May 20th, 2021 Posted by Gregg KellUncategorized
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NRS and American Whitewater have launched a new campaign called Paddle Wise. Paddle Wise aims to educate and inform those new to the sport of outdoor paddling to help maintain a clean and healthy wilderness for us to keep exploring as paddlers.
“As paddlers, it is up to all of us to protect the places where we play, limit our impact, stay safe and promote a positive image of our sport. Many people new to the outdoors are unfamiliar with the ethics practiced by more experienced river users, and increased outdoor participation has put greater pressure on our public lands and waters. As an industry, and individuals, we need to be proactive about teaching these folks the importance of keeping our rivers clean, healthy and accessible to everyone.“
You can download the above flyer from the Paddle Wise website to help spread the word on social media.
April 24th, 2021 Posted by Gregg KellUncategorized
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Organisers of the 2021 ICF canoe ocean racing world championships in Lanzarote, Spain, are confident the event will be a tremendous success, in an environment safe for teams from all over the world.
The event has been bolstered this week with the announcement of the South African team to contest the world championships, headed by multiple canoe marathon world title holder Hank McGregor, 2019 silver medalist Kenny Rice, and two-time silver medalist Michelle Burn. The July 4-6 event will signal a welcome return to international ocean racing for a paddling community starved of competition during more than 12 months of the Covid pandemic. The 2021 ICF masters canoe ocean racing world championships will also be contested.
The event’s executive director, Jose Maria Garcia Riolobos, is confident the experience of the organisers in in hosting the past four Atlantic Ocean ocean surfski races will provide a solid foundation for a successful world championships.
“We will provide the best and safest conditions for the development of this World Championships,” Mr Riolobos said.
“We do not stop believing and still working with tenacity so we can deliver the opportunity to all of you willing to compete this 2021, during these extraordinary times. »
“Lanzarote has been tested already with the “Lanzarote International Regatta”, a selected event by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) as a pre-Olympic continental qualifier in the FX, Nacra17 and 49er classes. The island is (also) hosting the Ironman Lanzarote, so we will have all tools and tested protocols to face World Championships with all due guarantees.”
Event preparations have been strengthened by the support of boat logistics and boat rental companies, and by a partnership with a travel agency who will provide guarantees for participants in the event they are unable to attend the world championships. Organisers have also worked with the ICF to develop world-class Covid protocols. The Canary Islands have very low infection rates, and strict measures have been in place to prevent the spread of the virus.Entry limits for teams have been relaxed because of the international pandemic, opening the door for more athletes to experience racing at the top level.
The 2019 ICF world championships were held in Saint-Pierre-Quiberon, France, with South Africa’s Sean Rice winning his second title and New Zealand’s Danielle McKenzie winning her first gold medal.
by: Ross Solly ICF Media and Communications Manager
The International Canoe Federation has announced it is launching a brand-new virtual paddle challenge which will cater for paddlers from novice grade through to the elite, following the success of its 5k race last month.
The ICF will have three brand-new marriages for the challenge- donation marriage Peace and Sport, international canoe and kayak manufacturer, Rotomod, and media partner Kayak Session Publishing( publishers of Sup World mag, Paddle World mag, padderguide.com ).
The new challenge will follow the same guidelines, but this time members will have the choice of either a 5k or 2k interval. It is hoped the project will encourage paddlers of all ages and ability to get active, following months of Covid-1 9 restrictions.
Level Six co-founder Stig Larsson tells the company’s story from the very beginning. Some priceless antique photos along a very cool fib worth sharing. Level Six is a Canadian corporation created by two friends participating on the Whitewater Slalom World Cup circuit. Their eyesight was to redesign and rethink how paddling gear is uttered. Level Six started out from a highly humble beginning in the back of a van selling short-liveds and t-shirts to paddlers along World cup finals circuit stops. After 20 times, that eyesight those two friends had to build a symbol for people who live to be on the liquid has grown into a phenomenon that speaks to people all over the world. By: Five2nine media