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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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The Latest Pacific Northwest Racing & Training News is...

Cedar River Race Results HERE

Roaring River 2016 Slalom Results HERE

Salmon la Sac Race 2016 Wildwater Results Here

Salmon la Sac 2016 Slalom Results Here

Cedar River 2016 Race Results HERE

2016 USACK Events HERE

2016 Canadian Wildwater & Slalom Events HERE


Cedar River Race Results HERE


November 13, 2006

Group photo of racers HERE


BULL RUN SLALOM RACE - Dec 10-11, 2016

Results of December Bull Run Slalom "Race"

A few intrepid Portland Paddlers showed up at the Bull Run River Sunday, December 11, 2016 for a paddle, despite a cancelled race weekend. The report was that they had a nice "race" regardless of the weather that preceded the race. There was ice up at the course on Friday and it was cold and the water was low on Saturday but by Sunday it warmed up some; enough that the river rose to a primo level: 1600-1800cfs.

Results were as follows: There was David Johnson, with another creative excuse for being "slow", Rufus Knapp who was "fast", but Stephen Cameron was "faster".

Announcing Cedar River training sessions the first Saturday of every month!

Please join us on the Cedar River to train on gates the first Saturday in December, December 3rd, at 10:00 a.m. 

Slalom gate training will be held on the first Saturday of every month.

Training will be automatically cancelled if the gage is above 1200 cfs.

If you are planning on attending the December 3rd training session,

please RSVP to joeyyeaple@hotmail.com or text her at 314-623-8895.

If you change your mind, let Joey know.

We will hold the training as long as at least 2 people can come.

Joey and several others will come a half hour beforehand for the purpose of adjusting gates and freeing up some of the lines. 
At this training session, we will be doing short courses at the bottom, then adding in some short courses at the top.

Full length mock race runs can be done after the short course training.

Hope to see you at 10:00 a.m. this December 3rd. 
Si Se Puede!


Message about Slalom Training Camps from the Alberta Canada Slalom Program:

If you're interested in being kept up to date, on two potential upcoming training camps,

February 16-26 on the Chilliwack River in B.C. and March 24 - April 2

in either Oklahoma or Chilliwack,

Michael Holroyd
High Performance Head Coach
Alberta Slalom Canoe/ Kayak
Mobile 403 479 8017



The League of Northwest Whitewater Racers 

is featured on TV!

Jennie Goldberg 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


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

Update 11/29/2016

Check out the latest news on the Directors Page

Some older posts HERE

Don't forget to visit our Facebook Page  for current information and news.

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: Thursday December 15, 2016 03:49 PM -0800