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Proposed Zambezi River Dam Puts Prime Stretch of Whitewater at Risk

But if the governments of Zimbabwe and Zambia succeed in building the proposed Batoka Gorge Dam, much of the section will be drowned, severely harming the area’s river-based tourism, partly flooding the Victoria Falls UNESCO World Heritage Site, and burying crucial habitat for endangered bird species in the process.

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Kayaking Ukraine: The Yacht Club

09.06.2012

Alexander was a trainer of champion triathletes during the Soviet era but is now retired and sticks to sailing and regattas. He is very humorous and manages to fit swear words into sentences in ways that Pushkin or Ukraine’s revered national poet Taras Shevchenko would be jealous of. His cursing is an art form; poetry in emotion. Alexander tells us to set up our tent in the club’s yard and come join everyone for dinner posthaste. In the meantime another club member pulls up in his giant Landcruiser and invites us on a light-speed tour of the city, using the curbs as a mere navigational suggestions.

AWP World Series: Stage 4

09.04.2012

Coverage from the Czech Republic’s Hiko Devils Extreme Race, Stage 4 of the AWP Whitewater World Series, where Kiwi Mike Dawson walked away from the talented international field with a big win.

Woodenboat Workshop: Day 7

09.04.2012

In our final installment, the crew load their nearly finished kayaks for the trip home, and John extolls the virtues of wood-composite construction. In a series of short videos over seven days, Canoe & Kayak follows first-time kayak builders as they turn boxes of wood, wire and fiberglass into handcrafted wooden kayaks. A typical workshop […]

Woodenboat Workshop: Day 6

09.03.2012

In a series of short videos over the next seven days, Canoe & Kayak follows first-time kayak builders as they turn boxes of wood, wire and fiberglass into handcrafted wooden kayaks. Today, veteran builder Michael explains why he’s still making kayaks. “It’s kind of the Pinocchio effect, where you’re taking something that’s inanimate and assembling it and it has it’s own life after that,” he says. “It has its own personality.”

Woodenboat Workshop: Day 5

09.02.2012

In a series of short videos over the next seven days, Canoe & Kayak follows first-time kayak builders as they turn boxes of wood, wire and fiberglass into handcrafted wooden kayaks. Today, Tammy explains why she and her husband Matt decided to attend the Woodenboat Workshop. “We should probably take the class if we’re going […]

Woodenboat Workshop: Day 4

09.01.2012

In a series of short videos over the next seven days, Canoe & Kayak follows first-time kayak builders as they turn boxes of wood, wire and fiberglass into handcrafted wooden kayaks. Today, Paul tells about his two kayak projects–the unfinished one in the garage, and the one he’s building at the workshop. “The workshop was […]

Rescue for River Runners

09.01.2012

In Episode Five of the R3: Rescue for River Runners video lesson series debuting on CanoeKayak.com, Jim Coffey covers effective access and mobility principles to safely contact rescue victims.

C&K Heroes: Martin Litton

08.31.2012

In the annals of wilderness conservation, Martin Litton is a singular force of nature—a Category 5 hurricane of eloquence, passion, and pig-headed obduracy quite unlike anything that has ever blown across the American landscape.

Woodenboat Workshop: Day 3

08.31.2012

In a series of short videos over the next seven days, Canoe & Kayak follows first-time kayak builders as they turn boxes of wood, wire and fiberglass into handcrafted wooden kayaks. On day three, the students assemble and attach their kayaks’ decks, and Marty talks about the love of woodworking she inherited from her father.

Past the podium

08.30.2012

From the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Prague, C-2 slalom silver medalist David Florence relives Great Britain’s Olympic paddling glory as part of team that took home gold and silver, the nation’s first medals in canoe doubles since the event was first contested at the 1972 Games.

Woodenboat Workshop: Day 2

08.30.2012

In a series of short videos over the next seven days, Canoe & Kayak follows first-time kayak builders as they turn boxes of wood, wire and fiberglass into handcrafted wooden kayaks. Today, Matt tells us why he chose to build his own kayak. A typical workshop week: Check back for a new video installment every […]

Kayaking Ukraine: You Say It’s Your Birthday?

08.30.2012

The first adult we spot is roaming the beach wearing only his Calvin Klein underwear. It’s about 8:30 in the morning. We ask the man, whose name is Artyom, if we can use his fire to brew tea. He answers by handing us each a beer. As we make our tea there is more movement on the island, and Ura emerges from his “house”–a wooden framework covered in clear plastic. When we mention we need to buy food, Ura takes Giulio to a county bazaar in his speedboat, while Jeff takes a beer nap on the beach.

Woodenboat Workshop, Day 1

08.29.2012

In a series of short videos over the next seven days, Canoe & Kayak will follow six first-time kayak builders as they turn boxes of wood, wire and fiberglass into handcrafted wooden kayaks. Today, the students begin to stitch their first panels together, as Pygmy Kayak owner John Lockwood explains that anyone can build their […]

Seattle Sprint

08.29.2012

Photos and results from this weekend’s 2012 U.S. Sprint National Championships in Seattle.

Preview: Devils Extreme Race

08.29.2012

A look at this weekend’s fourth stage of the AWP Whitewater World Series–the Devils Extreme race in Lipno, Czech Republic–with organizer Jakub Nemec and photos and video from the 2011 race.

Amazon dreams dashed

08.28.2012

Davey du Plessis, a 24-year-old South African adventure traveler, is in critical, but stable condition recovering in a Lima hospital after a harrowing run-in with Peruvian villagers along on the Ucayali River on Saturday. Attempting a solo, human-powered, cycling-hiking-tubing-paddling descent of the Amazon, du Plessis hoped to become the youngest person to navigate the river system source-to-sea. Tragically, a pair of young men shot du Plessis multiple times this weekend.

Heroes’ Welcome

08.27.2012

Coverage from the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Prague, Czech Republic, where this weekend Vavřinec Hradilek received an overwhelming reception fresh off his Olympic silver medal showing and U.S. paddler Michal Smolen cracked the top 10.

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