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Jacobi Retires as CEO of USACK
From winning the C2 gold medal at the 1992 Olympics to serving as CEO of USA Canoe/Kayak, Joe Jacobi has been a constant supporter of slalom in the U.S. Now he’s stepping down from his post at USACK to stroke into different waters, while still supporting the slalom cause… Read more.

Hang on for the Ride: Grand Gets November Release of up to 37,500 cfs
Such marquee rapids on the Grand as Hance, Horn Creek, Hermit, Crystal and Lava Falls had a little more meat to them this month as the Department of Interior conducted a high flow experimental release from Glen Canyon Dam November 10-15… Read more.

Grandma En Route to Sea Kayak 2,500 Mile to Benefit Guatelmalan Children
Your Grandma’s got nothing on Deborah Walters. The 63-year-old grandmother of four from Troy, Maine, is well on her way paddling from Maine to Guatemala to benefit the children living in and around the huge Guatemala City garbage dump. At press time she was past the first leg of her planned 2,500-mile solo kayak expedition. Read more.

Boat Glenwood's Shoshone Section? Help AW Get Flows
Paddle the Colorado after Labor Day? Paddlers who boat the Glenwood Springs section of the Colorado River are being asked to help protect its off-season flows... Read more.

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Power and Protection: The Mojo Refuel
Take teens on a multi-day rafting trip, and you’d better take some extra firepower to fire up their iPhone 5 cameras. That’s what we found, anyway, on a recent trip down the Colorado’s Ruby-Horsethief and Westwater canyons, where the Mojo Refuel Armor Battery Case from iBattz proved worth its weight in PBR... Read more.

Don't Think Whitewater Parks Rock Large? Check This Chattahoochee Vid
Chris Edmonds of High Attitude Video in Columbus, Ga., shot this vid of boogie boarders, surfers and kayakers ripping up the Chattahoochee under the lights... Read more.

Nat'l Geo Announces 2015 Adventurers of the Year; 3 Sets of Paddlers Honored
Paddlers made a splash in National Geographic’s recently announced 2015 Adventurers of the Year, taking three of the top nine spots. Included in the line-up: Poland’s Aleksander Doba, who kayaked 7,716 miles across the Atlantic; Ben Knight, Travis Rummel and Matt Stoecker for their production of documentary “DamNation”; and blind kayakers Erik Weihenmayer and Lonnie Bedwell, who kayaked the Grand Canyon... Read more.

Levinson Wins Second Green Race Crown; Levknecht Nabs Win # 6 for Women
A freak six-inch snowstorm in nearby Ashville, N.C., and record number of participants (165) didn’t stop Jackson Kayak’s Isaac Levinson from topping the podium in the coveted Long Boat Division for his second time at this year’s Green River Narrows Race, arguably one of the most heralded Class V races in the world. Nor did it hinder women’s champion Adriene Levknecht from winning her unprecedented sixth Green River race crown… Read more.

PFD Types To Get Simpler
Paddlers may soon no longer have to suffer through the put-in, ranger-scrutinizing quagmire of arguing whether your lifejacket is Type I, II, III, IV or V. The PFD puzzle is soon to get simpler… Read more.

Disappearing Rio Grande Expedition
One of the nation’s most heralded rivers and canyons is getting some marketing manpower via the Disappearing Rio Grande Expedition to help its flows... Read more.

Despite Pressure from Russians and Czechs, Brazil Takes R4 World Rafting Champs
They might not have won in front of their home country in World Cup soccer, but they did so in fine fashion in rafting, making amends on the water if not the field.... Read more.

Running It Blind: Erik Weihenmayer, Lonnie Bedwell Kayak Grand Canyon Blind
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That’s the edict, anyway, enacted by blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer, who after capsizing three times on the Grand Canyon’s Lava Falls and finally swimming, he hiked back up and ran it again, as part of his recently completed No Barriers Grand Canyon Expedition with fellow blind paddler and Navy veteran Lonnie Bedwell… Read more.

Paddling with the Sunjack Solar Charger
Sacrilegious as it might seem, electronic devices – including cameras, phones, GPS, speakers, iPads and more -- are almost a given anymore on river and other paddling trips. But you only have one shot at them until your batteries eddy out. All that’s changed with a new breed of solar chargers designed to keep electrons flowing like the river. PL puts the new SunJack portable solar charger by GigaWatt to the test on the Colorado River’s Westwater Canyon… Read more.

Book Release: Downstream Toward Home
DOWNSTREAM TOWARD HOME: A Book of Rivers, by Oliver A. Houck, Louisiana State University Press Read more.

Second Time’s a Sickline Charm for Morley, Newman
Maybe they just have the lines dialed. Whatever it is, it worked as both Joe Morley and Nouria Newman won the men’s and women’s divisions, respectfully, for the second year in a row at this year’s adidas Sickline extreme race on Austria’s Ache River. Read more.


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