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Virtual Coach: Peeling Out of an Eddy with Paul Kuthe

Peeling out is a river skill that all whitewater boaters practice every day they spend on moving water. From leaving the put-in eddy to navigating down the river, being able to enter and exit eddies gracefully is essential. Even advanced paddlers take pleasure in a smooth peel out into fast-moving current and feeling the rush of acceleration to the river’s speed.

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Virtual Coach: Catching an Eddy with Paul Kuthe

11.11.2014

Knowing how to catch an eddy while boating is as fundamental a skill as knowing how to check your speed while skiing. It allows you to control your descent through whitewater, regroup with your buddies, pause to pick out your line, or simply take a break.

Virtual Coach: The Cross-Current Ferry with Paul Kuthe

11.06.2014

In this short video, veteran kayak coach Paul Kuthe explains how to do a cross-current ferry in your kayak, a key skill for boaters of all levels. Whether it’s being used on a Class I float or in Class V rapids, the ferry allows you to move from one side of a channel to the […]

Bombs Away: San Miguel Island Closed to Kayakers

08.18.2014

The military said it would move expeditiously to conduct its risk assessment of the island 40 miles off the California coast, but they have yet to begin a sweep of live ordnance across the lonely isle.

Raft-a-Palooza versus Floatzilla!

08.01.2014

On Sunday, a small New Hampshire community will do its best to slay FloatZilla, and claim the Guinness World Record for their beloved Lake Winnipesaukee.

Achieving GOALS on Oregon’s Rogue River

07.31.2014

During a GOALS outdoor education program, kids learn to push themselves physically and mentally, to trust one another, and to recognize the growth that occurs both individually and collectively between the put-in and the take-out.

2014 Payette River Games

06.18.2014

The 2014 Payette River Games will be held at Kelly’s Whitewater Park on the Payette River in Cascade, Idaho, with a $100,000 cash purse making it the most lucrative river competition in the world.

Letter to my Daughter

06.15.2014

This is why I am teaching you to kayak rivers. The river will be the objective disciplinarian I can never force myself to be. It’ll reward you with euphoria when you do well and punish you when you don’t.

Kayaking and Canoeing for the Whole Family

04.18.2014

The Madawaska Kanu Centre teaches that family fun can begin and grow on the river, with experiences the whole family should share. Sorry, Disneyland!

A Date with Nigel Foster

02.04.2014

Sea kayaking legend Nigel Foster chats with an avid sea kayaker about close encounters with polar bears, his top 5 camping kit essentials and more.

Stay Warm, Stay Safe on the Ocean

01.09.2014

Canoe & Kayak teams up with the US Coast Guard to bring information regarding sea kayak safety during the winter season.

Sea Paddling Safety 101

12.27.2013

Canoe & Kayak teams up with the US Coast Guard to offer tips on how to stay safe while paddling America’s oceans and bay areas.

Commentary: The End of Paper Charts?

10.23.2013

Last night, NOAA announced that it will stop printing nautical charts on paper. C&K Editor Jeff Moag’s response: trust your skills, not your batteries.

How to Paddle in Congested Waterways

10.18.2013

The rules of the road can in many ways be applied to the waterways of ports

Back on the Water with Gordon Brown

09.27.2013

Scottish sea kayak coach Gordon Brown is back with the third installment of his series of instructional DVDs: “Sea Kayak with Gordon Brown Volume Three: Navigation, Rolling and Dealing with Emergencies.”

Slalom Tips: Unraveling Upstream Gates

09.11.2013

Former Olympic athlete from Canada Thomas Hall goes over the basics of paddling to upstream gates without compromising speed.

Gotta Have a Float Plan

09.02.2013

Make a plan and let someone know before you go. Should the worst happen, the U.S. Coast Guard will have an idea where to find you.

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