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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Return of the Duct Tape Kayak


The same three friends are back, this time with a better duct tape kayak design and a fundraising effort for another cause.

Draw the Line


On July 27, river enthusiasts from across the Northwest gathered on the Columbia River to transform their tiny paddle-powered crafts into powerful tools for protest. The Portland chapter of Rising Tide organized over 800 people for a non-violent direct action on the Columbia River called Summer Heat. The figurative line along the Interstate 5 bridge stated a simple message: end fossil fuel exports from the Columbia River Gorge.

Trade Talks: Cobra Lightweight Series


In this installment of Trade Talks, OR, C&K recently caught up with Wayne Jackson at the 2013 Smmer Outdoor Retailer to talk about their new Cobra kayaks, the Super Light Series.

Trade Talks: Pack Element Canoe


In this installment of Trade Talks, OR, C&K caught up with Mark Hall of Kayak Distribution at the 2013 Smmer Outdoor Retailer to talk about Old Town’s new canoe the Pack Element.

Hasta Luego, Royalex Canoe


In early August, Avon Lake, announced that it is closing its plants and ceasing production of Royalex, ending the era of Royalex canoes.

Fuel Right to Paddle Hard


Canadian Olympian Thomas Hall offers tips on how to eat for peak paddling performance. Experimenting on what and when to eat during the safe training times can make the difference on a long trip or competition.

Community Canoe


What better way to use old canoes than by recycling them into gardens in the heart of downtown Toronto?

Rules of the Road for Paddlers


The US Coast Guard has teamed up with Canoe & Kayak to offer tips for staying safe on the water. This month’s installment explores how to paddle around ships in main rivers and harbors.

Growing the Lozer Community


Entering its third race of the season, the Lozer Cup season grows New England’s whitewater culture.

Boating Basics 101


This tutorial is for those interested in paddling, but have never Here are some of the very basic things to know in order to put on the water safely and know a little about what to do for your very first day in the boat.



C&K correspondent Chris Gragtmans takes us inside his recent multi-day run of California’s Upper Cherry Creek, offering nuggets of packing advice to intrepid multi-day expedition paddlers.

Many Miles to Go


A look at the 2013 running of the cross-Missouri MR 340, where a new division record went down as 526 racers ventured out in the Midwest’s massive 340-mile, multi-craft, multi-day endurance event.

The Hendri Coetzee Memoir


African river explorer Hendri Coetzee ’s posthumous memoir is now available for pre-order. “Living the Best Day Ever” is compiled from Coetzee’s extensive journals and blogs, written in the explorer’s distinctive, no-holds-barred style.



Watch all the video highlights from the 2013 Canoe & Kayak Awards presented by Verizon. The videos include all six reader-selected award presentations and award acceptances, as well as Rob Lesser’s heart-felt acceptance for the Lifetime Achievement Award presented last Thursday, August 1, in Salt Lake City by an all-star cast of presenters including Sean Morley, Scott Lindgren, and Jason Craig.

From the Vault: Why Are Great Paddlers Dying?


This story from our August 1999 issue asks a pretty tough question: why are great paddlers dying? Though the story may have been published 14 years ago, the question remains, made newly poignant at every boater’s passing. Through the years, whitewater paddlers die on rivers, and friends, family and comrades are left behind asking: what happened?

The Inside Line: The L.A. River


This installment of ‘The Inside Line’ brings the put in story from our current, August 2013 issue to life, where local outfitters are working to reclaim the iconic L.A. River.

Behind the Lens: Erik Boomer


Adventurer/photographer Erik Boomer braves extreme conditions in Chile to create a bold portrait series of the Whitewater Grand Prix athletes.

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