Points Series

The NECKRA Points Series provides:
  • A fun way to track your racing
  • Encouragement to participate in more races
  • Competition on a more leveled playing ground
    • Our handicapping system has proven to be a good leveler of gender, age and boat type
  • A chance to win the series and have your name added to a traveling trophy if you win
  • Top series finishers receive engraved glassware prizes
  • All series qualifiers are entered into the year-end prize raffle
NOTE: Some changes have been made to the points series handicaps starting with 2019. These are:
  • Realignment of the Stand Up Paddleboard handicaps
  • Addition of an OC1 handicap
  • Updated the Touring kayak spec to match changes made by USCA
Flatwater Canoe Handicaps
C2 Men 0   minutes/hour
C4 Men +2   minutes/hour
C1 Man -4.5   minutes/hour
C1 Woman -8   minutes/hour
OC1 Man -3.5   minutes/hour
Each Woman in C2 -2   minutes/hour
Rec Canoe: C2 -6   minutes/hour
Stock Canoe: C2 -3.5   minutes/hour
Stock Canoe: C1 -6.5   minutes/hour
Stand Up Paddle Board (Man) -10   minutes/hour
Stand Up Paddle Board (Woman) -13.5   minutes/hour
Downriver Canoe Handicaps
For Composite Canoes
Composite C2 Stock +3   minutes/hour
C2 Race (i.e. X or XX) +5   minutes/hour
Marathon Boat (any type) +6   minutes/hour
C1 Man 0   minutes/hour
C1 Woman -5   minutes/hour
Each Woman in C2 -2   minutes/hour
For ABS Canoes
C2 Men 0   minutes/hour
C1 Man -2   minutes/hour
C1 Woman -7   minutes/hour
Each Woman in C2 -2   minutes/hour
Age Handicaps (for all canoe & kayak series)
Each Paddler 60-69 -1   minutes/hour
Each Paddler 70-74 -2   minutes/hour
Each Paddler 75-79 -3   minutes/hour
Each Paddler 80-84 -4.5   minutes/hour
Each Paddler 85-89 -6.5   minutes/hour
Each Junior 15-18 -3   minutes/hour
Each Junior 10-14 -5   minutes/hour
Each Junior <10 -7   minutes/hour
Kayak Handicaps for Flatwater Series
USCA Unlimited - including:
- ICF Olympic and Buschnell Wave Series
- Any other kayak not fitting into another class
- over 20' in length OR < 18" at 4" water line
0   minutes/hour
USCA Touring and USCA Sea Kayak - including:
- ICF Downriver and ICF Trainers 
- 20' or less in length AND >17" at 4" waterline
-2   minutes/hour
USCA Recreational
- 16' or less in length AND >22" at 4" waterline
-4   minutes/hour
K1 Short - 13'2" or less in overall length -6   minutes/hour
K2 (2 person kayak)
- Sea Kayak or ICF Racing type
+5   minutes/hour
If Plastic (Downriver or Flatwater) include an additional: -1   minutes/hour
If K1 woman include an additional: -4   minutes/hour
For each woman in a K2 include an additional: -2   minutes/hour
Kayak Handicaps for Downriver Series
USCA Unlimited - including:
- ICF Olympic and Buschnell Wave Series
- Any other kayak not fitting into another class
- over 20' in length OR < 18" at 4" water line
0   minutes/hour
USCA Touring - including:
- ICF Downriver and ICF Trainers 
- 20' or less in length AND >17" at 4" waterline
-2   minutes/hour
USCA Sea Kayak
- with bulkheads and hatches (unless pre-2000)
- max length of 18' AND at least 8.5% of length at 4" waterline
- Wavehopper Kayak (plastic)
-3   minutes/hour
USCA Recreational
- 16' or less in length AND >22" at 4" waterline
-4   minutes/hour
K1 Short - 13'2" or less in overall length -6   minutes/hour
K2 (2 person kayak)
- Sea Kayak or ICF Racing type
+5   minutes/hour
If Plastic (Downriver or Flatwater) include an additional: -1   minutes/hour
If K1 woman include an additional: -4   minutes/hour
For each woman in a K2 include an additional: -2   minutes/hour