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2012 Race Schedule


Note: Dates listed in gray are 2011 dates.

March April May June July August September October November

Date
Start Time

Type
Distance

NECKRA
Point Series

Race Name
Location

Contact Information

 March (top)

3/3

FL

 

Florida West Coast Canoe & Kayak Championships
Clearwater, FL

Web: www.clearwatercanoeclub.com 

3/10
12:00

FL

3.75
Open Water

 

Snow Row
Hull, MA

Web Site

3/12

FL
11.4, 5

 

Pickle Race
Rotary Park, Tampa, FL

Glennis Williams  727-455-9188
ggawilliams@juno.com
 

3/17-3/18

Slalom

 

Salmon Slalom
Salmon River - Colchester, CT

http://ACA.Whitewater-Slalom.us

3/31

DR
6

St. George River Race
St George River - Searsmont, Maine

More Info on MACKRO.org

3/31
11:30

DR
5, 2.5


Scantic Spring Splash
Scantic River - Somersville to Hazardville, CT

Web: www.scanticspringsplash.org
Mike Dynia  
860-745-9986
Jeff Dynia jeffdynia@hotmail.com 



3/31
1:00

DR Clinic

 

Westfield Whitewater Novice Clinic
State DPW Yard - Huntington, MA

Ed Smith
paddling4fun@gmail.com
413-636-2397

Web: www.westfieldriverraces.com

 April (top)

4/1

DR
6


Hockanum River Race
Hockanum River - Vernon/Manchester, CT to East Hartford, CT

Andy Mckenzie  860-803-3700
kahtadin80@yahoo.com


4/1

DR
4.5 mi


39th Tenandeho White Water Derby
Tenandeho Creek
Mechanicville N.Y

John Casey
canoejr@msn.com
518-810-7579

4 1/2 mile whitewater downriver race. Registration 9am-11am at Spacial Dynamic on Main St

4/7

FL

 

Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic
Cameron County, PA

Randy Bailey
beetlecamp@yahoo.com
814-546-2011

Web: www.canoeclassic.org 

4/7

DR

Passagassawakeag Stream Race 
Passagassawakeag Stream - Waldo, Maine

More Info on MACKRO.org

4/7
11:00

DR
5 - DR Series
7 - FL Series




Ware River Ice Breaker
Ware River - Barre, MA

Charlie Brackett
603-585-7167

4/7
1:00

DR Clinic

 

Westfield Whitewater Novice Clinic
State DPW Yard - Huntington, MA

Ed Smith
paddling4fun@gmail.com
413-636-2397

Web: www.westfieldriverraces.com

4/14

DR

Souadabscook Sprint and DR Race

More Info on MACKRO.org

4/14

DR
Pentathlon

Rites of Spring Pentathlon
Whiteface Mtn
Wilmington, NY

Charlie Cowan
518-524-7003
ccowan@janney.com

This is a multi-sport race with a downriver leg. The other four legs are xc skiing, downhill skiing, running and biking.
http://www.ritesofspring.net

4/14

FL
6

 

River Rat Race
* New * also a 5k Run in the morning
Millers River - Athol to Orange, MA

Web: www.riverratrace.com
978-249-9038



4/14

 

 

Shark Bite Canoe & Kayak Race
Honeymoon Island State Park
Dunedin, FL

Web Site  

4/14
9am

River Cleanup

Quinnipiac River Watershed Assn. Source to Sound Cleanup
Quinnipiac River - Meriden, CT

Quinnipiac River
540 Oregon Road
Meriden, CT
(203)-237-2845

David James

Web Site

4/14
1:00

DR Clinic

 

Westfield Whitewater Novice Clinic
State DPW Yard - Huntington, MA

Ed Smith
paddling4fun@gmail.com
413-636-2397

Web: www.westfieldriverraces.com

4/15

FL
12, 15


River Rat Race Pro/Am
Millers River - Orange to Athol then back again, MA

Web: www.riverratrace.com
978-249-9038


4/15

DR

Marsh Stream Sprint & DR Race

More Info on MACKRO.org

4/18

Slalom

 

Blackwater Slalom
Blackwater River - Webster, NH

http://ACA.Whitewater-Slalom.us

4/21
9am-12pm

River Cleanup

13th Annual Charles River Cleanup
Charles River - Boston, MA

Web Site
508-698-6810
rotc@crwa.org

4/21

DR

45th Annual Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race
Kenduskeag to Bangor, ME

Web: www.kenduskeagstreamcanoerace.com 

4/21

DR

 

Westfield Wildwater Races - Novice
State DPW Yard - Huntington, MA

Ed Smith
paddling4fun@gmail.com
413-636-2397

Web: www.westfieldriverraces.com

4/22

DR

 

Westfield Wildwater Races - Expert
Knightville Dam - Huntington, MA

Ed Smith
paddling4fun@gmail.com
413-636-2397

Web: www.westfieldriverraces.com

4/28
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

DR
8


Wappingers Creek Water Derby
Wappingers Creek - Pleasant Valley to Poughkeepsie, NY

Web: www.aquaticexplorers.org
Sandy  845-635-3463
pbennett62@aol.com   

4/28

FL

 

Middleboro Park Dept & Taunton Watershed Canoe Race
Middleboro/Taunton, MA

Fran Cass
508-946-2440
fcass@middleborough.com

Rain date of 4/29

4/28-4/29

Slalom

 

NE Whitewater Triple Crown Championships
Tarriffville Gorge, CT

Web: http://www.tvilletriplecrown.com/ 

4/28-4/29

DR
3

 

Wild Water Derby
Canandaigua Outlet, Shortsville, NY

Web: http://www.wildwaterderby.com/ 

4/29

FL
26, 19, 9, 6, relay


Run of the Charles Canoe & Kayak Race
Charles River - Boston, MA

Web: www.charlesriver.org
508-698-6810   rotc@crwa.org


4/29

DR
6.2


Sturbridge Lions River Race
Quinebaug River, Turners Field in Sturbridge, MA

Web Site


 May (top)

5/1

Triathlon

 

Downeast Adventure Race - Maine
Mountain Bike, Downriver Canoe, Run, Sea Kayak

Web Site

5/1

WW  Slalom
Class II

 

Kenduskeag Slalom Race
Kenduskeag Stream, Valley Ave. & Exchange St., Bangor, ME
New England Slalom Series

Clayton Cole   207 285 7886 days
207 285 7356 evenings
c1cole@roadrunner.com 
Web: http://aca.whitewater-slalom.us/a-maine.htm 

5/4-5/6

FL
5, 12, 14

 

Canton Canoe Weekend 
Grasse River, Canton, NY

Chuck Bolesh
315-379-9241
bolesh1@gmail.com

5/5
11:00

FL
9, 19



Upper Ashuelot 
Ashuelot River - Keene, NH

Tom Warner  603-399-7249
twarner3@yahoo.com  



5/5

DR
6 Novice
6.5 Expert

 

Naugatuck Valley River Race
Waterbury to Beacon Falls, CT

Web Site
David Faber  860-274-6213

5/6
11:00

FL
15, 8 (rec)



Lower Ashuelot River Race
Ashuelot River - Winchester, NH

John Kazimierczyk  603-239-4633
johnkaz1@gis.net  

5/6

DR
1, 5


Otter Brook Canoe and Kayak Race
Otter Brook, Roxbury, NH

Rosemary Longo-Nutt
roseisarose@hotmail.com
860-531-9727 or 508-873-6781


5/6

FL

 

East Hartford Hockanum Canoe & Kayak Race
Hockanum River - East Hartford, CT

Paula J. Saaf
ehhrc@yahoo.com

860-558-0783

The East Hartford Hockanum river race is a 6-mile course of winding, swift and flat water through the town. There is about 1-mile of flat, moving water on the Connecticut River. The race starts at Labor Field in East Hartford, CT at 11 p.m. Registration starts at 9 AM. There is $10 per paddler fee. Personal Floation Devices are required and a 18" line must be attached to the boat. There is 1 mandatory portage at Goodwin Lane around 3 dams. Start at Burnside & Walnut Streets.

5/8

FL
15, 30, 60

 

Aroostook River 60 Mile Canoe/Kayak Race
Ashland to Fort Fairfield, Maine

Web Site

5/9

Slalom

 

Fiddlehead Slalom
Winooski River - East Montpelier, VT

http://ACA.Whitewater-Slalom.us

5/12

DR
5.5 mi


Boateater Challenge
Farmington River
Burlington, CT

Eric Jones
july4jones@gmail.com
860-844-0293
Web Site



5/15

FL
10.5

 

'Round the Mountain Canoe Race
Saranac Lake - Adirondacks, NY

Web: www.macscanoe.com
brian@macscanoe.com
518-891-2744

5/16

Slalom

 

Covered Bridge Slalom
Housatonic River - West Cornwall, CT

http://ACA.Whitewater-Slalom.us

5/19

DR
12


36th Annual Blackstone Canoe & Kayak Race
Blackstone River -  Uxbridge, MA

canoerace@thebrwa.org

Web: www.thebrwa.org

 New Location This Year 

5/20

FL
12, 3 (+5k run)


13th Annual Mystic Herring Run Festival
Mystic River - Somerville, MA

Web: http://mysticriver.org/herring-run/
781-316-3438

5/20

DR


Quinnipiac Downriver Classic
32nd Annual Race!
Quinnipiac River - Southington, CT

Web: www.qrwa.org
Dan Pelletier 
860-347-6576 

5/22-5/23

Slalom

 

10 Mile Clinic & Slalom
10 Mile River - Webatuck, NY

http://ACA.Whitewater-Slalom.us

5/25-5/28

FL
4, 12, 18, 35 Relay, 70

 

General Clinton Canoe Regatta
Susquehanna River - Cooperstown, NY to Bainbridge, NY

www.canoeregatta.org

5/26

DR


Putnam/Brooklyn Quinebaug
Quinebaug River
Putnam, CT

CANCELLED FOR 2012

Lance Collins
860-779-2160

 June (top)

6/5

FL
9

 

Tupper Lake 9 Miler
Tupper Lake, Adirondacks, NY

Web: www.macscanoe.com
macadk@northnet.org
518-891-2744

6/6
6:15 pm

FL
5.5, 2.5


Not That Dam Race
Littleville Reservoir - Huntington, MA

Jeff DeFeo
sjsdefeo@verizon.net
413-354-9684


6/9

FL
pro - ~15 mi amateur - 12


Wild Goose Chase
Lenox, MA

Patty Spector
patty.spector@verizon.net
413.637.2597


6/10

FL
7.5, 3.75


Spring Fling at Glasgo Pond
Glasgo Pond - Griswold, CT

Ray Thiel  860-564-2443
prma1@comcast.net
 
Glenn Clark  860-848-2699  


6/12-6/13

Dragon

 

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival
Boston, MA

Web: http://www.bostondragonboat.org/ 

6/12

FL
8.5, 3.5

 

6th Annual WRWA River Run
Westport River - Westport, MA

Web: http://www.westportwatershed.org
508-636-3016

6/13
6:30 PM

FL
10k, 6k, 3k


Holyoke Rows Boathouse Challenge
Holyoke Rows Boathouse
Holyoke, MA

Mark Wendolowski
lmsc80@yahoo.com

413-626-3862

Web: www.holyokerows.org 

6/16
11:00 am

FL
10, 5


Sugarball Island Classic
NHTI Boathouse, Concord, NH

Tom Walton  603-746-3207
twhrf@comcast.net
   

6/17

DR


Dragon Slayer
Deerfield Dryway

Mark Wendolowski
lmsc80@yahoo.com

This is a class IV downriver race on starting from the Monroe Bridge put in to the bottom of the Labyrinth Rapid on the Deerfield Dryway. Part of the Lozer Cup Race Series

6/19 - 7/1

FL/DR
350 miles

 

Saskatchewan Canoe Quest Clearwater River/La Loche, SK

Web: www.saskcanoequest.ca 

6/23
6:00 PM

FL
6 miles

 

Southside Tavern Sundowner Kennebec River
on the island
Skowhegan, ME

John Alsop  207-474-4650
johnalsop@beeline-online.net

6 miles on the Kennebec River. Please note new date to coincide with local river festival

6/24
11:00 am

FL
1.5 Youth
10


6th Annual Nashua River Canoe & Kayak Race
Nashua River - Groton, MA

Dan Rabinkin  781-799-8292
rabinkin@msn.com
 


6/25

FL
5k

 

Lake Gardner Classic
Lake Gardner Beach, Amesbury MA

Steve Nyman: 978-388-2507
Bernadette Lucas: 978-388-1592
www.lgia.org
 

6/30

DR


Charlemont Downriver Race
Deerfield River - Charlemont, MA

Web: www.nedcs.com
Charley Brackett  603-585-7167

 July (top)

7/1

DR


Deerfield Riverfest Wildwater Race
Deerfield Dryway

Mark Wendolowski
lmsc80@yahoo.com

This is a class IV downriver race on starting from the Monroe Bridge put in to the bottom of the Labyrinth Rapid on the Deerfield Dryway. Part of the Lozer Cup Race Series

7/2-7/3

FL

 

The Lake Placid International Regatta
Flatwater Sprint Canoe/Kayak Races
Lake Placid, NY

Web: www.lakeplacidinternational.com/   
Terry Kent  518-523-1842
terry@lakeplacidinternational.com

7/3-7/4

Outrigger & Kayak

 

Toronto Harbour International Challenge
Toronto, Canada

http://www.torontooutriggerchallenge.ca/ 

7/4
11:00 am

FL
5


4th of July Contoocook River Race
Contoocook River - Contoocook, NH

Priscilla & Terje Reinertsen  603-746-6491
prtsen1@comcast.net
 

7/7
11:00

FL
6


Jurgen Igel Memorial Race
Littleville Lake - Huntington, MA

Jeff DeFeo
sjsdefeo@verizon.net
413-354-9684

http://www.westfieldriverraces.com/igel.html

7/10

FL
7.5

 

Callicoon Canoe Regatta
Callicoon, NY  to Skinner's Falls, NY on the Upper Delaware River

Web: www.callicooncanoeregatta.com

7/15
11:00 am

FL
7, 3.5


Connecticut C-1 Championships
Connecticut River - Windsor, CT

Jim Roberts  412-527-6078

7/15
11:00

FL
7.5


14th Annual Chief Worumbo Androscoggin River Race
Auburn, ME

Margi Huber
207-782-2302


7/16

Warren Adventures Canoe and Kayak Race
Warren, PA

Web Site

7/24-7/29

FL
120

 

AuSable River Canoe Marathon
Grayling, MI

Web: http://www.ausablecanoemarathon.org/ 

7/25
6:00 PM

FL
5

 

Chocolate Bowl
Stockbridge Bowl
Rt. 183
Stockbridge, MA

Gary Miller  413-298-3411
gwmiller01@aol.com

5 mile flatwater race. 2 laps around the lake. Register at 5pm. $10. Canoes and kayaks. Many classes.

7/28-7/30

FL

 

Empire State Regatta
Erie Canal
7 Lift bridge Lane W
Fairport, NY

Pete Abele
585-748-2628

200, 500, 1000 meter, 2 & 5 kilometer, and 10 mile races. This is a three day event starting on July 28 and ending July 30.

Web: www.empirestateregatta.com

7/30

FL
6.5

 

21st Annual Great River Race
Starts in Norwell, MA

This is your opportunity to paddle the beautiful North River! For a fun-filled, challenging day on the North River, nothing beats the Great River Race, sponsored by the North and South Rivers Watershed Association, on Saturday, July 30th.

All skill levels, from novice to racer, are invited to take part in the race. Non-motorized vessels including canoes, kayaks, and rowboats participate in the race piloted by people of all ages. (Participants 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.) Other categories include best decorated boat or boater, family canoe, men’s and woman’s double and single canoe, senior citizens divisions, single men’s and women’s kayak, and dories of all kinds. The race is fun, challenging and a great way as an individual, or with friends and family, to enjoy the rivers and support the NSRWA. Registration will begin at the Union St. Bridge in Norwell at 10:00 am and the race will start at 11:30 am.

Post race Awards Celebration will begin at 2:30 pm at McGreal’s Tavern on West St. in Norwell Center.

To download the registration form on line go to www.nsrwa.org or contact the North & South Rivers Watershed Association at (781) 659-8168 or e-mail paula@nsrwa.org

 August (top)

8/4

FL
12


New England Championships
CT River

Peter Heed
pheed@co.cheshire.nh.us
603.933.7276


8/4

FL
5, 2.5

Laurel Lake Association Canoe & Kayak Race
Laurel Lake - Fitzwilliam, NH

Charley Brackett  603-585-7167

8/5

FL
12, 6 or 4

8th Annual West Grand Lake Race
Grand Lake Stream, ME

Mark Berry
mberry@downeastlakes.org
(207) 796-2100

Web Site


8/7-8/12

FL

 

USCA Canoe & Kayak Nationals
Warren, PA

Web: http://www.uscanoe.com/

8/8-8/10

Slalom

 

2010 Open Canoe Slalom Nationals & North American Championships
Lafayette, CO

Web: http://aca.whitewater-slalom.us/ocs2011n

8/13

Wooden Canoe Festival
Medway, Maine

207-723-4443
info@katahdinmaine.com
Web Site

8/18

FL


CT River Challenge Bissel Bridge Boat Launch
Windsor, CT

Ted and Michelle Kenyon
860-439-0332
ted.kenyon@sbcglobal.net

8/18
12:30 PM

FL
7 mi

Great River Race North River
Union St Bridge
Marshfield, MA

Paula Christy
781-659-8168
paula@nsrwa.org

A 7 mile race with the tide upriver from Marshfield Massachusetts to Hanover Massachusetts. All paddlers welcome.  

Web Site

8/18

Dragon

 

Candlewood Lake Dragon Boat Race
Candlewood Lake
Lynn Deming Park
New Milford, CT

Mark Howarth
860-354-6928
clainfo@earthlink.net
www.candlewoodlakedragonboatrace.shutterfly.com

Dragon Boat Races - amateur teams of 20 paddlers and 1 drummer will race 4 at a time, head to head down a 200-meter, 4-lane racecourse in multiple heats. All equipment provided, no experience necessary.

8/20-8/21

Dragon

 

10th Annual Riverfront Dragonboat & Asian Festival  CT River, Hartford, CT

860-713-3131 
dragonboat@riverfront.org
http://riverfront.org 

8/24
6:00 PM

FL
5

 

Cookie Bowl
Stockbridge Bowl
Rt. 183
Stockbridge, MA

Gary Miller  413-298-3411
gwmiller01@aol.com

5 mile flatwater race. 2 laps around the lake. Register at 5pm. $10. Canoes and kayaks. Many classes.

 September (top)

9/7-9/9

FL
90

 

Adirondack Canoe Classic - "The 90 Miler"
Old Forge to Saranac Lake, NY

Web: www.macscanoe.com

9/9
11:00

FL
8.6, 3.5, 1


3rd Annual Great Stone Dam Classic
Merrimack River - Lawrence, MA

Web Site

9/9
1:30 PM

Tri

The Contoocook Carry
Contoocook River
275 Park Avenue
Contoocook, NH

Web Site

Mary Congoran
603-568-2783
tcongoran@hotmail.com

2 mile run, 5 mile paddle with a portage and a 14 mile bike ride. Families and costumes welcome. All proceeds go to provide fuel assistance for those in need during our NH winter.

9/14-9/16

DR

USACK Wildwater Team Trials
Fife Brook Section of Deerfield River

Mark Wendolowski
lmsc80@yahoo.com

9/15

FL
(open water)

Lighthouse to Lighthouse Race
Shady Beach
Norwalk, CT

Web Site

Gary Williams
garyewilliams@gmail.com


9/16
9:30 am

TRI
27 bike
5 paddle
6 run

35th Annual Great Josh Billings Run Aground Triathlon
Great Barrington & Lenox, MA

Web: www.joshbillings.com
Patty Spector  413-637-2597
patty.spector@verizon.net
  


9/19

FL


Bolton Fall Classic
Bolton Lake, Bolton, CT

860-565-9809
richard.tuthill@pw.utc.com

CANCELLED FOR 2012

9/19

Slalom

 

Cascade Falls Slalom
Keuka Outlet - Penn-Yan, NY

http://ACA.Whitewater-Slalom.us

9/23

FL
11.5, 10, 4.5


Connecticut River Paddle Battle
CT River - Bellows Falls, VT

Web: http://www.ctrpaddlebattle.com/
E-mail: ctriver.paddlebattle@ gmail.com

9/23

TRI
14 bike
1.7 paddle
4 run

 

D.W. Field Triathlon - Bike, Boat & Run
Brockton, MA

www.dwftriathlon.org 
508-942-1920

9/24

FL

 

USCA Aluminum Nationals
Bastrop, TX

Web Site

9/27

FL
22, 10

 

Long Lake Long Boat Regatta
Long Lake, Adirondacks, NY

Web: www.macscanoe.com 
macadk@northnet.org
518-891-2744

9/29
1:30 pm

FL 
10k, 5k


Holyoke Rows Holyoke Cup 
Holyoke Rows Boathouse
Holyoke, MA

Mark Wendolowski  413-626-3862
lmsc80@yahoo.com

http://www.holyokerows.org
 

 October (top)

10/2

FL 
7, 4

 

Irma Sagazie Esopus Creek Safari 
Esopus Creek, Saugerties Village Beach, NY

Kelly Myers
yakracer@hotmail.com

(845) 247-9664

10/2-10/3

Slalom

 

Esopus Slalom 
Esopus Creek - Pheonicia, NY

http://ACA.Whitewater-Slalom.us

10/6
9:30

FL

 

Slocum River Challenge
Dartmouth, MA

D'Arcy MacMahon
dmacmahon@lloydcenter.org
508-990-0505 x12
 
http://www.lloydcenter.org/

10/6
10:00 Registration

FL


Millers River Challenge
Featuring the High School Cup 
Millers River - Orange, MA

Shelly St. Cyr

cowslip_fairy@yahoo.com
978-424-7543

Web Site

10/7
11:00
1:30 pm

FL
8, 5
1, 2


Nayaug Canoe & Kayak Race 
CT River - South Glastonbury, CT

Dave Ahlgren  860-633-5665
Deak Fitzgerald  860-633-6496

dahlgren@cox.net
http://www.nayaugcanoerace.org

10/13

TRI
5 paddle
4.5 trail run
7.5 MTB

Tully Lake Triathlon
Tully Lake Campground
Royalston, MA

Keith Bockus 978-249-4957
tullylakecampground@ttor.org
Web Site

10/13

TRI
5 mi trail run
6 mi paddle
15 MTB/cross

White River DisasTOUR Triathlon
White River
Rochester, VT

Sean Linskey 802-767-3425
splinskey@gmail.com
Web Site

Triathlon with:
  • 5 mile trail run
  • 6 mile paddle on moving water with some rocks ( class 1 1/2)
  • 15 mile mountain bike/cross bike
Race Location:
    Green Mountain Bikes
    Rt 100
    Rochester, VT

10/14
11:00

FL
7, 4


Pumpkin Race 
Farmington River - Simsbury, CT

Jim Miller  860-242-7294
jimmycanoe@comcast.net
 

10/16-10/17

Slalom

 

Farmington Slalom 
Farmington River - Otis, MA

http://ACA.Whitewater-Slalom.us

 November (top)

11/4
Noon

FL
7

The Great Potato Race
CT River - Hadley, MA

Adam Gelinas
agelinas@hotmail.com

11/4
After Potato Race

2012 NECKRA Annual Banquet
Dinner, points awards, quick annual meeting and raffle

11/18
9:00

FL
10.6

Delaware & Raritan Canal Race
Somerset, NJ

Dennis German
973-226-6672
Race Director
Race Website

Blackwells Mills Road
Somerset, NJ

The course is 10.6 miles long and takes about 2 hours. There are 3 short portages around the locks. These are on the tow path, which is graveled, and are about 100 yards long each.