By Joe Potoczak It’s been 25 years since the whitewater slalom world championships were last held in the United States, but it looked like business as usual for American racers in the opening heats of men’s kayak and solo canoe. All five American men competing Thursday advanced to the semifinal round in workmanlike fashion, including […]
The original and biggest creek race in America will take place this Saturday in North Carolina. As always, the 18th edition of the Green Race will be both a grass-roots celebration and an elite competition. Top whitewater athletes from around the world will join local stalwarts and weekend warriors to test their skills on the […]
Blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer was held overnight this week on Peru’s Maranon River by villagers who mistook his river-running party for a dam survey crew.
French soothsayer Nostradamus would have had a heyday this year. After an otherwise ho-hum summer, paddlers across the country were greeted by a rash of freakish, end-of-the-times weather that, in many cases, made survival a higher priority than paddling. But paddlers will be paddlers, and a few got after it anyway.
The sea kayak team behind last year’s tsunami debris-hunting Ikkatsu Project shifts its focus from Washington to south-central Alaska, where they explored Augustine Island on one of the least-visited and wildest shorelines in Cook Inlet this summer, and (unfortunately) found what they were looking for … and more.
“Followed by his pet mallard, John Lawrence Jolley stepped out of a battered aluminum canoe adorned with a cow’s skull, wearing a stained suit with black work books, a wool beret over a baseball cap, and designer women’s sunglasses. He rolled a smoke and began talking.” Our correspondent reports from the 12th Annual Phatwater Challenge in Mississippi.