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The Legend Lives On

A decade after whitewater canoeing visionary Frankie Hubbard passed away, Knoxville-based open boater Dooley Tombras cannot fathom what new ideas Hubbard would’ve come up with if he hadn’t succumbed to lung cancer in 2003, at the young age of 41. “Frankie completely modernized the sport,” says Tombras, an elite open boater who’s taken the sport to new heights with his role in The Canoe Movie series of OC-1 videos. “His designs made it possible to run steep creeks and evolved the whole rodeo thing.”

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The Best Way to See New England’s North Forest Canoe Trail

03.25.2008

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) links the waterways of New York, Vermont, Québec, New Hampshire and Maine.

Whitewater Guide Tested Water Sandals

03.19.2008

Every boater needs a pair of water-worthy bombproof sandals to keep their feet safe.

Changes in Expedition Canoeing

01.29.2008

Cliff Jacobson talks of the changes he has seen in over 50 years of expedition canoeing.

Canada’s Nahanni River: A Solo Paddle in Canada’s Northwest Territories

01.23.2008

Luc Bedard paddles a canoe, solo, down Canada’s Nahanni River.

2008 Canoe Review

12.12.2007

New Canoe Designs help push the envelope using new materials and modifying traditional design parameters.

Endangered Species: Are Whitewater Canoeists Endangered?

12.11.2007

Are open boaters disappearing from American rivers?

Yellowstone River Canoe Trip

12.06.2007

Sawyer barely crests 100 pounds, but he’s comfortable in class 3 water and already has a trip resume many adults will never achieve.

Paddling Drytops 2007

10.03.2007

Waterproof Your Wardrobe in time for the wet season.

Paddling Terms

06.26.2007

Learn the Lingo – A Glossary of Uncommon Paddling Terms first appeared in Beginner’s Guide ’07

Kayak Tow Systems Review

01.19.2007

Knowledge is key in choosing a safe effective rescue system

Michigan Heritage Water Canoe and Kayak Trail

04.28.2006

Southwestern Michigans water trail is everything a paddle trail is supposed to be a journey rich with history, beauty and wildlife.

Across Canada by Canoe

03.21.2006

When my brother Andrew and I told people we were paddling from Minnesota to the Arctic Ocean, the most common response was, “What on earth made you decide to do a trip like this?”

Boating Basics: How to Buy a Canoe

12.01.2005

Sleek competition cruising canoes. Tough, agile canoes for whitewater paddling. Extra-wide, ultra-stable sportsman canoes. Which is right for you?

Basics of Buying a Canoe Paddle

12.01.2005

The best canoe paddle for you depends on what kind of paddling you want to do. Bent-shaft, straight-shaft, wood, fiberglass, or aluminum, Canoe and Kayak magazine will help you sort out the options

Inflatable Canoes, Kayaks and Rafts

12.01.2005

They’re not just pool toys anymore. Inflatable kayak, canoes, and rafts take some of the fear factor out of whitewater for paddling newbies.

Canoe Paddling – Focus on the Basics

10.14.2005

How to keep bugs out of your forward paddling stroke….now how to get them out of your bed is another story.

Great Canoe Escapes – Rio Grande

10.14.2005

The Chihuanhuan desert in the Lone Star States Big Bend area offers superb paddling…and a little danger to spice it up.

Buyer's Guide

Buyer's Guide