Category Archives: News

Kayak School Study – Calling all educators!

The Whitewater Kayak School is one of our primary front lines in the push to get new paddlers involved in our sport.  To date, the only statistics we have as a whole have been those driven by retail numbers.  World Kayak believes that these numbers are not the clearest of sources for growth figures in our industry and we are striving to collect annual statistics from our true front lines of growth, starting with the kayak school. > Click Here to Participate in Study This study is our first effort in collecting pure statistics.  We are not going to ask key business information and will never share any names as a result of this study.  What we will do is share our results in full, with analysis and our initial thoughts on these results.  We will be leaving all names and details out… details that are OPTIONAL for you to fill in.  The end result of this study should show us a bit of history in numbers and growth and will start the ball rolling in discussions regarding issues in our growth.  Every kayak school participating in this study will be welcomed to participate in setting up a blog of their own to continue discussions on any and all observations we post in regards to this and any other study World Kayak conducts.  the end result will be an industry-wide discussion on kayak schools, practice and how it effects growth.

Kayak School Study – Calling all educators!

The Whitewater Kayak School is one of our primary front lines in the push to get new paddlers involved in our sport.  To date, the only statistics we have as a whole have been those driven by retail numbers.  World Kayak believes that these numbers are not the clearest of sources for growth figures in our industry and we are striving to collect annual statistics from our true front lines of growth, starting with the kayak school. > Click Here to Participate in Study This study is our first effort in collecting pure statistics.  We are not going to ask key business information and will never share any names as a result of this study.  What we will do is share our results in full, with analysis and our initial thoughts on these results.  We will be leaving all names and details out… details that are OPTIONAL for you to fill in.  The end result of this study should show us a bit of history in numbers and growth and will start the ball rolling in discussions regarding issues in our growth.  Every kayak school participating in this study will be welcomed to participate in setting up a blog of their own to continue discussions on any and all observations we post in regards to this and any other study World Kayak conducts.  the end result will be an industry-wide discussion on kayak schools, practice and how it effects growth. PLEASE RECORD ACCURATE INFORMATION! This study is useless if we use exaggerated numbers

WK IT Tour Begins in Texas

Leading Instructor Trainer and one of leading instructors for the Charlotte National Whitewater Center, Chris Wing has begun his nation-wide tour aimed at bringing in instructors to our growing network of certified educators.  His first leg is down to Texas this weekend, then to California, Nevada, Colorado and across to the South East.  His courses will allow schools and instructors to become certified or trained at the cutting edge. Chris Wing begins what will be a spring and summer filled with WK instruction coast to coast in the US and Canada.  While many schools are using WK Instructor courses for their certification, others are using our curriculum and methods to simply bring their schools up to the cutting edge.  Certification comes with insurance opportunities and access to a continually growing list of tools for teaching, marketing, management and customer support.

WK IT Tour Begins in Texas

Leading Instructor Trainer and one of leading instructors for the Charlotte National Whitewater Center, Chris Wing has begun his nation-wide tour aimed at bringing in instructors to our growing network of certified educators.  His first leg is down to Texas this weekend, then to California, Nevada, Colorado and across to the South East.  His courses will allow schools and instructors to become certified or trained at the cutting edge.

Idaho:No registration fees for non-motorized boats

Excellent news for those of us here in Idaho, and anyone planning on visiting the state!

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Contest Reminders!

All you WK bloggers out there, the contest doors are wide open these days.  We are currently reviewing all the June postings and collecting winners.  Each month we are giving away about 1000$ worth of stuff from AW, MION, Smith Optics, Jackson Kayak, Kayak Session, Canoe And Kayak Mag, Rapid and others. 
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As Expected – Idaho Rivers Are Flooding

With this winters high snowfall and warm spring temps this week, Rivers are running high!

Payette Boise River Revival News

River Revival Paddling Party: Teams set to square off for annual spectator-friendly river running event.
Natalie Bartley – Idaho Statesman – Edition Date: 05/12/08
Source is HERE!

Great News for Boise Hometown Throwdown

Devon Barker will be at the first Boise Hometown Throwdown April 17th to help with judging and scorekeeping.

Info Regarding USACK From Devon Barker

Info regarding USACK World Cup 2008 Events.