runoff […]

Kids Drawing Contest

02.14.2006

KIDS PADDLING DRAWING CONTEST KIDS ..Win great prizes and get featured on Canoe & Kayak‘s website. We are having a contest for our youngest viewers and paddling members. Winners will be the ones with the most on-line votes. As soon as we get entrees we will post the drawings and begin taking votes to choose […]

Kayak Fishing Florida’s First Coast

02.14.2006

Kayak Fishing Florida’s First Coast by Mike Kogan Canoe & Kayak Web Exlcusive Jacksonville, home of Florida’s First Coast, has always been known for its outstanding inshore and offshore fishing. With over 68 miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline and 400 miles of river, intra-costal waterways (ICW), creeks, lakes, and ponds, Jacksonville has as diverse a […]

AW Safety Report

02.08.2006

Cullowhee, NC – February 7, 2006 – Safety has been at the core of American Whitewater’s mission since 1954. “We’ve been reporting and analyzing accidents since our earliest days and today we are leaders in whitewater safety education based on that research. Our Accident Database is the most comprehensive collection and analysis of whitewater accidents […]

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