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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, USA Canoe&Kayak, and the Washington Kayak Club, the League organizes wildwater races as well as races and training clinics in whitewater slalom.


The Latest Pacific Northwest Racing News & Results


Are you interested in Wildwater Themed Group Paddles - Do you like to paddle your wildwater boat? Then, Join us for the  Doughnut Paddle in September, Pumpkin paddle in November, Cookie paddle in December, and more!!  Contact the league for more information.

The 2020 Wildwater Pumpkin Paddle broke a record for participation with 5 wildwater paddlers! NF Stillaguamish River November 29, 2020.


The run goes through the 2004 OSO slide near Darrington, WA.  For a focus on the geologic changes, see Jacob Selander's video





WKC Fall Cedar River Slalom Race, November 7-8, 2020

race results below

HERE is a PDF flyer of everything you need to know for the weekend of fun.

And HERE is the  COVID-19 Plan for the 2020 Fall Cedar River Slalom and Downriver Races

NOTE: Pre-registration is preferred for the Cedar Race

It's easy to do on the Washington Kayak Club website at:


The gates are in prime condition and practicing has been going on full force, especially Saturdays and Sundays! 

Click HERE great photos of training on the gates by Richard G. Ivey



Race day images by Richard G. Ivey are HERE. He says, "People should feel free to download any image they want and if they would like a copy without my watermark I would be happy to send them a copy." Contact him at: rgivey61@gmail.com

Race day drop box images by Tom O'keefe are at:






The 2020

Northwest Cup Schedule

can be found HERE

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59th Annual Salmon la Sac

A bunch of paddlers happened upon one another at Salmon la Sac on June 8-9, 2020 and decided to have a slalom race party. Then gates were quickly fashioned and hung below the private property and all of a sudden there was a race! Physical distancing was maintained at all times during gate judging, racing, "awards," and in general, hanging out. It was a busy weekend for rec boaters running the Cooper and Cle Elum gorge and they all enjoyed testing their skills on the "course."

maintaining Covid-19 distancing protocol


2020 Race Results

Cedar (fall) Complete (xlsx), by class (PDF), by time (PDF)

Bull Run [pdf] or [docx]

Cedar (spring)  HERE

Riverhouse Rendezvous was cancelled

Salmon la Sac slalom | wildwater results




old posts HERE

Updated March 5, 2020

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this page updated on: Monday November 30, 2020 08:11 PM -0800