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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 slalom 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 6-7||WKC Cedar River Race|
|Mar 27-28||Riverhouse Rendezvous|
|Apr 3-4||State of Jefferson Championships|
|May 22-23||Bull Run Slalom|
|Jun 5-6||WKC Salmon la Sac Race|
|Jun 19-20||Middle Fork Snoqualmie Race|
There'a also a Northwest Cup wildwater series; here's the schedule for that:
|Mar 6||WKC Cedar River Race|
|Jun 5||WKC Salmon la Sac Race|
|Jun 20||Middle Fork Snoqualmie Race|
|Jul 11||Gorge Games|
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 10||Mascoma SL|
|Apr 17||T'ville SL|
|Apr 18||Rattlesnake SL|
|Apr 25||Snyder's Mill SL/East Team Trials Qualifier|
|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.
Series contact: Peggy Mitchell, 603-523-7262, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 21||Salmon Slalom||Colchester, CT||Salmon R|
|April 11||Punch Brook Slalom||Unionville, CT||Farmington R|
|May 1-2||Blackwater Slalom Festival||Webster, NH||Blackwater R|
|May 9||Fiddlehead Slalom||Montpelier, VT||Winooski R|
|May 16||Covered Bridge Slalom||West Cornwall, CT||Housatonic R|
|June 13||Amoskeag Slalom||Manchester, NH||Merrimack R|
|Sept 12||Riverfest Slalom||Manchester, NH||Merrimack R|
|Oct 2-3||Esopus Slalom||Phoenicia, NY||Esopus R|
|Oct 16-17||Farmington Slalom||Otis, MA||Farmington R|
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.
1999 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.
1999 race dates, sites and contact phone numbers are as follows:
|Sep 4-5||Riversport Slalom||Confluence||Middle Yough||Bob Ruppelemail@example.com|
|Sep 11-12||Little Lehigh Slalom||Allentown||Little Lehigh||Tom Hallfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sep 18-19||Codorus Slalom||York||Codorus Creek||Linda Davidsonemail@example.com|
|Sep 25-26||Fiddler's Elbow Slalom||Hummelstown||Swatara Creek||Walt Sieger/717-545-0450||-|
|Oct 9-10||Bellefonte Slalom||Bellefonte||Spring Creek||Lee DeWolski814firstname.lastname@example.org|
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|