Remembering Boyce Greer

Remembering Boyce Greer

By Joe Carberry If you love whitewater, you know she’s a cruel bedfellow. She takes us to remote locales and rewards us with an unmatchable feeling of accomplishment. But when we make mistakes on the river, the consequences can be dire—the penanc[...]

Industry Update: Kokatat to Expand SwitchZip Line in 2016

Industry Update: Kokatat to Expand SwitchZip Line in 2016

Last year paddle wear manufacturer Kokatat broke new ground with the innovative Idol dry suit, the first dry suit model to feature a fully separating watertight zipper that allows paddlers to wear the garment as a full dry suit or as an individual to[...]

Industry Update: Old Town donates four watercraft to veterans on a 2,320-mile canoe journey

Industry Update: Old Town donates four watercraft to veterans on a 2,320-mile canoe journey

OLD TOWN, MAINE, July 20, 2015 — From July 20 to November 22, 2015, four combat veterans will paddle the entire length of the Mississippi River from Lake Itasca, MN to the Gulf of Mexico. Each will be aboard an Old Town NEXT for the 2,320-mile trip[...]

Bomber Gear to cease production, distribution

Bomber Gear to cease production, distribution

Confluence Watersports announces plans to cease production and distribution of Bomber Gear in 2016.

Wave Sport exits North America

Wave Sport exits North America

Longtime kayak manufacturer Wave Sport today announced its intention to transition production and distribution to Europe, selling through existent North American inventory.

Kickstarter Campaign: Launch and retrieve kite-sails directly from your boat

Kickstarter Campaign: Launch and retrieve kite-sails directly from your boat

The following excerpt was taken from the RX Controller Kickstarter Page: Purpose of Campaign The purpose of this campaign is to offer customers the lowest possible price. The RX Controller has many potential uses, from boating safety and training to [...]

Let my People go Paddling

Let my People go Paddling

Petit cites outdoor apparel manufacturer Patagonia as Abitibi’s inspiration. Indeed, the company’s website is more focused on the joys of canoeing and sea kayaking through field notes from Abitibi ambassadors than promoting the boats themselves.

Field set for 17th annual Yukon River Quest

Field set for 17th annual Yukon River Quest

PRESS RELEASE: The race roster is set for the 17th annual Yukon River Quest, which will begin on Wednesday, June 24 in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada. This year’s field will feature 58 teams with 155 paddlers from all over the world. Twelve co[...]

Industry Update: “Cownoe” To Support Vermont’s Missisquoi River

Industry Update: “Cownoe” To Support Vermont’s Missisquoi River

In honor of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail’s 15th Anniversary, Wenonah Canoe and Wood and Wood Sign Systems created a custom-made “Cownoe” canoe to support the water trail’s work in increasing paddling opportunities in northern Vermont along[...]

News Release: US Coast Guard to Release Boating Safety App

News Release: US Coast Guard to Release Boating Safety App

WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard is scheduled to release its first boating safety App Saturday as the kickoff to this year’s National Safe Boating Week. The Boating Safety Mobile app was not designed to replace a boater’s marine VHF radio, [...]

Epic Kayaks announces key management changes

Epic Kayaks announces key management changes

Oscar Chalupsky, one of Epic's founders and shareholders, has unexpectedly resigned and left the company; Ken Barker appointed as a Strategic Advisor.

Industry News: Level Six Enters the Stand Up Paddle Board Market

Industry News: Level Six Enters the Stand Up Paddle Board Market

Level Six—manufacturers of innovative, quality paddling gear, apparel and accessories—is excited to announce the launch of its line of stand up paddleboards (SUP’s) available in spring 2015; offering 10 models of SUP boards to choose from inclu[...]

Industry Update: Current Designs Ignite honored by OUTSIDE Gear of the Year Awards 2015

Industry Update: Current Designs Ignite honored by OUTSIDE Gear of the Year Awards 2015

Winona, MN – OUTSIDE, America’s leading active lifestyle brand, has selected Wenonah Canoe as an honoree of their annual Gear of the Year Award, which recognizes the best new adventure sports gear of each season after months of rigorous testing. [...]

YETI to Release Cooler with Built-in Shotgun Rack and Blender

YETI to Release Cooler with Built-in Shotgun Rack and Blender

Austin, Texas (April 1, 2015) – YETI Coolers, the brand that created and leads the premium cooler category, today introduced its latest innovation, the Ridicooler. A cooler unlike anything the market has ever seen, the new YETI Ridicooler feature[...]