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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. &...
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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...
Friday, September 7, 2018
Paddle Quest launched - Kids Video Game »
That's right, the ACA, with funding from the U.S. Coast Guard, developed a kids video game!   English and C...
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
ACA Legend of Paddling - Nainoa Thompson »
Presented to one or more individuals each year for their legendary contributions to paddlesport. Recipients of this presti...
Friday, August 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Paddle eMagazine - available September 4th »
Now in it's 4th year of publication, the ACA's eMagazine Paddle will be available online and in your inboxes on Tuesday...
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
ACA is Hiring - 3 Positions »
The ACA is looking for exceptional paddlers to join our Team:   Membership Assistant Social Media Coor...
Friday, August 10, 2018
ACA Award Nominations Open »
Each year the ACA recognizes individuals and organizations who have done exemplary work on behalf of paddlesports. &n...
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Lifejacket & Rescue Study of Boaters with Adaptive Needs »
In partnership with the C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta, US Rowing, US Sailing, and US Powerboating, the...
Monday, August 6, 2018
A Legend of Paddling passes, in memory of Frank Havens »
An American Paddlesport Legend Crosses the Final Finish Line Four time Olympian, Frank Havens (1923-2018) died Ju...
Friday, August 3, 2018
Did You Know...? »
  Founded in 1880 by a group of 15 notable canoeists, the ACA has grown into the nation's largest and most activ...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
ACA supports the Manhattan Kayak Circumnavigation »
    The 15th Annual Manhattan Kayak Circumnavigation will take place on Saturday, August 4, 2018 (Rain...
Monday, July 9, 2018
Hidden Icon Game - Prizes! »
In each Paddle eMagazine, the ACA Flag (shown here) will be hidden somewhere in the issue. The first person to correc...
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Life Jacket Wear on Adult Canoers & Kayakers »
Thank you to JSI Research & Training Institute for compiling the data in the poster   RISK FACTORS ASSO...
Monday, June 18, 2018
ACA Podcast »
Want to learn more about the ACA, listen to Ted Schubel's Podcast with ACA Chief Operating Officer Christopher Stec....
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Monday, June 4, 2018
2017 Paddlesports Fatality Statistics Released »
The 2017 Paddlesports Fatality information has just been released by the U.S. Coast Guard.   ACA staff have...
Friday, May 18, 2018
National Safe Boating Week »
Sponsored by the National Safe Boating Council (an ACA partner), the 60th annual National Safe Boating Week kicks off on S...
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Wear Your Lifejacket to Work Day »
This Friday, May 18th is Wear Your Lifejacket to Work Day.   Guess what your ACA staff will be doing?...
Monday, May 14, 2018
ACA Canoe Sailing Newsletter »
The latest issue (May 2018) of the ACA Canoe Sailor is now online.   Upcoming events and races, boats for s...
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Wear It - Paddlesports »
Thanks to our partner, the National Safe Boating Council, for developing this Wear It logo for paddlesports.  ...
Monday, May 7, 2018
May issue of Paddle is now available »
What a great issue! From Education to Stewardship to Adaptive Paddling to Competition, read the entire magaz...
Monday, April 23, 2018
ACA Vice President Robin Pope appointed to NBSAC »
Congratulations to ACA Board Vice President and multi-discipline Instructor Trainer Robin Pope for being appointed to the...
Friday, April 20, 2018
Kauai Canoe Clubs in Hawaii need your help! »
Severe flooding has caused an enormous amount of damage to North Shore canoe clubs on Kauai. Hanalei Canoe Club and NaMolo...
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
ACA at the Charleston, SC Outdoor Festival »
Join ACA Membership Coordinator Amy Ellis, Olympic Sprint Kayak hopeful Stanton Collins, Chief Operating Officer Christoph...
Friday, April 13, 2018
New Wear It logo for Paddlers »
Thanks to the National Safe Boating Council, there are two re-branded Wear It logo's for ACA members to use.  ...
Friday, April 6, 2018
Charleston Outdoor Fest: Keynote Speaker - Stanton Collins »
In anticipation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games the Charleston Outdoor Festival will have Stanton Collins at this year’s...
Monday, March 26, 2018
ACA continues to grow in China »
Through new and existing partnerships, the ACA continues to grow in China In March of 2018, five ACA members spent ti...
Friday, March 23, 2018
Paddlesports Job Opportunities »
Subscribe, for free, to the ACA's Paddlesports Job Board.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
ACA Canoeing Video - Award Finalist »
ACA partner Heliconia Press submitted the ACA's  Golden Rules of Canoeing instructional video to the 2018 Paddling...
Monday, March 19, 2018
ACA Board member - Bill Micks protecting the Rappahannock »
Bill Micks has promoted river safety and conservation along the Rappahannock River for more than five decades.  ...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
March issue of Paddle released »
  The latest issue of Paddle eMagazine is now available, including the Hidden Icon Game (aka you can win paddli...

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