Championships

The purpose of the Whitewater Open Canoe Downriver Committee is: to encourage, sanction and sponsor amateur competition in “whitewater open canoe” at local, regional, national, and international levels.

A whitewater open canoe is a traditional open Canadian or Native American canoe, which is a boat with ends pointed and higher than the middle, symmetrical side-to-side, and propelled with single bladed paddles. There are two categories of canoes used in WWOCD competitions. They are defined as Formula 16 and Formula 14. The Formula 16 classes are intended to include canoes sold for general recreational use. In general, ABS, polyethylene, aluminum and wood/canvas canoes will qualify for inclusion (assuming they meet all weight and dimension requirements) while fiberglass/kevlar/composite and woodstrip canoes will generally be included in the Formula 14 classes. A canoe MUST be or have been a commercially available, general production model to qualify for the Formula 16 classes.

Special Awards

Previous Champions:

2017 WWOCD National Championships:

  • Date: June 28 – July 2, 2017
  • Location: Old Town, ME
  • Schedule: Click Here

2016 Highlights

1. There were 149 competitors from 14 states:  CT, ME, VA, WA, CO, VT, NC, NY, MA, CA, NH, TN;  and two foreign countries: CAN, SWE
2. Forty-two female, 107 male
3. Ages ranged from 10 years to 79
4. Thirty-three youth competitors age 15 or less
5. Fifteen competitors over 65 years
6. 296 boats registered to compete over the four day Regatta

Results – WWOCD National Championship Races:

Whitewater Open Canoe Downriver Governance:

Whitewater Open Canoe Downriver Links:

The Havens' - OC2 Mens class - WWOCD Kent Ford - OC1 class - WWOCD Father/Son class - WWOCD

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