The New England Canoe and Kayak Racing Association is an organization run by volunteers, dedicated to advancing the sport of canoe and kayak racing for paddlers of all skill levels. NECKRA seeks to support established and successful community boating programs to facilitate awareness of and interest in marathon and downriver racing.

Important Announcements from NECKRA President

March 2021

The 2021 race schedule has been prepared knowing full well that there may be changes or cancellations because of the on-going pandemic. Many race directors, however, are hoping that the increased distribution of the vaccines will allow the northeastern states to open up their restrictions on gatherings and boat ramp permits, thereby allowing for the running of their races.

Safety is the primary issue with any planning for 2021 paddlesport racing. But there is encouraging news every day about the coronavirus control prospects.Increased vaccine production and distribution, and the ability of race directors to incorporate safety measures, such as online pre-registration or self-registration, and all the virus protocols for being with others, make it possible for us to dream.

So, unless otherwise noted, the races should be considered tentative and hopeful. There may very well be additional races scheduled at a later date, especially downriver races. But this is what we have at this time.

Special thanks to our loyal business sponsors, who have stuck with us through a year of very few races. Hope to see you on the water!

Priscilla Reinertsen, NECKRA President