A look at one of the Midwest’s most popular kayaking events, this weekend’s 27-mile Short’s to Short’s Paddle, which has competitors race across a series of northern Michigan’s lakes and end at the Short’s Brewing Company production brewery in Elk Rapids, Mich., with a few pints to celebrate the arrival of summer.
Nova Craft crafts fresh new designs These boats can be viewed in person at the Canoecopia show in Madison, WI from March 13-15. Nova Craft Canoe has a history of improving canoe design, be it structural for improved hydrodynamics or compositional for improved efficiency. Not stopping there, the production staff at Nova Craft has experimented [...]
Talk about Drago. How healthy is this company? Do you feel you’ve carved a healthy niche in the industry? Is there any way that Drago could be next in line to go out of business or should we feel secure this brand is here to stay? Dragorossi is a small brand in one of Europe’s [...]
3 Questions with Corran Addison As many in the paddlesports world already know, Riot Kayaks’ parent company, Voodoo Technologies Inc. has declared bankruptcy, signaling an end to the Riot era (for now). Canoe and Kayak has conducted a series of interviews with those involved in the company at the time of the bankruptcy, and those [...]
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3 Questions with Steve Fisher When Riot’s parent company, Voodoo Technologies, filed for bankruptcy, the rumors started flying. Mismanagement, underhanded business tactics, credit dodging – just a few of the colorful adjectives used to describe Riot’s fall. So we had to do what we do: find the real story. While former Voodoo owner Jeff Rivest [...]
The second Spring Paddle Florida event is scheduled for March 19-26, 2009. In our spring event last year, over 160 paddlers enjoyed camping, paddling, campfires and camaraderie while paddling 123 miles on Florida’s majestic Suwannee River. Participants bring their own camping gear and boats and paddle each day on the Suwannee. Before and after each [...]
WENONAH CANOE FEATURED ON TV PROGRAM HOW IT’S MADE Wenonah Canoe Inc. hosted the production team for the popular T.V. program “How It’s Made” in June 2008. The How It’s Made producers filmed the step-by-step process of how a Wenonah Kevlar Ultra-Light canoe is built by hand. After 10 hours of filming in the Winona, [...]
Arcata, CA – In March 2009, Diego Lamas, Agustin and Luis Garcia Albarido will attempt for the first time to paddle the entire length of Argentina, a distance of more than 4,000 nautical miles. Starting at La Quiaca, a little town settled at 14,000ft in the northern Andes Mountains, the team will cycle and paddle [...]
Antarctic Kayak Expedition Exploring Effects of Global Warming on the Antarctic Coast (Arcata, CA – Jan 30th) Cristian Donoso, Juan Pablo Ortega and Roger Rovira are currently underway on their Antarctic kayak expedition. After reaching the Antarctic Peninsula in January 2008, the team departed on a 550-mile self-supported kayak journey to the Palmer Archipelago and [...]
Last month, Canoe and Kayak art director Robert Zaleski accompanied writer Mark Anders and C-4 Waterman’s Ted Rutherford on a five-day circumnavigation of St. John Island, part of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Zaleski and Anders paddled sit-on-tops while Rutherford used a touring standup board. Here’s a sneak peak of their trip which will be featured in the June issue of Canoe and Kayak magazine. All photos by Mark Anders.
Wild and Scenic Rivers are big winner in Senate bill Thursday, January 15, 2009 The second largest Wild and Scenic package in history passed the Senate today, safeguarding over 1,000 miles of rivers in Oregon, Idaho, Arizona, Wyoming, Utah, Vermont, and Massachusetts. S. 22, the bi-partisan Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, includes important [...]