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The New Americans: Michal Smolen and Fabien Lefevre

The slalom racing veteran, Lefevre, could help mentor Smolen to the top of the world and Olympic podiums–if the elder racer doesn’t claim gold for himself.

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Small Wave Goodness

10.09.2012

The first annual Pacific Paddle Surf Series kept rolling this weekend with a healthy showing at Washington state’s popular Hobuck Hoedown. Competitor/correspondent Bryon Dorr covers the multi-discipline surf-off in his dispatch from the second of five West Coast contests.

Remembering Jeff West

10.05.2012

A tribute to the life of Jeff West, who passed away during an early September solo attempt of the Grand Canyon of the Stikine, including information on his upcoming memorial and the fund to continue his unmatched legacy of paddling instruction in the Southeast.

Big-Wave Kickoff

10.04.2012

The first annual Pacific Paddle Surf Series kicked off this past weekend with Oregon’s Pacific City Surf Off. Competitor/correspondent Bryon Dorr brings the 10-foot waves of the multi-discipline event to life in this dispatch from the first of five West Coast contests.

On Tap: Sickline 2012

10.03.2012

A preview of the fifth annual Adidas Sickline Championship.

Rescue for River Runners

10.01.2012

Canoe & Kayak has teamed up with open-boat expert Jim Coffey and Five2Nine Productions’ Mike McKay for a series of whitewater rescue lesson videos debuting exclusively on CanoeKayak.com. Here, in Episode Six, Coffey covers the basics of rescue PFD use.

Kayaking Ukraine: Take-Out

09.28.2012

Episode 10 of Jeffrey and Giulio’s Ukrainian Odyssey.

Kayaking Ukraine: The Dam

09.27.2012

Episode Nine of Jeffrey and Giulio’s Ukrainian Odyssey.

SCENE: Waiting for Gales

09.24.2012

This October, the Illinois- and Michigan-based organizers of the Gales Storm Gathering hope the mighty Michipicoten is at its gnarliest best for their second-annual rough-water sea kayaking festival, which debuted last year on Lake Superior’s south shore in Marquette, Mich.

Kayaking Ukraine: Snakes And A Storm

09.24.2012

Episode Eight of Jeffrey and Giulio’s Ukrainian Odyssey.

En Route: The Trans-Territorial Canoe Expedition (Stage IV)

09.21.2012

Dispatch No. 4 from a 2,600 mile canoe journey across Canada’s Territories.

Gauley Folly

09.19.2012

It may well be the largest whitewater gathering in the world. Filled with powerful rapids, late-night parties and more than a few walks of shame on Sunday morning, Gauley Fest is all it’s cracked up to be. While the rapids on West Virginia’s Gauley River are nothing short of classic, the real show is the festival: part county fair, part bacchanalia.

The Hidden Coast, Revealed

09.18.2012

The Hidden Coast Paddling Festival celebrates the other side of Florida.

En Route: The Trans-Territorial Canoe Expedition (Stage III)

09.18.2012

Dispatch No. 3 from a 2,600 mile canoe journey across Canada’s Territories.

Voices: World Series Stage 4

09.17.2012

The top finishers at the Hiko Devils Extreme Race, Sept. 1 in the Czech Republic, weigh in on the AWP Whitewater World Series as it heads to Austria for the fifth of six stages.

Back to School

09.14.2012

As Dave and Amy Freeman’s three-year, 11,700-mile North American Odyssey enters the homestretch, the Illinois-based outdoor educators have issued themselves a challenge that could amount to the expedition’s crux: To visit 50 schools as they sea kayak the Atlantic seaboard from Maine to Key West.

The Home Stretch

09.12.2012

Catching up with Ohio’s Josh Tart, who set off on his fishing kayak 15 months ago to complete the 6,000-mile Great Loop around the eastern United States, nearing the end of journey.

90-Mile Monster

09.12.2012

Coverage from this weekend’s 30th annual Adirondack Canoe Classic, a grueling three-day, 90-mile race from Old Forge to Saranac Lake, N.Y., which includes over five miles of carries, following the first leg of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.

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