2018 ACA Whitewater Open Canoe Downriver National Championships


Event Details


2018 ACA Open Canoe Nationals

The 2018 Open Canoe Nationals for both Downriver and Slalom are being hosted on the Arkansas River in Colorado. Downriver will be near Salida Colorado and Slalom will be near Buena Vista. The sites are within approximately 30 miles of each other. Dates are mid July from the 14th through the 22nd. Each discipline, Downriver and Slalom, has it’s own website that you may select on the top bar. We plan on having exciting and enjoyable events and look forward to meeting you in our backyard.

Downriver will be near Salida Colorado. Dates are mid July from Saturday the 14th through Tuesday the 17th.

Flow is primarily natural with a portion being dam released. Normal flow for the selected dates varies between 800 cfs and 1800 cfs with the average being 1400 cfs.

We plan on having exciting and enjoyable events and look forward to meeting you in our backyard.

Downriver Race Schedule

Saturday July 14 through Tuesday July 17

Abreviation key:
SBR=Salida Boat Ramp
BCR=Bear Creek Rapids
RAS=Rincon Access Site
SSR=Stoney Springs Resort
FHQ=FIBARK Headquarters Building
BSP=Band Stand Park (1 block downriver from FHQ)
BBS=Below Band Stand
SER=Salida East Recreation area

Date HQ Event Time Class Start Finish
FRIDAY 7/13 HEADQUARTERS
OPEN
12:00-6:00
PRACTICE DAY All Day Official Practice Day – all classes
BOAT CONTROL/ INSPECTION* 12 PM-5 PM FHQ
OPENING CEREMONY 5:30 PM BSP
COMPETITORS MEETING Immediately following Opening Ceremony BSP
SATURDAY 7/14 HEADQUARTERS
OPEN
8:00-10:00REGISTRATION 3:00-5:00
DOWNRIVER 8:00 AM K-1 Wildwater SBR BCR
10:00 AM OC-2 MIX,
OC-2 10-16/25+,
K1 Short Women,
K1 Long Men
SBR RAS
2:30 PM OC-2 Youth BBS SER
BOAT CONTROL/ INSPECTION 3 PM-5 PM FHQ
AWARD CEREMONY 5:00 PM FHQ
COMPETITORS MEETING 5:30 PM FHQ
SUNDAY 7/15 HEADQUARTERS
OPEN
8:00-10:00REGISTRATION
3:00-5:00
DOWNRIVER 8:00 AM C-1 Wildwater SBR BCR
10:00 AM OC-2 Women,
OC-1 Men,
K1 Short Men,
K1 Long Women
SBR RAS
2:00 PM OC-1 Youth, K-1 Youth, SUP Youth BBS SER
BOAT CONTROL/ INSPECTION 3 PM-5 PM FHQ
AWARD CEREMONY 5:00 PM FHQ
COMPETITORS MEETING 5:30 PM FHQ
COMPETITION COMMITEES 6:00 PM FHQ
MONDAY 7/16 HEADQUARTERS
OPEN
7:00-9:00
REGISTRATION 3:00-5:00
SPRINTS 9:00 AM All Classes SER BCR
BOAT CONTROL/ INSPECTION 3 PM-5 PM FHQ
COMPETITORS BANQUET 5:30 PM SSR
AWARD CEREMONY During Banquet SSR
COMPETITORS MEETING During Banquet SSR
TUESDAY 7/17 HEADQUARTERS
OPEN
7:00-9:00
WILDWATER CLASSIC 8:00 AM C-2 Wildwater SBR BCR
DOWNRIVER 10:00 AM OC-2 Men,
OC1 Women,
SUP
SBR RAS
AWARD CEREMONY 2:00 PM FHQ

For more information see the hosting website