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Nation’s Top River Sojourns

To "sojourn" is "to dwell in a place temporarily." If you throw in the word "river" beforehand, and then treat sojourn as a noun,...

Freakin’ Fluminkohala! Paddling the Big Island’s Irie Irrigation Ditch

While Hawaii’s Big Island might be known for its surf, snorkeling and lava flows, Class I paddlers also have an option in the 112-year-old...

Paddling World Mourns Loss of Sea Kayak Pioneer Stanislav Chládek 

The world of sea kayaking lost one of its most ardent practitioners, advocates and explorers with the passing of Stanislav Chládek November 25, 2020,...

Extreme Slalom in the Olympics?

The International Canoe Federation is one step closer to adding extreme canoe slalom to the Olympic program. The ICF Board voted to include men’s and...

National Rivers Project Lists National Wildlife Refuge Paddling Trails

Want to paddle one of the country’s 18 national wildlife refuges and 103 official water trails? It’s easier than ever now, thanks to the National...

National Rivers Project Details Info on Wild & Scenic Rivers

Want to paddle a Wild & Scenic or other picturesque river? It just got a whole lot easier. Put out by the River Management Society,...

Canoe Trip Thwarted by Bear

(By Jason Schoonover) The bear decided we'd had enough of lazing in the tent. After all, we'd spent the last 20 hours warmly, dryly, happily...

Permit System Comes to Lower Gunnison’s Dominguez-Escalante Canyon

Flatwater aficionados in Colorado might see another one of their favorite non-permitted multi-day floats fall victim to regulation again (like Ruby-Horsethief on the Colorado),...

New Wave of the Future: Virtual Racing? ICF, Yukon River Quest Host Cyber Events

Talk about a virtual wake. The first week of the International Canoe Federation’s 5-kilometer virtual paddle challenge has come to an end, attracting competitors from...

BC Parks Closed to Boating

Planing/hoping to paddle British Columbia to escape the covid doldrums? Don't. British Columbia Parks had originally closed all of their campgrounds back on March 21st, but have...

Case Study in Conservation: Tennessee’s Harpeth River (By Cate Burgan/AW)

To many people, Tennessee’s Harpeth River is yet another river they have never heard of, but to me it’s home. Growing up in Kingston...

Paddlers Weigh in on Olympic Postponement

While there is certainly frustration with the postponement of the Olympic Games, athletes agree that everyone needs to have the same opportunity to prepare and train for...

ACA names Rok Sribar as GM, High-Performance Programs

The ACA is proud to welcome Rok Sribar as the new General Manager of High-Performance Programs. In this role, Rok will be responsible for...

Tokyo Olympic, Paralympic Games To Be Held July/Aug 2021

After announcing their postponement, the IOC and Japanese organizers said the Olympics will be held from July 23 to August 8 2021, while the...

Olympic Update: Olympics Postponed (as well as US Olympic Team Trials)

In breaking news, USA today reports that the 2020 Olympic Games will be postponed by one year because of coronavirus. The news comes just...

Canoeing Cancelled: ICF’s Update on Coronavirus

The International Canoe Federation has announced all ICF and international canoeing competitions scheduled between now and the end of May will be postponed or...

Coronavirus Cancels Canoecopia

Canoecopia has become the first major paddlesports gathering to be affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Organizers announced the cancellation of the long-running consumer tradeshow...

10 Paddling Skills Every Paddler Should Know!

Paddling Skill 1: Execute a J-stroke This paddling skill will save your shoulder from having to do extra work. Don’t rudder while your partner pulls...

ICF Mourns Passing of Otto Bonn, Tireless Servant of Canoeing

Otto Bonn, who devoted more than half his life to his beloved sport of canoeing, including almost 50 years working for the International Canoe...

David Hadden Joins Esquif Canoes

Frampton, Quebec’s Esquif Canoes has announced that David Hadden will join the company in the newly-created role of Director of Business Development. “David has been...

NFCT Celebrates 20th Year: Unveils New Strategic Plan, Absorbs Adirondack Watershed Alliance (AWA)

After 20 years of collaboration, the Northern Forest Canoe Trail continues to maintain and promote a 740-mile water trail running from the Old Forge,...

Open Canoe Mistakes: 11 Common Whitewater Miscues

By Douglas Wipper Hundreds of paddlers of all ages attend our canoe school annually. Day after day, we detect and correct paddling problems of all...

Haw Sisters Throw Their Names into the Dusi Hat Canoe Marathon

Having raced onto the podium in a K2 in their U23 days, the Haw Sisters, Tamika and Bianca have decided to turn up for...

Another One Bites the Dust: Longtime (and Beloved) Specialty Retailer Mountain Gear Plans to Shutter Doors

Cue up the Queen music: Another specialty shop has thrown in the towel on the tough outdoor (and paddlesports) market, with Spokane, Wash.’s Mountain...

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Paddling Scotland’s Glasgow to Edinburgh Canoe Trail 

By Corey Buhay “Hiya, where you goin’ thar?” a man shouted from the shore. I looked up from my paddling...
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Break Out the Popcorn: HBO/TGR “Edge of the Earth” Series Debuts

Get ready to be on the edge of your seat for "Edge of the Earth," a new HBO and...

2022 Golden Rodeo Down River Race Results

2022 Golden Rodeo Down River Race On Wednesday, June 29th, the Colorado Whitewater Association hosted a spectacular down river race...

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Ukraine Secures Multiple Golds at ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup

While their country is at war and cleaning up...

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.
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Shaving 8 seconds off the course record, Kiwi kayaking kingpin Mike Dawson won both the long and short boat division of this year’s 17th annual Green Race on North Carolina’s Green River, earning year-long bragging rights as well as...the coveted stained glass trophy.

Paddling Scotland’s Glasgow to Edinburgh Canoe Trail 

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Rouge Deluge: Some Competitors Out, Other Flying High at Whitewater Grand Prix; Dane Jackson, Martina Wegman in Lead

With his dad EJ bowing out of the rest of the competition for business reasons, and the Czech Republic’s Jakub Nemec and Canada’s Ben Marr sitting out due to shoulder injuries reigning two-time Grand Prix champ Dane Jackson is carrying the Jackson flag high, sitting in the catbird’s seat halfway through the Whitewater Grand Prix, arguably whitewater kayaking’s biggest prize.