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Earlier this year, the American Canoe Association launched the Paddle Smart WebTV Series, made possible by grant funding through the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. The goal of this video series is to reduce paddlesport-related accidents by providing immediate knowledge through short and focused instructional videos. The series covers stand up paddleboarding, recreational […]

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The nonprofit Water Sports Foundation has released a series of highly specialized paddlesports safety videos targeting new paddlers, an area of concern for the U.S. Coast Guard. In 2015, the Water Sports Foundation, a recipient of U.S. Coast Guard nonprofit organization grant funding, directed its outreach project’s focus to include more effort toward making paddlesports […]

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The American Canoe Association has launched the Paddle Smart WebTV Series, made possible by grant funding through the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. The goal of this video series is to reduce paddlesport-related accidents by providing immediate knowledge through short  and focused instructional videos. The series covers stand up paddleboarding, recreational dayaking and […]

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Traditional paddlesports, such as kayaking or canoeing have been identified as one of boating’s less safe activities. This fact was first noticed in statistics from the United States Coast Guard’s Boating Accident Report Data for 2014. An alarming number of accidents and deaths were being attributed to paddlesports. Further analysis proved a trend showing that […]

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Jimmy Blakeney of BIC SUP surfs in the ocean with a straight leash. Photo by Ben Thouard
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The Diversity of SUP With approximately just under three million people in the United States trying Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) in 2015, paddlers have integrated SUP into literally all of our nation’s waterways. From SUPing on calm inland lakes to challenging whitewater rivers to miles offshore in the open ocean, board materials and human skills […]

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The American Canoe Association has recently undertaken a project, funded by a grant administered by the U.S. Coast Guard, that focuses on creating sustainable paddlesports education for underserved and underrepresented communities. Led by ACA Education & Outreach Coordinator T.J. Turner, this grant project will allow the ACA to increase its current capability to conduct on-water […]

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I remember my dad’s cousin Paul as an incredibly fun and light-hearted individual, the type of guy who wouldn’t hesitate to hang my nine-year old giggly self from my ankles, upside down, and sway me back and forth. Juxtaposed against this fond memory is the great sadness that my family faced when we learned he […]

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