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This page has some short explanation of the various race series which take place around the country.
This series consists of six races held throughout Oregon and Washington.
Racers must participate in at least two races to be eligible for points;
awards go to the top three point earners in many different classes.
Class include K-1, K-1W, K-1 Junior, C-1, C-2, K-1 plastic, K-1W plastic, K-2,
open boat, etc.
|Mar 14-15||Cedar River Race|
|Apr 5-6||State of Jefferson Championships|
|Jun 6-7||Salmon la Sac|
|Jun 20-21||Middle Fork Snoqualmie Race|
|Jul 11-12||White Salmon Race|
|Sep 19-20||Big Eddy River Festival|
This is a series for A/B decked boats, generally held in class III-IV water.
Well, it's actually two series: slalom and wildwater. The slalom races are:
|Apr 11||Mascoma SL|
|Apr 18||Rattlesnake SL|
|Apr 19||T'ville SL|
|May 2-3||US Junior Team Trials/Snyders Mill SL|
|Apr ??||White River Wildwater|
|Apr ??||Mascoma Wildwater|
|Apr ??||Westfield Wildwater|
Race entry forms should be sent to the appropriate race chairman at least one week before the race date. In order to cover insurance at these races, you need to be a USCKT and/or ACA member, or there will be additional charges upon entering.
It's easier on the competitor and race chairman if entries are sent well in
advance of the race. However, most races will allow late entries until 9:30
on race day. In general, slalom races will have a racers' meeting at 10:30
and begin at 11:00. Wildwater races will begin at 12:00 noon. The ICF
has passed new rules for slalom and they will be in place for the above
races. The new rules are 2 second penalties, combined scores, and no
official practice runs.
Please note: further details on these races are available on the schedule page.
The New England Slalom Series is a set of whitewater slalom races for open
canoe and unranked or C/D decked boaters. There are 29 classes offered
including recreational (ABS and plastic) and kevlar race classes for cadet,
juniors, open classes, and masters. The difficulty of water varies from race
to race (class I-class III).
You may enter as many individual races as you
wish, but to qualify for a New England Slalom Series Award you must
participate in at least 5 races in the same class.
Your best 5 races determine your overall standing; the tiebreaker
will be the Farmington Slalom.
Please note change in previous sentences. My mistake that it
wasn't right. --Rsk
The New England Slalom Series award ceremony
will follow the Farmington Slalom. This year's races will be sponsored by
the generous support of
Mad River Canoe,
Mitchell Paddles. You are automatically
registered for the Series with YOUR first race. Additionally, we will again
have the special participation award for anyone who completes at least one
race run in each race of the series. Race dates are as follows:
|March 29||Salmon Slalom||Colchester, CT||Salmon R|
|April 5||Punch Brook Slalom||Unionville, CT||Farmington R|
|April 25-26||Blackwater Slalom Festival||Webster, NH||Blackwater R|
|May 10||Fiddlehead Slalom||Montpelier, VT||Winooski R|
|May 17||Covered Bridge Slalom||West Cornwall, CT||Housatonic R|
|June 14||Amoskeag Slalom||Manchester, NH||Merrimack R|
|Sept 13||Riverfest Slalom||Manchester, NH||Merrimack R|
|Oct 3-4||Esopus Slalom||Phoenicia, NY||Esopus R|
|Oct 17-18||Farmington Slalom||Otis, MA||Farmington R|
If you do not receive a complete race packet by March 1, 1998 and would
like to participate in the series, send a SASE to:
c/o Sam Montague
55 Darton St.
Concord, MA 01742
The Penn Cup is a fall series of five races designed to introduce paddlers to the sport of slalom racing. Races are held on Sundays, with Saturdays reserved for course construction, practice, and clinics. Clinics are taught by experienced racers -- usually A-B ranked paddlers -- and provide a way for beginners and intermediates to learn from some of the best. Some of the races include special activities; for example, there's a downriver race at Riversport and a pot luck dinner & paddler's market at Bellefonte.
Awards are presented at each race, and overall series awards (earned on a point system) are presented after the final race. Overall series awards are given in the following classes: K-1, K-1W, C-1, C-1W, C-2, C-2M, OC-1, and OC-2. Additionally, competitors representing regional paddling clubs contend to earn the coveted club trophy. And if that isn't enough, there's also a Child/Adult Participation Award, which is presented to any child/adult team which competes in at least two of the five races.
There are many, many classes available at each race for open and decked boats, solo and tandem boats, juniors, cadets, masters, and well, just about everyone. (For example, the Fiddler's Elbow race usually has K-2 and K-1 squirt classes.) The emphasis is on fun and learning, and so the races in this series make an excellent introduction to the sport.
1998 rules for Penn Cup: the 2 second penalty will be used for touches, and the better of two runs will be used for individual race results and series rankings. Combined times will be reported for national rankings. Legal race boats must be used in Penn Cup runs, i.e. cruising boats that are less than 4 meters in length don't count toward the Cup.
Race dates, sites and contact phone numbers are as follows:
|Sep 5-6||Riversport Slalom||Confluence||Middle Youghfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sep 12-13||Little Lehigh Slalom||Allentown||Little Lehighemail@example.com|
|Sep 19-20||Codorus Slalom||York||Codorus Creekfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sep 26-27||Fiddler's Elbow Slalom||Hummelstown||Swatara Creek||717-545-0450||-|
|Oct 10-11||Bellefonte Slalom||Bellefonte||Spring Creekemail@example.com|
Please note: further details on these races are available on the schedule page. Contact the ACA to get an entry packet for the whole series, or individual race organizers to get into one event. Enter races early to make sure you get in!
If you have questions that aren't answered here and you can't reach race organizers, you can always try e-mailing me, because I've been doing the Penn Cup series for six years.
This is a series of five races held in the midwest.
Enrollment in the series is automatic for anyone paddling in at
least two of the races; trophies and awards are given out at
a banquet after the final race.
Racing classes include the usual classes plus recreational boats.
|Apr ??-??||Missouri Whitewater Championships|
|May ??||Apple River Slalom|
|Jun ??-??||Wisconsin River Slalom|
|Sep ??||Taylor's Falls Slalom|
|Sep ??||Last Ditch Slalom|