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Brendel and Kover Among 200 SUP World Title Entries

Entries for this month’s ICF stand up paddling world championships in China are climbing towards 200, with three-time Olympic gold medalist Sebastian Brendel and...

First-Ever IRF World Whitewater Rafting Summit Held in Costa Rica

With the focus on managing risk for a prosperous future, the first-ever World Whitewater Rafting Summit, presented by the International Rafting Federation (IRF), gave 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...

Boating to Bluegrass: Say Yes to the Yarmony Music Festival

Want to float into a music festival? It doesn't get any better than rafting into the rip-roaring Yarmony Music Festival, a three-day, hippie-filled, Hula-hooping...

River Cleanup to Bring 16 Countries Together to Clean 10 Rivers Across Europe

The international initiative invites citizens and organizations to clean ten rivers in Europe to draw attention to water pollution An international collective “River Cleanup” is...

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 —...

AIRE Celebrates 30th Anniversary (Rolls Out Puma Classic)

Blow out the candles (after you blow up one of their inflatables): AIRE, one of the world’s leading inflatable paddlecraft manufacturers, is celebrating a...

First Sprint Medals Decided at ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Advance of Olympic Quotas

Germany and Belarus picked up two gold medals each while Spain, China and host nation Hungary were also triumphant on the first day of...

Cody Beach Wins as Gore Fest Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Life's a beach for Cody Beach, who bested all other boaters in the longboat class to take this year's coveted Gore Canyon race with...

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...

Down River Film Night

Watch an infamous river film with fellow boaters! Tony Glassman and crew will be showing some whitewater clips from their upcoming film: YAW! followed by...

Results and Records from 21st Annual Yukon River Quest

The 2019 Yukon River Quest was one for the books. For 21 years running, the paddle marathon has attracted SUPers, canoers, and kayakers from...

The Reign in Spain Stays Mainly with Dane

Hooboy, have we been waiting a long time to write that headline. The ability to came from Dane Jackson, who won this year’s ICF freestyle...

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...

Jackson Takes North Fork Crown

While the format of this year’s North Fork Championships was changed, the results were pretty similar, with Dane Jackson again showing his dominance in...

First-Ever World Whitewater Rafting Summit Slated for Costa Rica October 8

The world’s first World Rafting Summit, designed primarily to address risk management, will be held in Costa Rica this coming Oct. 8-13, drawing more...

The Reign of Dane: Jackson Takes Freestyle Crown at GoPro with Next Stop at the North Fork

With a win in the GoPro games' notorious Homestake Creek Race already under his spray skirt, Jackson Kayak’s Dane Jackson again proved his mettle...

Jackson, Levknecht Win GoPro Mountain Games Homestake Creek Race

After last year’s drought cancelled the Homestake Creek Race at the GoPro Mountain Games and moved it to Down Chutes on the Eagle River,...

Gopro Games Preview: Your Guide to the Paddling Events

The GoPro Games, coming June 6-9 in Vail, Colo., draws “pros and Joes” alongside each other to compete in everything from biking and climbing...

Team Imua Take First in Self-Supported 70-Mile Seventy48 Boat Race

In their first time ever rowing together, Team Imua -- comprised of Greg Spooner and Thiago Silva -- took first place at a unique...

Is There a New Guard Challenging the Jacksons’ Freestyle Reign? U.S. Team Trials Wrap Up at NOC

On a wet, wild, wooly and woody weekend at North Carolina’s Nantahala Outdoor Center, the 2019 U.S. Freestyle Team Trials determined who will represent...

Brazil Takes IRF 2019 World Rafting Championships Crown

After five solid days of pedal-to-the-metal rafting on the Class IV water of Australia’s Tully Riverat the 2019 IRF World Rafting Championships, powered by Experience...

World Raft Champs Going Down Down Under: Brazil On Top After First Day’s Sprint; China Wins Men’s Head-to-Head

For the world's top rafters, it’s all going down Down Under. After the first day of competition of the 2019 IRF World Rafting Championships, powered...

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RMR Rafts Celebrates 10th Anniversary

While 10 years isn’t much in the lifespan of a river, it certainly is in the raft industry, with...
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Foiled Again: Chris Bertish Plans to Solo Wing Foil 2,750 Miles Across the Pacific

Watesports athlete Chris Bertish is at it again. In a venture dubbed the TransPac Wing Project, he plans to...

Pelican International Acquires Advanced Elements

Now you can add a high-end inflatable IK line to Pelican International’s growing paddlesports portfolio. Just two years after acquiring...

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

Forget the cigars...Cuba is making itself known for sprint...
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