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Friday, March 25, 2016
Jobs in Paddlesports »
Looking for employment in the paddlesports community? A wide range of paddling jobs can be found at: www.amer...
Tuesday, March 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hobie Polarized - Member Discount »
Hobie Polarized Sunglasses is a valued ACA partner. All ACA members receive a discount on Hobie Polarized sunglas...
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Save the Date - NPC 2016 »
Save the date for the 2016 ACA National Paddlesports Conference. November 11-13, 2016 Learn more...
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Essential Eligibility Criteria - update »
The SEIC and ACA Board of Directors have revised the Essential Eligibility Criteria (EEC). ACA courses are open t...
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
For an update on the ACA - USACK partnership, please visit:  
Monday, November 9, 2015
State Director Conference »
28 of your ACA State Directors met in San Diego, CA for their annual conference.  For three days they focused on plan...
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
IT Conference - Highlights »
Highlights from the inaugural Instructor Trainer Conference in Charleston, SC: 2015 Highlights
Monday, October 26, 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
Remembering Tom MacKenzie »
We lost Tom MacKenzie on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015, after a long illness. Tom was an environmental educator before turni...
Wednesday, October 14, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
New - Animated Video - just released »
We have some exciting news. In partnership with the talented folks at Anzovin Studio and the U.S. Coast Guard, the ACA has...
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Adaptive Paddling Grants »
The ACA Adaptive Paddling Program and the USACK Paracanoe Program Work Together As part of our USACK / ACA partnershi...
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
PFD Design Contest Results »
2015 Life Jacket Design Competition Winners Break New Ground LOUISVILLE, KY, September 15, 2015 – What would a moder...
Thursday, September 3, 2015
ACA on CNN »
The ACA is featured on CNN for whitewater stand up paddleboarding. Read article  
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Canoe Sailing Newsletter »
The Fall issue of Canoe Sailor is now available online. Read it here Canoe Sailing National Champion...
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Adaptive Lifejacket Survey »
The ACA is proud to partner with U.S. Sailing and the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic & Regatta on a Bonne...
Monday, July 20, 2015   (2 Comments - view/add)
Paddle Ready App Updates! »
New updates to the ACA Paddle Ready app have  just been released.  We are excited to introduce Tide Forecastin...
Wednesday, July 8, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
July Issue of Paddle - ACA's New eMagazine »
Paddle is your go-to source for news in the world of paddlesports. The July issue was just released!   Check it o...
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Life Jacket Policy Study »
An interesting read about life jackets from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Read the Study
Monday, June 15, 2015
National Awards - Nominations Now Open »
Nominations for the ACA's prestigious National Paddlesports Awards are now open.  The submission deadline...
Sunday, June 14, 2015   (4 Comments - view/add)
Paddle Ready App »
Paddle Ready  is a new app designed for paddlers who want to maximize their fun and safety on the water.  Free...
Sunday, May 31, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rock the River FXBG »
Join us on June 6th for Rock the River FXBG!  This is the first event of its kind for Fredericksburg, Virginia....
Wednesday, May 13, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legend of Paddling Chick Dermond Passes »
The ACA family has lost a friend, competitor, historian, and Legend of Paddling.  Russell "Chick" Dermond passed on F...
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Paddlesports Infographic »
Did you know? Learn more at:  
Friday, February 6, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Animated Video Wins 2nd Award »
The ACA's recently launched animated video - 10 Tips for Canoeing & Kayaking Safely just won a second award, view th...
Friday, December 12, 2014
Gift Memberships »
ACA Gift Memberships Now Available We're pleased to announce that ACA Gift Memberships are now available in the eS...
Wednesday, September 24, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
PFD Type Changes »
As of September 22, 2014, a final rule was issued by the U.S. Coast Guard to remove PFD Type codes in federal regulations....
Friday, September 19, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Annual Awards Announced »
At the 134th ACA Banquet and Awards Ceremony in Grand Rapids, Michigan this past weekend, the annual ACA award recipients...
Friday, September 5, 2014
Staff Changes »
Rachel Vetterlein For the past four years full time, and who knows how many summers during high school and college,...
Friday, August 1, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Find a Paddling Club »
Need to find a group of local folks to go paddling with this weekend? Check out the ACA's new search feature for Paddle A...
Friday, July 18, 2014
Membership Database Upgrades »
In July of 2014, the ACA database was restructured and enhanced to better serve our members!  What upgrades were i...
Tuesday, April 29, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lifejacket Loaner Board »
The Sea Tow Foundation Announces that the ACA Has Opened a New Life Jacket Loaner Stand At Motts Reservoir ...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Boating Survey Data Released »
The U.S. Coast Guard has just released their 2012 National Recreational Boating Survey.  This includes information ab...
Friday, January 31, 2014
ACA Office - Moved »
The ACA Office has moved  to a new location (on the river) in Fredericksburg, VA. Please note our change of address:...
Thursday, January 30, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Freedom to Float Bill - Virginia »
For the past several weeks, ACA Executive Director Wade Blackwood and Stewardship Coordinator Greg Rolf have been meeting...
Monday, October 21, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Missing a Boat? »
Missing a Boat? Let us know, so we can help -  
Friday, October 11, 2013   (1 Comment - view/add)
Outfitter, Livery & Guide Insurance Program launches »
As a new service to the paddlesports community, the ACA is now offering an insurance program for outfitters, liveries and...

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Level 1-2: Essentials of Kayak Touring Instructor Certification Workshop (IDW/ICE)

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