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Grab your paddles, it’s a Shootout!

4 May

There’s a new paddling race event in Townsend Wi along the beautiful Townsend Flowage. The first annual Northwoods Paddlin’ Shootout, June 10th, 11th and 12th will feature five paddle sports races on a ½ mile closed course around four turns. Participants in Kayak Singles, Pro Kayak Singles, Kayak Doubles, Canoe Doubles and Paddleboard Singles will […]

What is the American Canoe Association?

10 Mar

For years we’ve been digging through the ACA web site for events, classes, and paddlesports news, and we’ve never really grasped the depth of the American Canoe Association and all it does. So what is it?

Calling all Paddling Clubs

2 Feb

Give your volunteer project a boost this year! Are you planning  a riverbank cleanup? Or working on new water trails? The ACA and L.L. Bean sponsors paddling clubs every year with the Club Fostered Stewardship (CFS) Grant Program. Grant requests are due Feb 12 so get your club motivated and get your applications in right […]

Snow Kayaking?

29 Nov

If you live in a Northern clime, and the pending arrival of a thing called snow has relegated your canoe, kayak or stand up paddle board to the garage you might want to check out a little thing called snow kayaking. While snow kayakers use kayaks and paddles, it makes some whitewater kayaking look tame […]

Explore the St. Croix River Basin by Canoe

8 Nov

With the descent of winter just around the corner, it might seem a little early (or late, depending on how you look at) to talk about canoeing in the St. Croix River Basin in Wisconsin. But the 2013 Paddle Namekagon is looking for participants for a canoeing and kayaking adventure next summer. The week-long adventure, […]

Good Paddling, and Good Eats

2 Nov

We love paddling, and we also love good food. So a Back to Bakas post on a weekend paddling trip down California’s Russian River definitely caught our eye. A grilled tri-tip sandwich with a glass of Pinot Noir? Spiral cut hot dogs and and a specialty brew from the Russian River Brewing Company? All while […]

Catch Round 2 of Olympic Paddling on Tuesday

6 Aug

Catch Round 2 of Olympic Paddling on Tuesday

The U.S. Canoe and Kayak Team is back on deck in London this week: kayaker Carrie Johnson races in the K1 500-meter sprint early Tuesday morning. If you’re an East Coast morning person, you can watch it live online HERE at 5:07 a.m. eastern time. A three-time Olympian, Johnson trained for the London games in […]

Olympic Update: Penalties Keep U.S. Canoe/Kayak Slalom Athletes from Advancing

30 Jul

Olympic Update: Penalties Keep U.S. Canoe/Kayak Slalom Athletes from Advancing

After two days of slalom racing at the 2012 Olympic Games, U.S. Canoe and Kayak athletes put in a good show but failed to advance to semi-finals in the slalom competition: U.S. Canoe and Kayak Slalom Results On Sunday, July 19, three-time Olympian Scott Parsons (Men’s K1) and two-time Olympian Casey Eichfield (Men’s C1) narrowly […]