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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 as well as races and training clinics in whitewater slalom.


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 Mark the dates on your calendar and join us this year

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The 58th Annual Washington Kayak Club Salmon la Sac Slalom Race 

Over 30 racers from as far as Idaho and Bend, Oregon, ages 9 through 70+, enjoyed hot, sunny weather.

And a fantastic slalom course designed by David Johnson. 

Many thanks to the hard-working course construction crew: 

David Johnson, Rufus Knapp, Bert Hinckley, Dawn Meekhof, Patrick Blackwell, Victor Kress, Peter Stekel, Jennie Goldberg, and Bob Duffner. 

The course was completed in record time on Friday. 

About 20 paddlers enjoyed the group paddle down the river on Saturday, too. 

 It was at a primo level for the play wave!

See you Next Year.   

All Race Results HERE:

2019 Race Info HERE [doc] or HERE [pdf]



20TH ANNIVERSARY RICH WEISS SLALOM RACE  MAY 4-5, 2019 - part of the NW Cup Series!!

Results HERE

The event is Saturday and Sunday, May 4/5.
Course will be set Friday evening with open training all day Saturday.

Brendan Curson is happy to do an adult slalom session at noon on Saturday.

The race is named for American Olympian Richard Weiss who trained at the Tamihi Rapids on the Chilliwack River throughout the 1980's and 1990's. Rich left us too early in an incident on the White Salmon River in Washington a year after placing 5th at the 1996 Olympics.

Open to all whitewater paddlers,
Competitive and recreational classes available. Camping near the course.  Motels and hotels within 20 minutes.

Email Brendan Curson for more information at ccekayakcoach@gmail.com

 Unlike WA and OR slalom races, PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE

Competitive event:

Recreational event:


Brendan Curson
Head Coach
CCE Paddling Club
1.306.250.7278 (c)


Riverhouse Rendezvous!
March 30 and 31, 2019.

Results HERE

Whitewater slalom race on class III - at the Riverhouse hotel at the north end of downtown Bend, OR on the Deschutes River.

The race organizer is Topher Robertson of the Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe paddlesport shop in Bend.  Topher can be reached at: 541 317 9407 or topher.r.tumalocreek@gmail.com    https://tumalocreek.com/

There are  discounts rates for lodging at the Riverhouse Hotel for racers.  The code can be found on the Event website https://tumalocreek.com/events/riverhouse-rendezvous/

What a treat to have a slalom course hanging right outside your hotel room!  You can change in your room where it's warm and cozy.  It's Bend in the spring, so it could be sunny or snowy

They are still looking for more volunteers, so let Topher know if you can help out!  In particular are looking for people to cover:

- Registration
- Chief of Timing/Scoring
- Chief Judge

Race Details

March 28, 10am- Course Construction

March 29-30, Training;

Saturday March 30th- Final Course Design

11-4pm- Registration

March 31, 9am Mandatory racers meeting

10am- Session one slalom race;

12:30pm- Session two slalom race

3-4pm- Course take down

4pm- Award


Entry Fee: Adults $25, $20 for ACA Members

Juniors $15, $10 for ACA Members

 In addition, Tumalo Creek is hosting an ACA Instructor Development Workshop, Exam, and Instructor Update the week of spring break, March 25-29. This course coincides perfectly with the Riverhouse Rendezvous race, in Bend, taking place March 30th & 31st. You can come for the week, participate in the ACA course or recertification, take a rest or practice day Saturday, and race Sunday.

ACA Course Details

Instructor Development Workshop and Certification Exam $550, March 25-29, 8:30am - 5pm

Instructor Update $250, March 28-29, 8:30am - 5pm

Instructors - Glenna and Earl Alderson, Hampshire College

Reservation Link, https://tumalocreek.com/tour/aca-instructor-development-workshop/

WKC SPRING FLING - Cedar River Races   March 16-17, 2019

Details: PDF | DOCX


Race Results HERE

FALL CEDAR RACE 2018  Nov 3-4, 2019
Race Results
HERE || Details here:  {PDF HERE | DOCX HERE}

Are you a Student??

The 4th annual Collegiate Whitewater Fest is Nov. 3, 2018. Set on the beautiful Skykomish river, free, and open to anyone attending high school or college at least part time.

Sponsored by World Kayak, Outdoor Adventure Center, and many others.

 This event is among the very few races for students only and brings boaters from all over the northwest! IF you're going, please register online so we can have enough food and prizes for everyone.

registration link:
bit.ly/collegiatewhitewaterfestregistration2018Collegiate Race on the Skykomish

Facebook event page

Then head over to the Cedar River for a slalom race on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018.  Open to all ages and types of whitewater craft!  www.nwwhitewter.org





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


Interested in slalom paddling in Canada? 

Check out this new Facebook page.



Updated 10/29/2018

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this page updated on: Wednesday June 05, 2019 07:02 PM -0700