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Friday, October 12, 2018
Canoe Sailing - Fall Newsletter »
The Fall Issue of the ACA Canoe Sailor is now available ( PDF ).     Learn more at: www.americancanoe....
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
ACA Europe Symposium - Belgium »
2018 ACA Europe Paddlesports Symposium Dates: 26-28 October, 2018 Location: Belgium...
Friday, September 21, 2018
Eagle Scout & Olympic Kayaking Hopeful »
(excerpt from, and credit given to Bryon on Scouting blog)   You might think an Olympic kayaking hopeful s...
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Leadership Academy Registration opens »
Registration for the ACA Leadership Academy is now open!   Join us on Isle of Palms, SC in November. &...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Help Paddlesports in Your State - nominate! »
In 2014, the ACA kicked off the State Director Program. Since that time, this volunteer-based program has provided funding...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Cool new ACA - Wear It logo! »
Thanks to our partner, the National Safe Boating Council, for developing this Wear It logo for paddlesports.  ...
Friday, September 28, 2018
Paddlesports Safety Infographics »
The following are a series of paddling safety infographics, which were designed as part of a USCG funded grant program....
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
AUXPAD - Instruction Opportunities »
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary has revised their paddlecraft safety program called Auxiliary Paddlecraft, or AUXPAD....
Monday, September 17, 2018
Adaptive Paddling Summit - Registration Now Open »
Registration is now open  for the ACA's 2nd Adaptive Paddling Summit hosted by the ACA and Adaptive Expeditions....
Monday, July 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
SUP Yoga Program »
The ACA SUP Yoga Skills Course is designed to introduce/expose the participant to sufficient skill and knowledge so that t...

Stewardship & Public Policy
Thursday, October 4, 2018
TN Paddlesports Regulatory Issue - ACA comments »
  ACA Requests Member Inclusion on TWRA Rule Making Advisory Board   Recently, the Tennes...
Monday, September 10, 2018
ACA sponsors 1st Annual Illinois Water Trail Conference »
First Annual Illinois Water Trail Conference Monday, October 15th, 2018 Hosted by: ILLINOIS PADDLING COUNCIL...
Friday, August 17, 2018
Stewardship Support for Paddling Clubs »
Since 2002, the ACA has partnered with L.L. Bean to sponsor the Club Fostered Stewardship (CFS) Program. The CFS Program p...
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
ACA sponsors the Environmental Film Of The Year »
In conjunction with partner Rapid Media, the ACA sponsors the Environmental Film of the Year as part of the  Reel Pad...
Monday, June 25, 2018
LL Bean Stewardship Grants with the ACA »
Since 2002, the ACA has partnered with L.L. Bean to sponsor the Club Fostered Stewardship (CFS) Program. The CFS Program p...

Monday, October 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Team USA Paddlers at Youth Olympic Games »
Follow Team USA athletes, Robert Healy (K1), Ria Sribar (K1) and Zoe Hein (C1) as they compete at the 2018 Youth Olympic G...
Friday, October 5, 2018
National Canoe Slalom Award - presented by Team Colorado »
The National Canoe Slalom Award, presented by Team Colorado , annually goes to the individual coach, athlete or volunteer...
Monday, October 1, 2018
Paracanoe Manager/Coach - Position Available »
The ACA is looking for the right individual to join the Competition Department Team as a part-time Paracanoe Manager/Coach...
Monday, September 24, 2018
ACA Slalom Nationals - Dickerson, MD »
Compete against fellow paddlers and the U.S. National Slalom Team returning from the Slalom World Championships in Rio de...
Friday, September 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
In Memory of Jay Evans - 1st U.S. Whitewater Team Coach »
Jay Evans was the first coach of the U.S. Whitewater Team, from 1969-1972.  In that capacity he coached both slalom a...

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European ACA Paddlesports Symposium

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