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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 »
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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...
Wednesday, October 9, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Partnering for Paddlesports »
The ACA has partnered with a wide range of organizations on behalf of paddlers everywhere. Learn more...
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Boating Standards Survey »
USCG Project Experts Launch National Human Propelled Boat Standards Survey Portsmouth, RI (July 29, 2013) — A team...
Thursday, April 25, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
SUP with Your Pup »
"It's not how far or how fast you go, it's the company you keep that makes the adventure special." Learning how to s...
Friday, April 12, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
New ACA President »
Fredericksburg, VA: The Board of Directors has elected long time industry veteran and recreational paddlesport advocate,...
Saturday, March 23, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
National Recreational Boating Survey released »
Earlier this week, the U.S. Coast Guard released the results of the 2011 National Recreational Boating Survey. This i...
Thursday, February 14, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
SUP Survey Report - Released »
Interested in the mentality of Stand Up Paddleboarding across the entire SUP community? The following topics were address...
Tuesday, November 27, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Your ACA Leadership »
T he ACA is made up of paddlers, just like you. Whether it's serving on the Board of Directors or volunteering at a l...
Thursday, October 18, 2012
ACA Bylaw Changes »
The ACA Board of Directors have proposed a series of changes to the National ACA Bylaws. They are online for your...
Monday, October 15, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Boundary Waters Statistics »
Ever wonder how many people paddle in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA)? The United States Department of Agricu...
Friday, July 27, 2012
FREE eStore Items! »
That's right, a select number of educational materials are now FREE at the ACA eStore. Order while supplies la...
Monday, July 23, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Staff Members »
Two new ACA Staff members start this week. Sarah Kadis will be in the Safety Education & Instruction Department a...
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
New eStore Items »
There are 4 new, practical items on the ACA eStore: Custom ACA Rack Pads Trailer Flag SUP Blade Pro...
Thursday, February 16, 2012
ACA Paddlesports App »
The ACA Paddlesports App is coming...stay tuned for it's release!
Monday, November 28, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Google + »
Last week Google+ opened up it's doors to businesses and organizations to offer Google+ Pages. The ACA knows social networ...
Wednesday, November 16, 2011   (1 Comment - view/add)
New ACA Video »
Need help explaining to a fellow paddler what the ACA does? Check out this new 30 second YouTube video .
Thursday, October 27, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACA Facebook App! »
The ACA now has a Facebook App! The ACA Event Calender can now be viewed and interacted with via Facebook. The Faceb...
Monday, October 10, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
2012 ACA Excursions Announced »
A unique ACA Member Benefit! Join the ACA on one (or more) of the 2012 Members Only Backcountry Paddling Excursions...
Tuesday, September 27, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
MTI Partnership »
MTI Adventurewear Partners with ACA to Support SUP Summit and New SUP Certification Courses Plympton, MA, Sept 27, 20...

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