Flotation and a free membership. It's not a bad combo. MTI and the American Canoe Association have teamed up to promote paddler education and on-water networking by offering a free one-year membership to the ACA when a consumer buys any MTI life jacket. Read more.
Thirty-three, dad! says my daughter, Casey, 12. No, shes not guessing my age (I can only wish). Were near the end of our three-day rafting trip down Costa Ricas Pacuare River and shes been counting riverside waterfalls, just one of many perks paddling perhaps the greatest, family-friendly jungle raft trip in the world... Read more.
The 2015 North Fork Championships!
Jon Turk making his way across Ellesmere Island.
Photo courtesy Erik Boomer
Dont blame Ramon Blanco if he was a bit too tired to raise his glass in toast after finishing with the third edition of the SMS SPAIN24 held in Pedreña, Spain, July 11-12: He just finished paddling 156 kilometers in 24 straight hours to win the prestigious and some say longest SUP race in the world. Read more.
You can probably expect a few one-liners to utter forth at board meetings for American Rivers from now on. The nonprofit river advocacy organization recently announced the addition of three new board members, including wait for it the addition of Jimmy Kimmel of Jimmy Kimmel Live! Read more.
Get ready for some fast paddling on the Nantahala River. The Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) will host the 2015 International Canoe Federations Junior and U23 Wildwater Canoeing World Championships August 2-7, on the Nantahala River near Bryson City, N.C. Read more.
Hold onto your Wave Sport kayak and Bomber Gear drytop: theyre soon to become collectors items. As part of an aggressive five-year plan which maps our direction and priorities, parent company Confluence recently announced that Wave Sport will no longer be sold to North American retailers (only in Europe) and that Bomber Gear is ceasing production Read more.
There were arguably a lot of blisters. But what else would you expect from a gruel-fest that takes racers 444 miles from Whitehorse to Dawson City, Yukon? By all measures, this years 17th Annual Yukon River Quest held June 24-28 was a huge success, with 57 teams starting the event and 44 finishing a pretty good showing for one of the toughest paddling races on the planet Read more.
Those who have ever paddled any section of the Yampa River, and know renowned photographer John Fielder, know that if you combine the two, great things are bound to happen. Throw in the author insight of former river ranger, outfitter and Ph.D. Pat Tierney, and you get a coffee table book that belongs on everyones shelf with an affinity for the last major free flowing-river in the seven-state Colorado River Read more.
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