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2014 Payette River Games

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.

All Start Paddling

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.

Look Good to Feel Good

08.22.2013

Knowing how to paddle is always good, but knowing what to wear for the water can mean the difference between an uncomfortable experience and a great time.

Fuel Right to Paddle Hard

08.13.2013

Canadian Olympian Thomas Hall offers tips on how to eat for peak paddling performance. Experimenting on what and when to eat during the safe training times can make the difference on a long trip or competition.

Rules of the Road for Paddlers

08.12.2013

The US Coast Guard has teamed up with Canoe & Kayak to offer tips for staying safe on the water. This month’s installment explores how to paddle around ships in main rivers and harbors.

Boating Basics 101

08.09.2013

This tutorial is for those interested in paddling, but have never Here are some of the very basic things to know in order to put on the water safely and know a little about what to do for your very first day in the boat.

Kayaking the Northwest Passage

07.26.2013

Canadian Firefighters Sebastien Lapierre and Olivier Giasson attempt to sea kayak fabled Northwest Passage in one season—never before done.

Kayak Na Pali Coast

07.25.2013

The paddle traces the famed fluted green cliffs of Na Pali Coast State Park, rising 3,000 feet from the ocean, punctured by sea caves and footed by just a few scallops of isolated beach. You’ve seen pictures or clips of it from Pirates of the Caribbean and King Kong. It’s simply beautiful.

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