A “sick line” is the perfect, smoothest and fastest line downriver. And that is exactly what the World Championship competitors have to find when racing down the famous section of the glacier-fed Ötztaler Ache River that is peppered with loads of natural obstacles. The Wellerbrücke rapids are solid class 5 whitewater, both technically difficult and dangerous. The course has the reputation of being the Eiger Northwall of whitewater kayaking.
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Just as the heat has finally let up and fall weather is in full effect, we get some… interesting news around many local’s favourite summertime pastime – canoeing. Previously canoeist in Ontario found with a blood alcohol level that went over the legal limit would be prosecuted under impaired driving laws.
This meant having their cars impounded, incurring demerit points, paying heavy fines, or even losing their license. All while never … More
After nearly four years on the water, Wild Raven Adventure couple Pierre Pepin and Jennifer Gosselin are still in love
Back when he worked as a canoe guide in his native Quebec, one of Pierre Pépin’s most popular courses that he offered was called “paddling without getting a divorce.” Now as Pépin and his wife, Jennifer Gosselin, prepare to wrap up a four-year, 8,800-mile canoeing odyssey across North America, the genial guide has surely achieved master’s status … More
Robby Naish, 54, has been inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF), at the New York Yacht Club, in Newport.
The windsurfing legend and seven other inductees were honored for the impact they have had in sailing. The National Sailing Hall of Fame has now enshrined 65 sailors.
Robert Staunton Naish was born on April 23, 1963, in La Jolla, San Diego, California. He started windsurfing at the age of 11 when his family moved to Oahu’s Kailua, Hawaii.
Two years later, in 1976, he won … More