Thursday, March 6, 2014

Introduces Paddlesports North America

Last summer I was asked to participate in the formation of a new organization called, Paddlesports North America (PNA).

The PNA Board is excited to announce that Paddlesports North America (PNA) is newly incorporated in New York State as a not-for-profit organization, and on the cusp of finalizing its relationship with the British Canoe Union (BCU) as the delivery center for BCU programming in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

This website will be up shortly, and will contain all information needed by paddlers and coaches to progress through the BCU’s paddlesport system, which is recognized as the gold standard in paddlesport training and education. In the meantime, there will be no interruption in the processing of memberships, awards and certifications. 

Until our status with the BCU is finalized, Bill Lozano, the current BCUNA administrator, will continue handling all paperwork through the BCUNA office in New York. Contact the BCUNA office by visiting

To be kept up to date go to the PNA website and sign up for the newsletter. 
Special thanks to the founding sponsors:  Werner Paddles, P & H Kayaks, Atlantic Kayak Tours and Valley Sea Kayaks.

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