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Jenny Egan was in a canoe before she was born

Jenny Egan's Mother jokes that she’s been afloat in a canoe since before she was born. It’s that sort of family. The water was never far away and the woman who first picked up a paddle to race competitively at the...

Rafa Ortiz goes over 70-foot waterfall with inflatable lobster

RED BULL - Rafa Ortiz has a penchant for throwing himself down white water rapids and waterfalls but this time he’s done it on the most unlikely of vessels...an inflatable lobster. The blow-up crustacean is something you’d more likely find...
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The Canoe – Film

“If it is love that binds people to places in this nation of rivers and in this river of nations then one enduring expression of that simple truth, is surely the canoe.” This film captures the human connection and bond...

Canoe Slalom Specialist Casey Eichfeld Takes A Step Back To Make A Leap Forward

By Thomas Neumann | Team USA It might seem counterintuitive, but one of the keys to success this year for Casey Eichfeld might be to spend less time on the water. That’s because even after three Olympic Games and more than...

Interview with British canoe polo athlete and World Champion Alex Lowthorpe

By Tom Noble | outfitsport.co.uk - Interview with Alex Lowthorpe, a GB Canoe Polo player who recently competed at the 2016 Canoe Polo World Championships in Syracuse, Italy. The team won Gold and I am excited to have had the chance to...

Mallory Franklin should focus on one discipline, according to Richard Hounslow

SLOUGH OBSERVER - Windsor slalom canoeist Mallory Franklin needs to focus her energies on one discipline, according to retired two-time Olympic silver medallist Richard Hounslow. Despite being just 22-years-old, Franklin has already achieved plenty in the sport, including winning back-to-back...

‘My road to gold’ with Birgit Fischer – the most successful paddlesport athlete ever

Extract from the book 'MEIN WEG ZUM GOLD' by WPA Academy member Birgit Fischer. The first chapter of the book 'Das Gold Rennen' is about her 'Golden Race' at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, translated to English by Ulla...

“Consistency is key and working on technique in a boat is a worth while...

By Tom Noble | outfitsport.co.uk Name: Matthew Fletcher Age: 26 Location: Dewsbury, West Yorkshire Work: Rhenus Logistics Ltd Education: Durham University Club: Pennine CRC, previously Tees Tigers CC Tell us a little bit about your Canoe Polo career I first started water...

Kayaking over Niagara Falls with Rafa Ortiz

When pro kayaker Rafa Ortiz decides to chase his dream to paddle over Niagara Falls, he can't imagine the journey he'll take to get there. As he and his friends prepare for their new adventure, they realize the path...

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A new bidding strategy for the Olympic Games

By Hein Verbruggen | Dutch honorary member IOC In my previous blog, I said that the lack of a long-term strategy and vision has blinkered the...

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