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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.




 Mark the dates on your calendar and join us this year

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

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

2017 Salmon la Sac 3-4 June - Slalom Results HERE  & Downriver Results HERE

2017 Bull Run NW Cup #4 May 6-7 - Race Results HERE

2017 CEDAR RIVER "Spring Forward" - March 12 - Race Results HERE

 2017 Riverhouse Rendezvous - March 26 - Race Results HERE

Payette Slalom Race August 19-20 CANCELLED

PAYETTE SLALOM RACES - August 19-20, 2017 have been postponed. The required special use permit for the slalom race in August was denied because they are not allowing any more special use permits due to the impact of the crowds during the eclipse weekend.

The race is being rescheduled for SEPTEMBER 16-17th 2017.

The new race date will still include a regular slalom, and extreme slalom, and boater xross.


Be on the look-out for Stolen Boating Gear!

Fellow PNW racers Esther and Steve had their trailer, raft, K-2 and RPM stolen in early July near Yakima, WA.

See attached for details.

Thanks for any help!

9th Annual Blackfoot River Challenge

 Downriver and Slalom Races. 

A Benefit for Missoula Food Bank.
 July 22-23, 2017 near Missoula, Montana


Kayaks, Canoes and Stand Up Paddle Boarders converge on the Big Blackfoot River outside Missoula, MT for a weekend of fun racing. 

ALL proceeds benefit the Missoula Food Bank as well a food drive, so please bring non-perishable food items to donate. 

Cost for the event is $20 for one event and $25 for two or more. 

Events include an 11 mile downriver race (Johnsrud Park to Weigh Station FAS).  Sprint races at Roundup Rapid.  Also Slalom races held at Roundup rapid.  The downriver (around an 11 am start) and sprint (around 4 pm) are on Saturday and the Slalom is on Sunday.  The Downriver race is beginner to expert friendly, the sprint and slalom races are a bit more intermediate and beyond friendly, but hey!!!! give it a try, the slalom course will (should) be up to play on by Friday July 21. 

The Blackfoot River Challenge is a great event for a great cause, come on out and meet some new people and have a good time enjoying the river in Missoula's only multi-faceted paddling event.  We hope to see you there.

Please email w/ any questions:  blackfootriverchallenge@gmail.com

For more info: http://www.trailheadmontana.net/2017/the-5th-annual-blackfoot-river-challenge/



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EVEN MORE photos HERE on Facebook


Upcoming Race:  Roaring River Slalom!  

August 26-27, 2017

PDF flyer HERE 



Cedar River training sessions starts back up again on the first Saturday in September, 2017!

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 plan on attending 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. We'll do short course and long course training.


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

FOR SALE - Slalom Kayak
posted March 28, 2017

Dagger Predator II slalom kayak, Scott Shipley design, very good condition, skirt included.  $800 obo

Alan Burgmuller

Paddler and dog not included in sale price.

FOR SALE - Galasport Sonic

posted June 6, 2017

Profi Lay-up and in Good Condition

Contact Joel Martin at joelmart[at]comcast.net for details.


Updated 03/15/2017

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Some, but not all, older posts HERE

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this page updated on: Sunday July 16, 2017 06:51 PM -0700