The 2020 Whitewater Open Canoe Downriver & Wildwater National Championships are CANCELLED for the 21-24 July dates at this time (Friday 22 May, 2020).

The 2020  Nationals are  cancelled for the Nantahala River.

The WWOCD and the WW National Championships   will be held on the Nantahala River on July 21-24, 2020.  An event Schedule will be posted soon along with other information relative to the Nationals including Registration.

The WWOCD National Championships were last held on the Nantahala River in 2014. This is the first time that the Wildwater and Whitewater Open Canoe Downriver Championships will be held on the Nantahala.

RULES governing the WWOCD competition are found on this website as well as the results from past National Championships.

 

Whitewater Open Canoe Downriver and Sprint Classes

The following age classes are defined: The following age classes are defined for both sexes, with age being determined by the competitor’s age as of the first day of the National Championships. A competitor must enter in his or her appropriate age class. No competitor may be under 10 years of age.

a.) 10-12 b.) 13-15 c.) 16-18 d.) 19-39 e.) 40-54 f.) 55-up

Classes shall not be combined.

  1. Downriver Race and Sprint Race classes:

OC-2 Classes: (Male & Female & Mixed)

STOCK: (10-12)*,(13-15)*,(10-16/25)**,(16-18), (19-39), (40-54), (50-UP)

UNLIMITED: (10-16/25)**,(16-18), (19-39), (40-54), (50-UP)

OC-1 Classes: (Male & Female)

STOCK: (10-12)*,(13-15)*, (16-18), (19-39), (40-54), (50-UP)

UNLIMITED: (16-18), (19-39), (40-54), (50-UP)

The OC-2 age classes shall be determined by the age of the younger of the two paddlers in age groups d.) through f.). Any one >19 years old paddling with a partner in age class c.) shall compete in the 19-39 age class.

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* These classes will be contested only if a less difficult course is available for these younger competitors.

** This class is made up of competitors from ages (10-16) and a competitor who is 25 years of age or older. This class will compete on the longer more difficult course.

Wildwater Classic & Sprint Classes

The following age classes are defined:

Junior (<19); Senior (Open); Master (>40)

Classic Downriver and Sprint racing classes

C1M, C1W, K1M, K1W, C2M, C2W

 

Schedule of Events

ACA 2020 Wildwater and Whitewater Open Canoe

Downriver & Sprint National Championships

Day 1: July 21

Open Practice;  9AM-5PM;  Wayah Rd FS Put-in

Registration & Boat Control*;  2PM-5PM;  Wayah Rd FS Put-in

Day 2: July 22

Competitors Meeting & Bibs;  8AM;  Wayah Rd FS Put-in

Wildwater Classic:

K1M, C1W, C2M;  9:45AM;  Wayah Rd FS Put-in

WWOCD:**

OC2W, OC1M; 10:30AM; Wayah Rd FS Put-in

Registration & Boat Control*;  3PM-4PM;  NOC BBQ

Awards Ceremony;  4PM;  NOC BBQ

Day 3: July 23

Competitors Meeting & Bibs;  8AM;  Wayah Rd FS Put-in

Wildwater Classic:

K1W, C1M, C2W;  9:45AM;  Wayah Rd FS Put-in

WWOCD:**

OC2M, OC1W; 10:30AM;  Wayah Rd FS Put-in

OC2X, (10-16)/25;  4:30 PM;  Wayah Rd FS Put-in

Awards Ceremony;  6PM;  NOC BBQ

Day 4: July 24

Competitors Meeting & Bibs;  9:00AM;  NOC BBQ

All Sprint Races;  11:30 AM;  Top of Falls Pad

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*Boat Control is Mandatory for all boats

**Youth races (10-12) and (13-15) will be held after the adult morning races on July 22 and July 23. Start time and location will be posted at race HQ by July 21.

Visit WWOCD.org or the USA Wildwater FB page for more information.