Winter Paddling Gear

This article is aimed at new paddlers looking toward their first winter of paddling in the Southeast.  The winter rains bring free-flow back to dry rivers, and give us a lot more options than the same summer dam-released rivers. The rafts are gone, and its just the...

Macon Roll Practice, Looking Up!

This video was taken from the bottom of the pool at our Macon Roll Practice. The unique perspective really provides a great learning opportunity. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzvKM-w_g9Y Practices are every Thursday and open to everyone.

Tying Down a Canoe or Kayak

After a great day on the river, imagine driving home and hearing a loud pop, then looking in your rear view mirror as your canoe or kayak bounces off the car behind you. Tying down your canoe or kayak is your responsibility and needs to be done right. Either straps or...

Choosing a Kayak

  Choosing the right kayak for you is primarily determined by what rivers or lakes you want to paddle. There is no real do-everything kayak any more than there is an do-everything car or bicycle. Do you want to run whitewater? Then you need a river runner, creek...

Signing Up For Canoe / Kayak Trips

With spring in full swing and with the advent of our new website based trip list it’s a good idea to have a refresher on GCA club trip sign-up guidelines. For the full version click here. Make sure that you have contact with the trip coordinator (TC). Don’t consider...

Canoe and Kayak Questions and Answers

Q:What is the difference between “trained beginner” and “beginner” river trips. A: Trained beginner rivers will require you to be able to catch relatively large eddies, so that we can keep the trip together. Nobody wants to play “chase...