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The Southeastern Whitewater Championships and The Southeastern Canoe Club Challenge

by John Pinyerd
USA Canoe/Kayak
Wildwater Committee Chairman

July 20, 2010 -- Bryson City, NC

Thanks to the efforts of the Nantahala Outdoor Center, with support from the Georgia Canoeing Association and the dedication of several folks (like Wayne Dickert, Chris Hipgrave, and Roger Nott) one of the longest the longest continuously held whitewater races in North America, the Southeastern US Wildwater Championships, will live on to celebrate it's 42th anniversary on August 14th.

In order to generate the most interest among all types of boaters and from "old timers" to "new comers", the event will be tied to the Southeastern Canoe Club Challenge being hosted by the NOC. Here's an overview:

The event will feature both Wildwater/Downriver and Slalom racing. We are coordinating the races so you can do both!

  • The Downriver Race will be from the top of the river at the Forestry Service put in and will end at Finish Line Rock just below Nantahala Falls. The Downriver event is open to boats of all types and we will make classes for them!

  • The Slalom race will be held in the Slalom gates that are located just below the NOC. (Only plastic boats will be allowed to race. Leave your composite boats at home).

Schedule of Events: (Saturday August 14th)

Southeastern Championships Downriver Race

  • Registration 10 to 10:30am ONLY at the Forest Service Put-In
  • Race Starts at 11am from the Forest Service Put-In

Canoe Club Challenge Slalom

  • Registration is at 2:30pm located at the Bridge Gates, Nantahala Outdoor Center
  • Slalom Race starts at 3pm (Only plastic boats will be allowed to race. Leave your composite boats at home)

Awards: 7pm on the Slow Joes deck.

For more information contact:
- Wayne Dickert: (Slalom)
- Chris Hipgrave: (Downriver)
- John Pinyerd:

Be there Pass this on to your friends too!!!!