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2022 World Paddlesports Festival Set for Aug 26-29 in OKC 

Call it a Festivus for the Restivus. With the ICF Canoe Sprint Super Cup and Stand Up Paddling World Cup relocated from Russia to Oklahoma City's Riversport...

Madawaska Kanu Centre Celebrates 50 Years

If you're a paddler you've most likely heard of Madawaska Kanu Centre, the Ivy League of whitewater kayaking, and this year they're celebrating their...

Wind, High Water and One Whacko Race: 10 Records Set at 2022 Yukon River Quest

Crushing wind, unrelenting rain, high water levels, and dangerous debris are just some of the adverse conditions that made the 2022 Yukon River Quest...

Tracing an Ancient Mayan Canoe Route Through Belize on the 25th Annual La Ruta Maya

The Belikin La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge is renowned canoe marathon typically considered the biggest sporting event in the country of Belize, running now for the last quarter century with a two-year hiatus for COVID.

Ukraine Secures Multiple Golds at ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup

While their country is at war and cleaning up debris, Ukraine paddlers cleaned up at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Racice. Ukraine’s Oleh Kukharyk and Ihor...

Pimp My Canoe: New Canoe Gear Accessories From Level Six

Level Six releases new takes on classic gear items designed to make your next canoe expedition noticeably easier and more comfortable, no matter what you're carrying or how far it has to go.

Passing the Torch: Bending Branches/AquaBound Sold; Ed Vater Retires  

Bending Branches/Aqua Bound owner Ed Vater has sold the company to an in-house team and is retiring, the company reports. Based in Osceola, Wisconsin,...

The Dusi: A Doozey of a Race

Chaos, carnage and camaraderie ruled at this year’s Dusi Canoe Marathon 2022 in South Africa, with champions crowned but others struggling to cross the...

ICF Announces 2022 Canoe Super Cup and World Cup to Move from Russia to OKC

The move comes in response to the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) directive to move international competition out of Russia in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Canoecopia Back on Track Mar. 9-11

It's baaaacckkkk! After cancelling the show at the last minute when the pandemic first hit in 2020, and changing last year’s in-person show into...

 Loony Laws Concerning Canoes

Prohibited from sitting in a canoe while reading comic books? Banned from using a feather duster to tickle a girl in a canoe? These laws and...

Watersports Up: Johnson Outdoors Reports Record Sales, Earnings for 2021

Racine, Wisc.’s Johnson Outdoors Inc., owner of Old Town Canoe, announced higher revenue and earnings for the fiscal year ending October 1, 2021. Continued...

NRS Launches Latest Canoe Inspired Documentary “Wood on Water”

The latest film from NRS rolled out online with the premiere of Wood on Water, “a story about a traditional, slow, strenuous, and all-female...

Oly Champs Descend On World Champs

Call it medal mania. All four Tokyo champions will look to create history this weekend when they attempt to become the first athletes to...

Canuck Dianne Whelan Finishes 6-year Journey on Trans Canada Trail

Talk about a doozy of a paddling and hiking trip. In July, Canada’s Dianne Whelan became the first person to complete both water and land routes of...

Germany’s Funk Wins Women’s Slalom Kayak Gold, Australia’s Fox Nabs Inaugural Women’s C-1 Honors

Germany’s Ricarda Funk buried the heartbreak of missing selection for the Rio Olympics with an error-free run to win gold in the women’s kayak...

Sprint Paddlers Aren’t Done After Tokyo; Next Up: Oklahoma’s ICF Canoe Sprint Super Cup

After racing in the Olympics in Tokyo, the world's best sprint paddlers won’t be done. The paddling continues at the 2021 ICF Canoe Sprint...

Cuba Calling: Caribbean Country Garners 5 Golds at ICF World Cup Sprint Event

Forget the cigars...Cuba is making itself known for sprint paddling. Boding well for competing in the Tokyo Olympics, the country emerged as serious medal contender...

Catching Up With Author Natalie Warren on Her Book, “Hudson Bay Bound: Two Women, One Dog, Two Thousand Miles to the Arctic

Unrelenting winds, carnivorous polar bears, snake nests, sweltering heat, and constant hunger— those are a few of the hurdles overcome by Natalie Warren and...

A Tribute to Slalom Coach Nate Lord (RIP 4/12/21)

(By Tracy Hines) When one thinks of the ideal vision of a superhero, a caped crusader fighting for justice and rescuing damsels in distress comes...

Breaking Down the C-1 Crossbow Draw (with Video!)

So you’re already a cartilage-missing miscreant who enjoys paddling a single blade more than a double. We won't hold that against you. Half the...

70th Dusi Canoe Marathon Kicks Off (80-year-old Races for 10th Time!)

The COVID-19 pandemic isn't stopping South Africa's coveted Dusi Canoe Marathon from its 70th edition, as of the MyLife Dusi Canoe Marathon sets off from...

Charlotte, NC, to Get Yet Another Whitewater Park

The kayaking and rafting in Charlotte, N.C., is about to get even better. Thanks to Duke Energy, the region is about to boast another major...

Canadian Teams Invited to Register for COVID-adapted Yukon River Quest June 23-26, 2021

The “Race to the Midnight Sun” will take place in 2021, with registration opening last week for iconic Yukon River Quest and new Half...

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Paddlesports Booming: Big Gear Show Recap from Park City

 The Big Gear Show, the marquee tradeshow for cycling, paddlesports and outdoor gear, wrapped up in Park City, Utah,...
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Making Waves: First Waves SUP Program Benefits Pittsburgh Youth  

Under-served youth in Pittsburgh are learning how to SUP, make films and preserve the Great Outdoors through a new...

2022 World Paddlesports Festival Set for Aug 26-29 in OKC 

Call it a Festivus for the Restivus. With the ICF Canoe Sprint Super Cup and Stand Up Paddling World Cup relocated from...

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2022 World Paddlesports Festival Set for Aug 26-29 in OKC 

Call it a Festivus for the Restivus. With the ICF Canoe...

Madawaska Kanu Centre Celebrates 50 Years

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