Waterman Pat Dolan knows how to move through water efficiently and quickly.
Here he writes on 6-man outrigger racing: http://www.ocpaddler.com/forum/2009/how_paddle_fast
For more on Pat Dolan, go to http://pacificpaddler.com/0410/pp0410_dolans.html and http://usack.org/athletes/patrick-dolan
USA Canoe Kayak has announced the hiring of Joe Jacobi as CEO!
Joe is a life-long paddling enthusiast and Olympic Gold Medalist (Barcelona 1992, C2 Slalom).
Scott Parsons, Casey Eichfeld, Hailey Thompson, Caroline Queen and Ben Kvanli/Mark Poindexter emerge victorious at the 2010 USA Slalom Team Trials! For more information, go to www.usack.org and www.wausauwhitewater.org For results, see http://usack.org/events/2749/page/9339
A research program initiated by the MIT Sloan School of management and Copenhagen Business School (Denmark) seeks to study open innovation in sport communities. They want to better understand how individual kayakers contribute to the development of the sport and to the development of the whole industry by their innovative ideas and contributions. Please help by completing their ten minute survey at http://www.kayakingsurvey.org/
It would also be helpful if you know kayak innovators who are not online by providing them a paper copy of the survey. The researchers are particularly interested in covering the entire history of the sport since the 1940’s. Both Word and PDF files are available at http://www.theriverchasers.com/theriverchasers_005.htm. The responses can be returned via email or regular mail.
South Africa is looking for a Slalom Coach and Development Manager. The objective is to find someone who will be able to coach mostly kids and give some input into the national team from time to time. If interested, contact Iain Rennie at or Graham Bird, General Manager of Canoeing/Kayaking in South Africa,
...and more to come!
Check out http://spot.colorado.edu/~koppg/Racing/ for the schedule of events and contact info.
The U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, NC has published the water release schedule for Spring 2010.
Find it at http://www.usnwc.org/whitewater%2002-09-10.pdf
For more information about canoe, kayak and rafting as well as other activities at the USNWC, go to www.usack.org or phone 704 391 3900.
Kayak Pro USA and Chesapeake Boathouse presented the 2010 US Indoor Kayak Championships this past weekend in Oklahoma City.
Held in conjunction with a community-wide health fair, rowing ergometer competition and the Nadia Comaneci International Invitational gymnastics competition, the US Indoor Kayak Championships provided exciting races for novice to expert paddlers and spectators alike.
Kayak Pro awarded kayak ergs to the overall male and female winners.
Australia's 2010 Oceania Open Canoe Slalom is featured on Sportscene at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmAvE85ThL4
Molmenti (ITA K1), Skantar2 (SVK C2) and Fox (AUS CW) start the 2010 season off with wins.
More information at http://oceania.canoe.org.au
On and off-water training camp free of charge for Senior/Junior National Canoe/Kayak Slalom Team + Canoe/Kayak Slalom Medalists from Senior/Junior Nationals and Junior Olympics. Coaches are welcome. Others can apply (registration fee applies) if interested. Training will be governed by USACK, USOC and Positive Coaching Alliance guidelines.