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The League of Northwest Whitewater Racers is an all-volunteer group of paddlers in the Pacific Northwest. Under the auspices of the American Canoe Association, US Canoe&Kayak, and the Washington Kayak Club, the League organizes wildwater races and races and training clinics in whitewater slalom.


2016 Northwest Cup Schedule is HERE


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Roaring River 2016 Slalom Results HERE



Black with orange poka-dot slalom race boat

Taken from near the Clackamas River in Oregon near the Roaring Fork Campground on August 28, 2016

Both boat and paddle are Galasport.  

Paddle is distinct in that the shaft has two sections joined  (extra cut added to break it down to get it on an airplane).

I figure whomever took it doesn't know what they took...  My boat is certainly the only black with orange dots Sonic Boom in the US.

If you see it, please contact Rufus: RufusK@comcast.net




The World Masters Games in 2017 includes Slalom!

The World Masters Games (WMG) for masters age athletes (age 35 and over in 5 year age groups) will be held in Auckland, New Zealand, April 2017 (which is early autumn in Auckland).  See http://www.worldmastersgames2017.co.nz/

The whitewater slalom competition dates are 26 and 27 April. The games will run all that week with opening ceremonies Friday 21 April. Closing ceremonies will be Sunday, 30 April. The event will be held on a new constructed course at Vector Wero Whitewater park  http://wero.org.nz/.  There are two courses at Wero Park, one class 2 and one more class 3-4 competition channel. They are considering holding an non-medal social race on the class 2 channel and a medals event on the harder water. There will also be a team race and a C2 mixed class.

the Canoe Sports Information flyer can be found here:

Bert Hinckley from Bend, Oregon plans to attend.  He is posting information on this Facebook page

and is working to put together "US Masters Team" paddling gear. Please contact him soon if you are interested as it takes time to get orders together and gear delivered.  bert@proctornet.com

The League of Northwest Whitewater Racers is featured on TV!

Jennie teaches KING 5 TV reporter how to whitewater slalom race.

In honor of the Olympics....How to Canoe Slalom

View it at: http://www.king5.com/sports/olympics/in-honor-of-the-olympics-how-to-canoe-slalom/293974540

2016 Salmon la Sac Race

Wildwater Results HERE | Slalom Results HERE

The 55th Annual Bottoms-Up Regatta in June was a blast!  We had a great volunteer crew so the course went up fast and early Friday.  We had perfect flow, ideal weather, and an excellent turn-out.   Our travelling trophy winners were: Tip-Over: Rowin Peterka, OC-1: Mark Leonard, Fastest Male Time :Chad Long (from Boise), and Fastest Female:  Boo Turner.  The lost pants award went to Matt Haverly (note that they were found hanging from the downriver take-out bridge!).

The highlight of the weekend was the Boat Parade held at noon on Sunday.  All the kids decorated boats and paddled through the course!  thanks, Stephanie for the decorations and organization.  Also, thanks to Chad for bringing 6 kids from Idaho.

Mike Baker put together a video of racers and the boat parade. View it at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q08NOC_6cQk


Salmon la Sac Race Wildwater Results Here

Salmon la Sac Slalom Results Here

Cedar River Race Results HERE

2016 USACK Events HERE

2016 Canadian Wildwater & Slalom Events HERE

Update 11/18/14

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Old Posts HERE

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The Powerhouse Run in North Bend, WA (access to the usual put-in closed June 2010 for powerhouse upgrades) is now open!

The latest from Puget Sound Energy regarding access to the Powerhouse Run on the Main Snoqualmie River is:

The Lower Park/River access will open to the public at 3:00pm on Saturday, September 14, 2013. It will close at dusk on Saturday and then open and close dawn to dusk from there on out. Enjoy the River!

The boardwalk will be accessible via the upper trail only; the boardwalk will be enclosed with protective screening and there will be NO river access via the boardwalk.



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this page updated on: Wednesday September 14, 2016 10:36 AM -0700