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Canoeists Study “Environmental Kidneys” of Florida 

Expedition Team Studies Everglades, the “Environmental Kidneys” of Florida  As reported by Expedition News, a team led by a University of Florida scientist recently completed a 130-mile...

Canoecopia ’23 : Canoe Country Gear Video Roundup

Want the lowdown on what's new from this year's Canoecopia show? Our good friend and videographer Aaron Black-Schmidt stopped by 10 booths at Canoecopia...

Canoecopia Coming March 10-12

Canoecopia, the largest paddlesports consumer event in the world, is back in action, coming up before you know it March 10-12. With over 100 confirmed...

Andrew Stern Departs Bending Branches/AquaBound

After almost 12 years with Osceola, Wisconsin, paddle-maker Branches/Aqua Bound, vice-president of marketing Andrew Stern is leaving his position to pursue a new opportunity and focus...

Finding Humor in Paddlesports: One-on-one with Cartoonist Jonny Hawkins

Finding Humor in Paddlesports: Cartoonist Jonny Hawkins Michigan paddler and cartoonist Jonny Hawkins has long found a way to highlight the lighter side of paddling...

Getting Your Mana On: Inside Tahiti’s 29th Hawaiki Nui Va’a Race

Forget World Cup soccer (or futbol, if you’ve seen the Manning/Beckham ad on TV). For Tahitians it’s outrigger canoe racing that takes top billing...

Great Alabama 650, the World’s Longest Annual Paddle Race, Kicks off Oct 1-11

The world’s longest annual paddle race is set to test the mettle—and blister threshold—of core-to-the-bone paddlers Oct. 1-11 in the Great Alabama 650, a...

A Glint at Sprint: Olympians Add to Their Medal Tally

Apparently, Olympic gold medals weren’t enough. Olympic champions Lisa Carrington, Balint Kopasz and Shixiao Xu and Mengya Sun showed the same winning form that took them to gold in Tokyo last...

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...

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New Guidebook Release: Paddling the Salish Sea

In Paddling the Salish Sea, professional kayaker and SUP instructor Rob Casey guides paddlers to the quiet inlets of...
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River Management Society Announces 2024 River Studies and Leadership Certificate Recipients

The River Management Society (RMS) has announced 2024 recipients of the River Studies and Leadership Certificate, a program offered...

Paddle the Nation’s Driest State with New National Rivers Project Resources

Planning a river trip to America’s driest state has never been easier. The National Rivers Project (NRP) website, a...

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Paving the Way: Chattooga Celebrates 50 Wild & Scenic Years (Special AW Tribute)

Beginning as a small stream in the Appalachian Mountains...

Bridging Memories: Reflections from the 1,300-mile, 52-day Columbia River Canoe Project

Professional outdoor athlete Robert Lester from Butte, Mont., recently...
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