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Monthly Archives: June 2012

No Freedom Hall Pool Session Tomorrow Evening

Our weekly Tuesday Freedom Hall Pool Session has been canceled this week due to a swim meet that popped up in their schedule.  We will resume our normal weekly schedule next Tuesday, July 3, 2012 from 7:10-9:00 P.M. Since we can’t paddle in the pool and the river level will be good, let’s head to Big [...]

Fun Runnin’ Slalom Gates at Canoe Club Challenge!

The past 3 years my wife, Jen, and I have participated in a fun event series at the NOC called the Canoe Club Challenge with Team APE’s.  The events are novice slalom gate races down class I-II whitewater adjacent to the NOC Outfitter Store.  The slalom events are really a great time of fun and [...]

Nolichucky River Cleanup and Celebration this Saturday

This coming Saturday (6-23-12) is our annual Noli River Cleanup! Come out and join us in the cleanup to build up some river karma. Everyone who participates in the clean-up is guaranteed not to swim on their next river trip Don’t forget to bring your playboat too! It looks like Big Rock will finally be [...]

2012 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown #2 Event Coverage

For the complete recap of all the fun that went down in our event #2 click on the link below to see photos, results, & the rest of the story: http://worldkayakblogs.com/throwdown/2012/06/15/2012-nolichucky-hometown-throwdown-2/

Nantahala River Trip & Team APE’s Canoe Club Challenge #1!

This Saturday (6/16/12) is the NOC’s Canoe Club Challenge #1 on theNantahalaRiver.  This is great time for our club to get together for some great paddling fun and create a paddling team to compete against other clubs!!  The slalom events really help hone your basic paddling skills on a course setup for novices and the [...]

Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown #2 This Saturday!

Its Throwdown time in TN again!  The Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown Event #2 is ON for 6/9/12 @ high noon at Riverpark Campground!  Registration will start @ 11:00 A.M at the white tent near the river.  The river level is getting close for Big Rock to come in for a rodeo, so we’ll see what we get [...]

J.A.W. Sponsors BSA Troop 387 to Earn Kayaking Award

Yesterday evening (6/4/12) the J.A.W., Mahoney’s Outfitter’s represented by Michael Bianchi, & Tommy Clapp’s Jackson Kayak demo fleet all teamed up to help BSA Troop 387 Scouts earn their Kayaking BSA Award.  We had a large group of Scouts and Scout Leaders eager to paddle on Fort Patrick HenryLake in Kingsport, TN!  It was a [...]

JKTV Episode #6

Check out the 6th episode of JKTV. With a destination piece on the Lake Catamaco; The Australian Creek Race National Championships; some Indiana James action; Tech Tip how to stand and set the hook; and a teaser for Kayaking 4 Kids film.

Outdoor Life – “Shoot the Rapids” Article

I was recently interviewed by one of the editors of Outdoor Life magazine about kayaking in our local region.  They featured an article about me and our great rivers in  their latest Spring-Summer 2012 edition!  Check out a PDF copy of the article by clicking the image below. Here is a link to the entire publication: [...]

World Kayak On-line Movie Premier!

World Kayak is hosting a really cool video premier on Monday morning (6/4/12-6/5/12) for 36 hours. This way you can waste time at work watching kayaking, to help you recover from your weekend of boating! Check it out starting on 6:00 A.M. on Monday Morning @ http://worldkayak.com/effort/