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Launching the ACA River Kayak Hand Paddling Curriculum

Launching the ACA River Kayak Hand Paddling Curriculum

Paddling with your hands? What’s that all about? Probably a decade ago, I was presented with a silly contraption at a pool session that was made from plastic, strapped to your hands, and made it super easy to hand roll a whitewater kayak. Someone called them hand...
Ready, Set, Go | Middle Fork Championship

Ready, Set, Go | Middle Fork Championship

After a tough year I, like so many others, needed a distraction and something to look forward to. Along emerges an idea to put together an informal (and free) whitewater race on the popular after-work “Middle Middle” section of the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River...
The Joy of Hand Paddling | Whitewater Kayaking

The Joy of Hand Paddling | Whitewater Kayaking

I’m going to talk about those plastic things you store in the stern of your kayak, hand paddles. Maybe you’ve used them on the river or at a pool session, but alas I’m going to encourage you to blow off the dust and take them for a spin. You don’t want your first time...