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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 is a long, long time and one worth celebrating. Madison retailer Rutabaga is planning to...

Paddlesports Trade Coalition, Grassroots Outdoor Alliance Partner Up

While it's to quite like a merging of rivers, the newly formed Paddlesports Trade Coalition (PTC) and the Grassroots Outdoor Alliance are working together to find collaborative opportunities...

Former Guide/Instructor/Ranger Launches Paddling Safety Series Zoom Seminars

From a forum for Corran Addison to tout his new river rating scale to rescue experts outlining current safety protocols, there's a new zoom...

2024 R4 World Rafting Championship Coming to Bosnia-Herzegovina

Get your Bosnia cowbells out. The International Rafting Federation has announced that its 2024 R4 World Rating Championships will be held on the raging...

The Road to Paris: US Olympic Slalom/Cross Team Trials Come to Alabama, Oklahoma

Drum (not Eskimo) roll, please…The road to Paris for U.S. Canoe and Kayak Slalom athletes is going through Alabama and Oklahoma. Stop number one for...

America Outdoors Announces 2023 Industry Achievement, Innovator Awards 

Industry Achievement Award and Innovator Award honored at the America Outdoor Conference At its annual conference in Phoenix in early December, America Outdoors announced the 2023 winners...

Northern Forest Canoe Trail Silent Auction Nov. 15-30!

Forget Black Friday. Score great paddling gear and other products while supporting the greatest paddling trail in the country by visiting the Northern Forest...

Family Affair At the NRS Green Race: 1st Mother/Son Duo, Multiple Father/Sons, and Friedenson Bests Jackson

It was a family affair at this year's coveted NRS Green Race on Asheville, N.C.'s Green River, with multiple parent/sibling pairings showcasing boaters paddling...

The Jackson 5: Sage Donnelly Wins for Women, Dane Jackson for Men at ICF Freestyle World Championships

No, it's not the disco band. This Jackson Five goes to kayaker Dane Jackson. The world’s greatest male freestyle paddler and a former junior...

Inside France’s Paddle Sports Show: New Gear and Video Recap by Bren Orton!

You might have had a hard time getting ahold of company heads and designers at the end of September as most headed across the...

Slalom Worlds Wrap Up in Great Britain; Next Stop: Paris Olympics!

The ICF World Slalom Championships just wrapped up at Lee Valley, London, this weekend, with home country hero Joe Clarke winning his first ever world...

Ocoee Carnage Party Celebrates Boating Biffs

Like carnage? It doesn’t get any better than the annual Ocoee Carnage Party, an annual event where raft guides, boaters, and outdoors enthusiasts around...

Athlete Registration Opens for the 2023 GoPro Mountain Games in Vail

Better start practicing. Athlete registration is now open for the GoPro Mountain Games, which are returning to Vail, Colorado, June 8-11. Each June the GoPro...

Photo Essay: Wacky Red Bull Rapids!

Not all Red Bull events are uber-extreme. Case in point: Red Bull Rapids, which took place at at Riversport OKC in Oklahoma City on Aug...

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...

Gore Race Cancelled—But Festival Still a Boatload of Fun

Darn insurance companies. This year's Gore Fest race, Colorado's marquee Class V kayak race down Gore Canyon of the Colorado slated for Saturday, Aug. 27,...

Sending It, Sierra-style: 28th Annual Cherry Creek Race Celebrates Beloved Capt’n Kirk

While Class V kayak races like the Green and North Fork Championships seem to garner the lion’s share of the press, countless others throughout...

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, on August 2-3, hosting two...

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...

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...

COVID, Schmovid: Dane Jackson, Great Britain’s Robinson-Shaw Take World Freestyle Kayak Crowns

Even COVID-19 couldn’t keep kayak phenom Dane Jackson from winning his fourth World Freestyle Kayak Championship. https://youtu.be/ybE4nlHrEsk?t=5868 British freestyle paddler Ottilie Robinson-Shaw completed a record-breaking world championship clean...

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 in the heart of Golden,...

New King & Queen of North Fork Champs: Hayden Voorhees, Jenn Chrimes Take Crowns

There’s a new King and Queen of the North Fork Championships, Idaho’s prestigious Class V kayak race on the state’s crown jewel North Fork...

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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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American Rivers Reports 80 US Dams Removed in 2023

Break out the cowbells. American Rivers recently reported that a total of 80 dams were removed from US rivers...

The Need for Speed: Catching Up With Shane Benedict on the All-new Liquidlogic Powerslide

This new Liquidlogic design the Powerslide is a play on the “I wanna' go fast” Ricky Bobby-style racing culture....

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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...

Former Guide/Instructor/Ranger Launches Paddling Safety Series Zoom Seminars

From a forum for Corran Addison to tout his...
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Top Paddlers Pledge Support for Climate Change Project

This week, a collection of top paddlers released an open letter to the paddling community calling for support of a project designed to help control climate change. The project, called River of Action, asks paddlers across the country to participate in the 350.org International Day of Climate Action by representing the number 350.

Whazzup with SUP: New Inflatable Boards for 2015/16

While the SUP market might be truncating somewhat – cases in point include Confluence’s recent purchase of Boardworks, Corran SUP selling to Canada’s Kayak Distribution and Surf Tech inking a new distribution agreement with NSP – it hardly means a dearth of new designs. In fact, the category continues to take market share from conventional paddlecraft, thanks to enhanced stability, speed and the all-important ability to unleash consumers’ inner Laird Hamilton.