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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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The Wilderness Classroom

04.11.2012

Getting ready to start the final 5,000 mile leg of their 11,700 mile North American Odyssey on May 7 from Grand Portage, Minn., to Key West, Fla., Dave and Amy are working with over 70,000 students and 1,800 teachers as they explore the North America by canoe, kayak, and dogsled.

Get Ready: The 2012 Olympic Slalom Trials

04.11.2012

For many slalom athletes, the grueling, three-day Olympic Trials held in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, April 12, through Saturday, April 14, is the most important competition of the quadrennium. Yet the Trials will not finalize the 2012 Olympic Team.

Video: Mosier Creek Falls Raft Descent

04.10.2012

The first tandem raft descent of Oregon’s Mosier Creek Falls: One 70-foot waterfall, one 13-foot raft, and two dudes. You do the math. We just like the video.

Northern Forest Explorers

04.06.2012

This summer, more than 200 children ages 10 to 14 will get the chance to paddle for a week on the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail with the help of the Northern Forest Explorer’s Program.

‘Fearless’

04.05.2012

A book review of ‘Fearless,’ C&K contributing editor Joe Glickman’s new adventure travel tale on Freya Hoffmeister, which dissects the life and times of the German expedition sea kayaker who circumnavigated Australia in late 2009 and is in the midst of an attempt to paddle around South America.

C&K Makes iTunes Debut!

04.05.2012

Now you can get all the stories, photographs, and captions you’ll find in our print magazine, plus related videos, photo galleries and behind-the-scenes articles in the new C&K Digital Edition.

Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff

04.05.2012

Can I sweat out toxins with exercise? What’s the best wood for making a paddle? And what’s on Eddy’s bucket list.

Mississippi Lessons (Completed)

04.03.2012

Field notes and photos from an epic adventure learning project: A complete circumnavigation of the St. Louis region by canoe. Here the team completes the final eight-mile portage from the banks of the Missouri to the Bourbeuse River and paddles the final 16 miles downstream to where they began their journey two weeks before.

High Water Heroics

04.02.2012

“It was epic, the water was huge,” said one of the race organizers, Bill Fordyce. “Half of the safety boaters didn’t want to go out.”

Video: Wicked Waveski Surfing

03.30.2012

Ever see a waveski throw a back flip? Aussie Ben John can do it.

Paddling for Peace

03.29.2012

Three ultramarathon paddlers are planning to compete in the world’s longest paddlesports races to raise money and awareness of Middle East peace initiatives.

‘Making Progress’ Extra

03.28.2012

Last summer, C&K Managing Editor Dave Shively and Staff Photographer Robert Zaleski headed up to Baffin Island to paddle the famed Soper River south to the Hudson Strait. Or so they thought.Read the full story in our May “North Issue” available on newsstands now, and see the photo essay flipbook video extra here

Birchbark Revival

03.28.2012

New York City natives Adam Wicks-Arshack and John Zinser were boatbuilding neophytes before September 2008, when they paddled into the wilderness of northern Ontario in one canoe and came out a month later with two. Now, they’re looking to bring traditional canoe building back to native Canadian youth.

Virtual Coach: Busting the MITH

03.27.2012

The eddy turn is a gateway maneuver for aspiring river paddlers. It’s the move that allows you to quickly exit the current when you don’t like what you see downstream and re-enter the flow after taking a breather. The trouble is, for years it was one of the hardest skills for novice paddlers to grasp.

Mississippi Lessons (Continued)

03.27.2012

Field notes and photos from an epic adventure learning project: A complete circumnavigation of the St. Louis region by canoe. Here the team battles against the current of the mighty Mississippi and Missouri rivers.

A Ride to Remember

03.23.2012

A paddle-out at Mavericks with the Tsunami Rangers in remembrance of the late sea kayaking pioneer Eric Soares.

Giants of the Northland

03.23.2012

I’ve been paddling in British Columbia for two months and the walled-in, log-choked, continuous and deceivingly powerful rivers here have humbled me every day. On the Ashlu a few weeks back, my friends and I spent a harrowing day racing the runoff from a storm much like this one. The river was running a pushy 700 cfs when we reached the takeout. Hours later, it spiked to 7,000.

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