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Deerfield RiverFest

posted on by Jim Sullivan

All three of the running sections of the Deerfield were abuzz with paddlers, and Zoar was no doubt in the middle of all the action going on. Zoar instructors and Team Z members Katelyn Green and Jim Sullivan enjoyed the beautiful day Saturday with all the other boaters on the river, and were there all afternoon to let passing boaters demo playboats from Jackson Kayak, Dagger, and Wavesport, including the new 2016 Jackson Rockstar.

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DemoFest and some Western Mass Creeking

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Demofest is one of my favorite events each year.  It is a great opportunity to connect with the local boating community and help everyone work to improve their skills while supporting many of the manufactures that Zoar represents.  Due to release times, the mornings generally take place on flatwater and/or fish flow river levels.  This allows us to focus on strokes, maneuvers, freestyle and more.  In the afternoon we have the release on both the Fife Brook Section of the Deerfield and on the Dryway.  Our afternoon clinics take advantage of the releases and focus on river running, rescue and river maneuvers and freestyle. 

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On to Worlds for Squirt

posted on by Elaine Campbell

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Staff Spotlight: Dan Burke

posted on by Cassie Hayden

Dan Burke started at Zoar Outdoor when he was a sophomore in high school and didn't know much about kayaking.  He's learned a lot along the way...

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How nesting loons can determine when the Deerfield River is running

posted on by Cassie Hayden

At first glance, whitewater rafters (those folks with the colorful life vests and helmets running rapids for fun and excitement) and loons (black and white aquatic birds with a haunting call that evokes the north country) would seem to be as unrelated as ballet dancers and moose...

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