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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...

New Reality Adventure Show: The Brigade! Bonus: Meet the Members!

Brace yourself: The newest reality adventure show “The Brigade: Race to the Hudson” has kicked off on the Outdoor Channel, which unites ten strangers...

China Hosts Biggest Ever Dragon Boat World Cup

An incredible 37 team from 29 countries are taking part in this weekend’s International Canoe Federation dragon boat world cup in Ningbo, China, making...

Madawaska Kanu Centre Named a Canadian Signature Experience

The Madawaska Kanu Centre was recently named a Canadian Signature Experience, one of only ten launched by the country’s national tourism board for the...

Using Paddling Events for Fundraising: Case Study — RiverTrek and Florida’s Apalachicola River

Story by Doug Alderson From paddling races to kayak poker runs, many nonprofit groups use events as engaging opportunities to raise funds. Starting with the basics:...

Slalom World Titles and Olympic Quotas on the Line in Spain

Olympic spots are looming. The biggest field of athletes in more than 15 years will take to the waters of La Seu in Spain...

Watch Jessica Fox’s Blistering World Cup Slalom Run Here!

Want to see paddling perfection? Check out Australian phenom Jessica Fox’s winning kayak run at the World Cup finals in the Czech Republic —...

Bending Branches Launches Sustainable Catalyst Canoe Paddle at PSR

The latest from Bending Branches, coming out at this week's third-annual Paddlesports Retailer tradeshow, is the new Catalyst canoe paddle. According to the brand,...

Check Out This Little Known Whitewater Park in the Outdoor Mecca of Northwest Arkansas

While neighboring Bentonville, Arkansas, and its popular mountain bike trail system gets much of the national hooplah when it comes to recreating in Northwest...

New Sport of Extreme Slalom Making Waves

A record 36 nations competing in the extreme canoe slalom competition at the recent Junior and U23 Canoe Slalom World Championships underlined the meteroric growth...

A Madawaska Kanu Centre Family Story

Essay by Adrick Brock Up until he turned 40, my dad received from my grandma a $50 bill for his birthday. He was bashful about...

Molto Bono! Italy Celebrates Best Slalom Weekend Ever

Italy recorded its best ever world cup result and Australia’s Jessica Fox returned to the winner’s podium for the first time this season on...

Wade Blackwood Resigns As ACA ED

Wade Blackwood, executive director of the American Canoe Association, has resigned his position, just four months after the departure of ACA COO Chris Stec....

Paddlesports Museum Underway in Southeast

Want to see some classic paddlesports gear? Head to Asheville, N.C. While the town fell short in its bid to host the International Whitewater Hall...

Come to Daddy’s: Tennessee’s Daddy’s Creek a Whitewater Haven

Daddy’s Creek meanders through Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau—most of the year. But, after heavy rainfall, it becomes one of the East Coast’s most exciting free-flowing...

International Whitewater Hall of Fame to Headquarter in Richmond

Richmond, Va., and its James River, will soon be home to the International Whitewater Hall of Fame. After a nationwide search led by the IWHOF...

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...

Nova Craft Canoe Sold

After 50 years in the canoe making business and 30 under owner Tim Miller, Nova Craft Canoe has new a owner and president in Chris...

Learn These Outlandish Dirtbag Desert Dweller Recipes in New Book by Morgan Sjogren

Perfect for raft guides on their days off or looking to try something new on the river, adventure writer and land activist Morgan Sjogren...

Get Kids Paddling for a Lifetime with New Avid4 Adventure Camp Expansions

Paddling parents looking to pass on their passion for watersports, while maintaining their summer sanity, look no further. We all want to do our...

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Alpacka Unveils 3 New Models for ’24: Behold the Rendezvous, Tango and Refuge (Plus an Update to the Valkyri)

Alpacka Raft has been working overtime this past season on its various designs, with proof coming this spring with its...
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A Test of Pelican’s 1120 Protector Case, A Lost Boat and a Swim to Remember

Photo by Mike Hagadorn I was about to be a new father and had been working as a rep for...

Row, Row, Row Your Boat, Mom: Mother Solo Rows 3,000 Miles Across Atlantic

Let's just say that's a heckuva lot of strokes, blisters and not having to think about packing kids' lunches...

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Canoecopia Coming to Madison, WI, March 8-10; Rutabaga Celebrates 50 Years

Let's just say that 50 years in paddlesports retail...

Hauling Hints: 9 Tips for Tying Your Boat Down

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International Whitewater Hall of Fame Announces 2017 Honorees

The International Whitewater Hall of Fame (IWHOF) announced today its inductees for the Class of 2017. The selected honorees join an esteemed group of the world's most accomplished whitewater pioneers, explorers, champions, and advocates at an induction ceremony planned for October 21, 2017, in conjunction with ACA National Paddlesports Conference at the NOC.

Dawson Takes Home Green Race Crown with New Course Record

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.