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On Saturday afternoon, April 19, Polish adventurer Aleksander “Olek” Doba officially completed his second successful trans-Atlantic crossing by sea kayak. We go behind the scenes of the 67-year-old’s eventful waterfront landfall in New Smyrna Beach Fla., to hear from Doba and his closest team of closest supporters to get some questions answered about the 167-day, 6,000-plus-mile crossing.

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Putting Butts in Boats

05.18.2012

Self-propelled adventure vagrants Glenn Charles and Richard Harpham are giving people a closer glimpse of old New York using tandem sea kayaks.

5 Reasons the Boater Chick Festival Rules

05.16.2012

In a sport otherwise dominated by the harrier gender, the Boater Chick Festival offers a supportive and enthusiastic outlet for female whitewater paddlers.

America’s Top 10 Most Endangered Rivers

05.16.2012

The ten U.S. waterways that are most at risk to be drastically affected in the next year from threats like pollution, dredging, mining, drilling, and irrigation.

Gatherings: Allen De Mayo 2012

05.14.2012

On May 5, 2012, around 50 friends, family and acquaintances of the late Allen Satcher gathered for the first annual “Allen De Mayo” event.

Preview: The 14th Annual Adirondack Paddlefest

05.14.2012

Friday, May 18, to Sunday, May 20, more than 3,000 boaters will flock to the 14th Annual Adirondack Paddlefest in Old Forge, N.Y.

12 Rivers in 2012

05.11.2012

Rivers for Change and Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation are paddling 12 different rivers from source to sea to help study climate change.

Gatherings: Ode to the Nordheimer

05.10.2012

An inside look at the sixth annual Cal-Salmon Race—a grassroots event held each May on California’s Class IV-V Nordheimer stretch.

Behind the Scenes: ‘Through Paddle’

05.09.2012

C&K’s exclusive interview with Mike Lynch, who’s new film documents the 45 days he spent paddling the 740-mile long Northern Forest Canoe Trail last summer.

Video: The North Shore

05.08.2012

A free 48-hour online screening of Chris Gallaway’s new film about paddling on the North Shore of Lake Superior.

LORDS OF DOGTOWN

05.04.2012

Last Friday, C&K contributing photographer Darin McQuoid captured this image of Will Pruett on Dogtown Creek. More easily drawn to high-water runs on the South Yuba, McQuoid, Pruett and Justin Patt committed to an exploratory mission on the low-water creek tributary of the Upper Middle Cosumnes River outside of Placerville, Calif., after seeing a picture of a waterfall online.

Norway Adventure Uncovered

05.04.2012

A new book ‘Norway: The Outdoor Paradise,’ from James Baxter, Scottish alpinist/expedition paddler who skied and then paddled the length of the Norwegian coast in 2009, highlights the wild coast’s best sea kayaking.

Virtual Coach: Your First Rodeo

05.04.2012

Five years ago, Adam Chappell had only dabbled in flatwater when he saw YouTube clips of kayakers at Buseater and taught himself to loop in his backyard pool. Now a rising talent in freestyle kayaking’s competitive ranks, Chappell walks you through his first go-to trick sequence in this Virtual Coach installment that can help you build a routine for your summer festival contest of choice.

What did you do for your midlife crisis?

05.03.2012

What started with a confession over warm beer will turn into 2,500 miles of cold paddling. On Tuesday, May 1, British paddlers Andy Mullins, Geoff Cater and Mike Greenslade set out from Portscatho on the Cornish South Coast, beginning their attempt to circumnavigate Britain by sea kayak. To their knowledge, only 16 other expeditions (23 […]

Rescue for River Runners

05.03.2012

Canoe & Kayak has teamed up with open-boat badass Jim Coffey—founder of Quebec-based outfitter Esprit Whitewater Worldwide as well as R3: Rescue for River Runners—and Mike McKay from Five2Nine Productions for a series of whitewater rescue lesson videos debuting exclusively on CanoeKayak.com. Here in Episode One, Coffey covers the gear essentials you need to get started.

Behind The Scenes: The North Shore

05.03.2012

An exclusive interview with filmmaker Chris Gallaway about boating and filming on the North Shore of Lake Superior.

Rails, Rivers, Inland Sea

05.03.2012

There’s no feeling like being dropped off on a wilderness railway siding, watching the train disappear and realizing that the only way back to civilization is to paddle out, downriver. Ontario’s Algoma Central Railway is one of Canada’s few railways that will accept canoes as baggage. Here’s three worthy river-tripping options off the 296-mile line that bisects northern Ontario.

Gearing up for the Ikkatsu Expedition

05.02.2012

And that tsunami wreckage debris is drifting toward us ahead of its projected schedule. Our small group of sea kayakers plans to set out to document the flotsam as it begins to come ashore along the remote and road-less Washington coast. The Ikkatsu Expedition This expedition is an attempt to understand how we are connected, and are all riding on the same planet.

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