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Playak Weekly Digest - week 40, 2017
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 40, 2017.
Palm Blogs Journey to Japan for the World Rafting Championship
Palm Blogs - Highly respected amongst the international raft race fraternity, Team Palm have high expectations placed on our shoulders following our performance at the International Rafting Federation World Rafting Championship in Al Ain, UAE last year where we were crowned overall champions. The big difference this year is that we compete in the R6 category – that’s six in the boat rather than the more manoeuvrable R4.
American Rivers Everyone Has a River Story – What’s Yours?
American Rivers - With the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act approaching in 2018, American Rivers and our partners have set a bold goal: protect 5,000 new miles of Wild and Scenic Rivers, and one million acres of riverside lands over the next five years.
Jackson Kayak 5 Ways Gauleyfest CAN Be a Family Friendly Event
Jackson Kayak - Gauleyfest is the largest paddling festival in North America. It is held in mid-September in the town of Summersville, West Virginia and is THE main fundraiser for American Whitewater Association (AWA) each year.
Palm Blogs Which throwbag is right for you?
Palm Blogs - One piece of equipment that has been steady in my kit bag ever since has been a Palm throwline. Throwlines are an item of equipment that I just can’t compromise on.
Pucon Kayak Hostel What can adults learn from teaching kids to white water kayak? 
Pucon Kayak Hostel - This past week I was lucky enough to teach beginner white water kayaking with the NOC Paddlesports Kids Kayak Camp. With a goal to do a great job teaching it was soon learnt that I was learning more from the kids than the other way. Reflecting on the week here are a few lessons kids taught me.
Kayak Session Action highlights from the ICF Slalom World Championships (Pau, France) - Day 1
Kayak Session - The top finalists, winners of the C1 team canoe slalom race, K1 team canoe slalom race all here with reactions of these athletes on their experience in the ICF world champions. Check the action out...
TotalSUP Interview With ISA World Championship Medallist Yuka Sato: Eastern Promise
TotalSUP - A quiet force in the world of SUP, Japanese rider Yuka Sato has recently come into the limelight, having performed well at a number of international events, and even taking the 4th place copper medal at the recent ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship 2017 in Denmark.
GrindTV Paddle Pacific Games SUP Awards night open to public
GrindTV - SUP Awards has always been standup paddling’s biggest night.The world's top paddlers trade swimsuits for formal wear and the entire industry comes together for one night to celebrate the most impressive accomplishments from the past year in SUP. This year, the #PPG2017 Kickoff Party featuring the SUP Awards presented by Salt Lifeis taking the experience to a whole new level.
Adventure Kayak How To Launch Your Kayak In Rough Conditions
Adventure Kayak - Here are expert tips on entering and launching your kayak safely in rough shore and in rough weather conditions
Rapid Magazine Blog How To Ferry Your Kayak In Current
Rapid Magazine Blog - Ferrying is a way to cross a river with current. It is an important skill to learn because it gives you the ability to move from eddy to eddy without moving too far downstream.
Ultimate Bass Winner of the Fishing League Tour tournament at Lake Texoma got $80,167 and more
Ultimate Bass - Reynolds Wins FLW on Lake Texoma – Boater Jeff Reynolds of Calera, Oklahoma, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 15 pounds, 9 ounces Saturday to win the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division tournament on Lake Texoma presented by Frabill. Reynolds’ three-day total of 15 bass weighing 51 pounds, 9 ounces was enough to earn him $80,167...
Frogma CKS Paddlefest Men's C1 Rodeo Competition experience and more
Frogma - This is a big Memorial Day paddling festival held every year in Buena Vista; the main producer is Colorado Kayak Supply, and the event features 3 days of all sorts of competitions, exhibitions, races, classes (mostly run by the Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center, about which I shall rave more ...
Traversing GEAR AID Launches Knives for Campers and Paddlers
Traversing - GEAR AID launched two fixed blade knives designed for outdoor adventures on land or in water. The Buri, with its drop point blade, is ideal for the avid outdoorsman or woman looking for a balanced, full-tang camp knife.
Kayak Session Winners and results from the ICF Slalom World Championships
Kayak Session - Here what the winners of the extreme slalom World Champions in the ICF Slalom World Championships have to say about the new event which involves four athletes racing together in plastic boats down a modified slalom course, Also are the results from the event.
Canoe Kayak The value of wilderness: First descent of B.C.’s Bishop River
Canoe Kayak - The Bishop River in southwest British Columbia is the southern sister to the famed Homathko, a wilderness whitewater classic of southern B.C. From its source at the Bishop Glacier the river drops 4,500 feet over 45 miles to Bute Inlet, five times more gradient than the Homathko...
Athletes with top online media coverage in September
1. Ryan McAvoy
2. Bruno Hasulyo
3. Annabel Anderson
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