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“This Boat is Fun Even on Small water”

Submitted by Jack Newland What's up guys, I was down at one of my local spots the other weekend. Nothing huge just good fun class 2, with clear drinkable water. It's actually one of my favourite spots to hang out over summer. I decided to take my Nirvana out for a...

Lower Salmon Trip Report

In our first quarter at World Class Academy, we were lucky enough to receive a permit for the Lower Salmon. The Lower Salmon consists of 60 miles of a pristine river, weaving in and out of deep gorges. It wasn’t the most challenging section of river as it consisted of...

Packing for a Raft Supported Grand Canyon Trip

There are many lists online to guide packing for a Grand Canyon river trip. The packing list I provide is aimed to help those packing for a trip during the warm/hot months. Our trip was from August – September and a mix of kayakers and rafts. Temperatures exceeded 100...

The struggles of being DEAF for over 5 months and HOW TO AVOID it

I’m sure most of you have heard about surfer’s ear and that you should wear earplugs when kayaking or doing any watersports for that matter. Like me, you probably disregarded most of the comments and continued enjoying your time on the water without protection. Well,...

ACA River Kayak Committee

Since January 2018, I have been fortunate to be a member of the American Canoe Association (ACA) River Kayak Discipline Committee. Prior to being on this committee, I served as an ACA State Director of South Carolina, ACA Director of North Carolina, and then as a...

Core Fitness for Kayaking | How to Get Your Core All Fired Up!

Depending on where you are and what your opportunities are to get outside, you may or may not be using your core on a regular basis, but no doubt everyone wants to be in the best shape possible to take advantage of paddling as soon as it is possible. To that end, I...

Working from Home | A Kayakers Guide

Over the past few weeks I have had a number of discussions on working from home with friends that are accustom to going to an office every day, and are now trying to transition to a new reality. That transition can actually be a bit of a challenge, so I figured it was...

Navigating the Corona Quarantine 2020 | Dr. Jessie Stone

Well here we are, Juerg and myself, in self quarantine at home in Switzerland after being infected by one of Juerg’s guiding clients. Today is day 9 of quarantine, things are going well. Switzerland went on lock down 1 week ago and all non-essential businesses shut...

6 Reasons To Always Travel With Your Kayak

6 Reasons To Always Travel With Your Kayak As a family that is known more for our travelling excursions than anything else, it is funny to know that kayaking was the catalyst for our travels. Truth is we haven’t been shy in exclaiming to the world that kayaking...

Kayaking in Snow | Winter Outdoormix SnowKayak 2020

Kayaking in Snow | Winter Outdoormix SnowKayak 2020 This was the 3rd edition of our Snow Kayak Boater X Event which takes place in Vars, in the heart of the Hautes Alpes. A mammoth winter sports festival comprising of Slopestyle, Freeride, Jumpline, and Downhill MTB...

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