Under threatening twilight skies, sea kayaker Aleksander Doba arrived in Port Canaveral, Fla., yesterday at 7:20 p.m., after a 5,400-mile crossing of the Atlantic Ocean that began Oct. 5, 2013 in Lisbon, Portugal.
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UPDATE: Following a midnight launch, Harlan Taney managed nearly a 10 mile-per-hour pace through the night, running the Canyon’s “Roaring Twenties” rapids without mishap. As daylight came, however, so did the Canyon’s upper granite gorge. In Grapevine Rapid, at river mile 82, Taney flipped and was pushed against an unyielding wall of rock. He was […]
The Canoe & Kayak magazine team won two awards yesterday at the Eddies and Ozzies, the largest awards competition in magazine publishing, including silver in the Consumer Single Article category for their June 2012 feature story “Fall and Rise,” which documents Jason Craig and Tyler Bradt’s extraordinary recovery from paddling injuries. The magazine also won bronze in the Consumer Full Issue category for the June 2012 issue.
Voices from the 2012 Green Race, as racers weigh in on the 17th annual contest that was, marked by high water, broken records, and new divisions, and title contender Chris Gragtmans provides a first-hand account from the the seat of his race boat.
For three weeks last July, filmmaker Olaf Obsommer, engineer Lukas Wielatt, and journalist Philip Baues traveled from river to river throughout Norway — all with their kayaks hitched to their bikes. Their goal was to paddle Norway’s classic whitewater while leaving a small carbon footprint and experiencing the challenge of minimalist travel. Biking with the […]
Filmmaker Kelsey Thompson has always been fascinated with the working-class heroes of outdoor sports. His nine-part web series Balance shares the stories of three people who have chosen to pursue their passions rather than paychecks. Kayaker Blair Trotman is one of those people.
Photos and commentary from the 17th annual Green River Narrows Race, which is growing in international stature and staying true to the grassroots, as evidenced by its winners, New Zealander and Olympic paddler Mike Dawson and local paddling hero Adriene Levknecht.
What lies beneath?
It’s a question that’s been on paddlers’ and naturalist’s minds alike since the 98-year-old Condit Dam was removed from Washington’s White Salmon River in October 2011. With the dam gone, the still waters of Northwestern Lake drained away, revealing nearly two miles of riverbed coated in a nearly100-year accumulation of silt and downed timber from the surrounding forests. Access to this new run officially opened this weekend, November 3, and C&K has a preview from the first paddlers to document the stretch.
A look at the merger of two globetrotting, accredited preparatory schools for kayakers: World Class Academy and the New River Academy. As the two outdoor educators come together under the World Class banner, we catch up with the progressive programs getting back to school.