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 Roy Massena poses in his sea kayak during an Alaska journey. ( Roy Massena)

Sea kayaker details journey on B.C. coast

PADDLING -- A free program on a British Columbia sea kayaking journey from Prince Rupert to Port Hardy on Vancouver Island will be presented at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, for the Spokane Canoe and Kayak Club at Mountain Gear's corporate office, 6021 E. Mansfield....

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FRIDAY, JAN. 31, 2014

Daryl Farmer in Bojangles, his rowboat built for an attempt at rowing across the Pacific Ocean in 2014. (Earthrace Conservation)

Rower to challenge Pacific crossing record

BOATING -- Daryl Farmer, 39, from West Sussex, England, is planning an attempt to set another world record by solo rowing 2,100 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean from California to Hawaii as a competitor in the first Great Pacific Race beginning in Monterey in...

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MONDAY, OCT. 7, 2013

Spokane County Sheriff Deputy Jay Bailey checks the boat of anglers before they launch at West Medical Lake on Saturday. The opening day of the lowland lake fishing season is a good opportunity for the deputies to contact a large number of boaters to be sure their boats are up to snuff. Requirements include: Current registration on board, registration numbers properly shown, boat drivers 35 and under need boater education certificate, life jackets for everyone in the boat and functioning fire extinguisher.  (Rich Landers)

Boating course satisfies Washington requirement

BOATING -- The America's Boating Course, which satisfies Washington's boater safety education requirement, will be offered next weekend (Oct. 12-13) by the Spokane Sail & Power Squadron at the Post Falls Cabela's store. The eight-hour course will be taught in two sessions starting at 10...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 26, 2013

A boat reportedly used for drug running across the English Channel had eight outboards totaling 2,000 hp.

8 outboards ought to get you a big fish

BOATING -- "But officer, we're just out fishing..." I've seen boat set up something like this for federal drug enforcement being transported on I-90 near Seattle. Seems the feds have to keep up with the speed-boating criminals. But outboards totaling 2,000 hp? Can you imaging...

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The Swedish team boat crewed by Benjamin Peterson and Philip Carlson races in the Star series of the Miami Olympic Classes Regatta on Biscayne Bay in Miami, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. More than 500 sailors from 44 countries are competing in the steppingstone to the Olympic Games. (J Carter / Associated Press)

Top 10 boat names in past year revealed

BOATING -- Wet Dream is out, Dream Weaver is in. Popular names for boats are changing with the times, according to the 22nd annual survey of the most popular boat names by Boat Owners Association of the United States. “A boat name reflects the life...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2011

TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 2011

Denver based See Through Canoe offers the clear alternative to your canoeing and kayaking needs with the Transparent Canoe/Kayak.  (Courtesy photo)

A clear vision for the future of paddling

CANOEING -- Finally, we're getting transparency in the sports of canoeing and kayaking. Denver based See Through Canoe offers the clear alternative to your canoeing and kayaking needs with the Transparent Canoe/Kayak. Comprised of transparent Lexan the Transparent Canoe/Kayak from Denver, Colorado based See Through...

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MONDAY, OCT. 3, 2011

FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011


North Idaho Boat Show runs through Sunday

BOATING -- More than 100 boats are on display in three buildings during the North Idaho Boat Show which runs through Sunday at Tobler Marina in Hayden. No boating or fishing seminars are included, but admission is free and the boats range from small flat-bottom...

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SATURDAY, JAN. 29, 2011

Fishing seminars featured at Boat Show

FISHING- Even without the boat displays, anglers can justify going to the Spokane National Boat Show just to sit in on the varied list of fishing seminars. The show is on today and running through Feb. 5 at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center. Bass,...

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