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Paddle Georgia Appreciates and Protects

By Katie McKy Imagine paddling with 400 of your nearest and dearest friends in a Skittles-colored fleet. This is the tenth year of Paddle Georgia, a 7-day, 115-mile journey on Georgia’s longest river, the Chattahoochee. It’s a river that’s as fun to paddle as it to pronounce, with waterfalls, 100-foot granite cliffs, caves that once […]

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Giddens Wins Silver

08.18.2004

Aug. 18 , ATHENS, Greece – Rebecca Giddens won a silver medal in whitewater slalom Wednesday, the first U.S. medal in Olympic canoe/kayak events since 1996. She’s sharing her joy with those who’ve supported her along the way. “I feel like I should break it up into a ton of pieces and give it to […]

It’s the MIstakes that Make the Difference

08.17.2004

Aug 17, ATHENS – There are many sports in which victory is determined by who makes the fewest mistakes. Rebecca Giddens and Chris Ennis know that whitewater slalom is one of them. In preliminary rounds, the main objective to to avoid big mistakes and paddle good enough to move on. Our two American competitors in […]

Living on Spongecake

08.17.2004

Aug. 17 – Part of the traditional color of whitewater racing venues around the world is the collection of names paddlers give to various drops, holes, and other features that have a distinct character. The brand new Olympic course in Athens, as a just finished artificial course lacks this colorful descriptive vernacular. Well leave it […]

Giddens in Fifth Today

08.17.2004

Aug. 17, ATHENS, Greece – Rebecca Giddens (Green Bay, Wis.) placed fifth in the women’s K-1 slalom canoe/kayak qualifying race Tuesday and will advance to the semifinals Wednesday. Semifinals may be broadcast live on NBC starting around 12:35 a.m. Eastern time, or 9:35 p.m. Tuesday Pacific time. With a clean penalty-free first run, Giddens completed […]

Olympic Links

08.17.2004

Canoe/Kayak TV Schedule: TV Schedule NBC’s Canoe/Kayak site: www.nbcolympics.com/canoekayak/index Davey Hearn’s Web Site: www.daveyhearn.com Chris Ennis Racing: www.chrisennisracing.com Joe Jacobi and Matt Taylor: www.canoeracer.com.

Watch the Olympics on TV

08.17.2004

The first canoe/kayak events to be broadcast are the men’s and women’s single whitewater slalom competitions, between 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. E.T. Tuesday, Aug. 17, on NBC. The women’s K-1 gold medal finals will be broadcast live, at 12:35 a.m. Wednesday E.T. For more TV times, check NBC, www.nbcolympics.com, or the USA Canoe/Kayak Web […]

Kerry Calls

08.17.2004

Aug. 15, ATHENS, Greece – Senator John Kerry, the Democratic candidate for president of the United States, ( www.johnkerry.com) took time out from campaigning last weekend to wish the US whitewater slalom team success. Bill Endicott, team leader for the USA Canoe/Kayak whitewater slalom team, received the call Saturday night. Endicott, a former member of […]

Matt Taylor Could Be New Dad

08.17.2004

Aug. 16, ATHENS, Greece – Matt Taylor, a member of the USA canoe/kayak team, has more to look forward to this summer than just his chance at a medal. He and his wife Kieran Cannistra are expecting a baby. She’s eight months pregnant and will arrive in Athens Tuesday afternoon. So what happens if Kieran […]

Slalom Competition

08.17.2004

ATHENS, Greece – Olympic Canoe and Kayak events are getting started! Slalom paddler Chris Ennis will leave the start gate for his first event at 3:07am ET, Aug. 17. Rebecca Giddens paddles shortly thereafter at 4:00am ET. Check www.usacanoekayak.org for updates and results as soon as they are available. We’ll update this Web site as […]

August 2004 Issue Contents

08.11.2004

This latest issue of Canoe & Kayak is on sale now. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand or paddling shop, or subscribe today! FEATURES Reader Photos 2004 – It wasn’t easy, but we picked the winners for our annual reader photo contest, and they appear inside. Snake Bit – Summer turns to winter […]

Verlen Kruger Remembered

08.09.2004

On August 2, 2004, the paddling world lost a legend. Verlen Kruger, arguably the greatest canoeist who ever lived, passed away after a long fight with prostate cancer. He was 82. Verlen’s canoeing accomplishments are widely known in the paddling community, but bear repeating since they are so remarkable. Over his 41-year canoeing career, this […]

Sit Up Straight

07.31.2004

With your spine in align, you will become a more efficient paddler. When we study the act of paddling a kayak from a posture perspective, one thing is abundantly clear: everything just works better when you are sitting up straight. If the body had its way, we would always be sitting or standing with our […]

A Mighty Wind

07.22.2004

Five canoes. Ten people. Twenty-two hours of sunlight. Hundreds of unnamed mountains, rivers, streams, ridges, creeks, meadows, and vistas. Two grizzlies running the other way. Billions of diabolical mosquitoes that, fortunately, stay in the dense shrubbery until evening. An infinite number of surprises. One vast and empty wilderness, devoid of humans. This is a crash […]

New Products July 2004

07.19.2004

A new kayak, dry suit, PFD, and clothes to chase the bugs away are among the highlights of July’s New Products from Canoe & Kayak Magazine. See What’s Below New from RTM, the Tango Kayak Vision has a patented view port that allows the paddler to see into the water. The Kayak Vision is recessed […]

Three Kayakers Join Sprint Team

07.12.2004

July 12 – USA Canoe/Kayak is proud to announce the final members of the Flatwater Sprint Team headed for the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece. Andy Bussey, Benjie Lewis and Bartosz Wolski join a talented U.S. team. Bussey is a 25 year-old paddler from Kailua, Hawaii. He made the team by virtue of a camp […]

Canoeists Carry Olympic Torch

06.17.2004

When the Olympic Torch arrives at the Olympic Opening Ceremonies in Athens, Greece, in August, two of USA Canoe/Kayak’s Olympic Team athletes will have already experienced an up close and personal connection to the flame. The U.S. Whitewater Slalom Canoe Team of Joe Jacobi and Matt Taylor have been selected to carry the torch when […]

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