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Proposed Zambezi River Dam Puts Prime Stretch of Whitewater at Risk

But if the governments of Zimbabwe and Zambia succeed in building the proposed Batoka Gorge Dam, much of the section will be drowned, severely harming the area’s river-based tourism, partly flooding the Victoria Falls UNESCO World Heritage Site, and burying crucial habitat for endangered bird species in the process.

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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 […]

IR Big Gun Show

06.10.2004

Now that spring is in full swing, rivers all across the continent are running high, setting the stage for bad-ass boaters to take ballsiness to new heights. It’s also the perfect time for wannabe/amateur videographers and photographers to take their camera gear to the river and record the action, but the fun doesn’t have to […]

Kayak roll

06.08.2004

In The Surf

06.08.2004

Columbia-Snake Cruise

06.03.2004

It took Lewis and Clark ‘a little longer’ than it took my family to cover 1000 miles of river during our 7 day multi-sport adventure cruise on the 87 passenger Wilderness Discoverer shown here anchored at the confluence of the Palouse and Snake Rivers in Eastern Washington. Our small ship adventure cruise began in Portland, […]

Gene Jensen Remembered

05.27.2004

Gene Jensen, the father of the modern canoe, died peacefully on May 15 at his home in Inverness, Florida. He’s survived by his wife Audrey and their four children, eleven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Jensen was a legend of the canoe world. A founding member of the Minnesota Canoe Association, he spent most of his […]

Reno Was Awesome

05.20.2004

I’m just back from the very first Reno River Festival, and it was terrific! It was the grand opening for the brand new whitewater Park on the Truckee River – great weather, great turnout, and some awesome boating. The pro rodeo featured some of the finest talent in the world, with a breathtaking final throwdown […]

Wet House trailer

05.20.2004

Wenonah Canoe

05.03.2004

Wenonah Canoe has announced plans to move construction of its Current Designs brand of kayaks from Victoria, B.C., to Winona, MN, where it will build a new 40,000-square-foot factory. Wenonah Canoe, founded by Mike Cichanowski, bought Current Designs in 1999. The growth of the company’s kayak business has been robust for the last several years […]

patience

04.29.2004

Most paddlers don’t have much patience because they are behind schedule, are too macho, or have a false sense of security. But here are some examples of how patience pays: BEHIND SCHEDULE: The wind was blowing bloody murder when we arrived at Otter Lake (Fond du Lac River, Saskatchewan), so we put ashore to wait […]

patience

04.29.2004

Most paddlers don’t have much patience because they are behind schedule, are too macho, or have a false sense of security. But here are some examples of how patience pays: BEHIND SCHEDULE: The wind was blowing bloody murder when we arrived at Otter Lake (Fond du Lac River, Saskatchewan), so we put ashore to wait […]

Old Man River

04.29.2004

Paddling down a river in the very early hours of daylight can be a sacred experience. It’s a time when fog clings loosely to the water’s surface, reducing the far bank to a gray form silhouetted beyond the vapors. It’s a time when the humblest of streams or the mightiest of rivers seems to reveal […]

C&K Honored

04.28.2004

Canoe & Kayak Magazine won two prestigious Maggie Awards at the 53rd annual awards ceremony, held April 23 in Los Angeles. Presented by the Western Publications Association, Maggie Awards recognize excellence in magazine publishing west of the Mississippi River. Among 1,700 entrants, five Canoe & Kayak titles were selected as finalists in four different categories. […]

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