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Inside Jon Lugbill’S 1989 World Championships-Winning C-1 Run

Canoe Kayak (31 min. ago) - When the World Slalom Championships come to Maryland Sept. 17-21, they’ll be returning to a site just a throw rope away from their debut in the U.S. 25 years ago on the Savage River. It was then in 1989 that all eyes were on 28-year-old C-1 phenom Jon Lugbill, who won his unprecedented fifth individual World Championships gold medal with one of the greatest slalom runs of all time.  read more...

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Going Source to Sea on The Missouri-Mississippi

Canoe Kayak (1 hour ago) - In late August, Paul Gamache wet the bow of his kayak in Gulf of Mexico tidewater, becoming the second American to paddle the entire length the country’s longest watershed, the Missouri-Mississippi river system. The 3,900-mile epic took Gamache 78 days to complete.  read more...

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Jerry Nowak’S Necky Manitou 14

Canoe Kayak (2 hrs. ago) - As a sea kayak guide, kindred spirits from around the world frequently paddle into my life. Some join me for a weekend to learn more about kayak camping, and then move on to do trips on their own; others return for the camaraderie of wilderness tripping year after year. Of those from the second camp, my relationship with a handful of paddlers has progressed from client to friend. Jerry Nowak, a social worker from Milwaukee, is one such paddler.  read more...

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SUP Tour/Surf Race Offers Tough Competition

SUP Magazine (3 hrs. ago) - The Victory Koredry Surf Race to Victory and US SUP Tour joined forces for two stiff competitions in the waves of Huntington Beach this past weekend. Saturday’s race offered up swell up to the shoulder-high range, giving spectators plenty of carnage as the racers made their way through the surf again and again in their mandatory blue helmets.  read more...

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First Impressions on the 2015 FUN!

Jackson Kayak (4 hrs. ago) - I know you should never put too much credence in first impressions, especially of a boat but from experience I can pretty much tell within a few minutes whether a boat and I are going to have a long term relationship.  read more...

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