March 31 - April 1, 2012
This is the premier event for colleges and universities from across the country to compete in canoe and kayak downriver racing. There will be individual as well as team races in kayak and both solo and tandem canoes. Whether you have an experienced paddling program or one that is just starting up, attendance at the National Championships will provide camaraderie, networking, and of course all the fun associated with racing! More importantly, once a student experiences the fun and excitement of paddlesports they will be able to carry those skills and enthusiasm past their collegiate years and develop it into a family and lifetime activity.
Date: March 31 - April 1 - Event Listing
Location: Tuckaseegee River
- Inidvidual Races on Saturday (K1W, K1M, OC2, OC1W, OC1M, Exhibition)
- Team Relay on Sunday (OC2 & K1)
- Awards Ceremony
- Race Headquarters - TBA
- Event Registration - Coming soon!
- Weekend Schedule - Coming soon!
- Camping location - TBA
- Scoring Overview
- Collegiate Race Series Rules - Under Review
Each College or University can send one or more teams to compete in the ACA Collegiate Race Series National Championships. A full team consists of 3 men and 3 women (and a faculty advisor) though teams can be comprised of more or less than that number. Each team must have a designated team captain or coach.
The downriver event generally follows the format listed below:
1. The canoes eligible for competition can be ABS, polyethylene or aluminum canoes (assuming they meet all weight and dimension requirements) while canoes constructed from fiberglass, kevlar, or composites thereof, and wood-strip canoes will generally not be eligible. A canoe MUST be or have been a commercially available, general production model to qualify. In questionable cases, the Race Director shall decide with reference to the intent of this rule.
2. The kayaks eligible for competition can be ABS or polyethylene (assuming they meet all weight and dimension requirements) while kayaks constructed from fiberglass, kevlar, or composites thereof will generally not be eligible. A kayak MUST be or have been a commercially available, general production model to qualify. The kayak may not exceed 13 feet and 2 inches in over all length. Wildwater kayaks or wavehoppers will have their own exhibition class. Individual medals will be awarded, but they will not count towards the overall team point total. In questionable cases, the Race Director shall decide with reference to the intent of this rule.
3. Course: downriver, moving water up to class two rapids. Distance between 2 and 5 miles.
Day 1. Individual and team races: classes - OC1 Men, OC1 Women, OC2, K1 Men, K1 Women and Exhibition.
Day 2. Team Relay - A six person team (schools can enter more than one team) composed of at least two women and two men. The tandem canoe (leg 1 and 2) and solo kayak (leg 3 and 4) acts as the baton and each of the tandem canoe pairs and solo kayakers complete one of the four consecutive relay legs. A portage may be added if conditions allow.
5. Scoring: Individual medals are awarded for 1st through 3rd place for each of the five individual and team race classes. Group points, to determine the overall team winner, are a combination of points earned through both the individual and mixed race classes and the team relay.
- 2012 Results - To be decided!
- 2010 Results - Tuckaseegee River, NC
- 2009 Results - Rappahannock River, VA
- 2008 Results - Rappahannock River, VA
- 2007 Results - Rappahannock River, VA
For additional information, please contact Race Director Trey Knight.