Slalom

Nantahala Racing Club Wins Stroke of Achievement Award

  Nantahala Racing Club Wins American Canoe Association’s 2016 Stroke of Achievement Award  Bryson City, N.C. (October, 2017)— Nantahala Racing Club, Western North Carolina’s incubator for aspiring paddlesports athletes, earned recognition by the American Canoe Association for “superior performance and program development” among ACA-affiliated clubs nationwide. The award will be presented to NRC’s special director Chris… Continue reading Nantahala Racing Club Wins Stroke of Achievement Award

Slalom

It’s Slalom Season in the Southeast

It’s race season in the southeast!  Spring always welcomes in a host of well known races held across the southeast. Many of the races are citizen races (open to the public) and offer opportunities for paddlers to test their slalom skills., as well as down river and some good-humored boatercross events. In February, the Alabama… Continue reading It’s Slalom Season in the Southeast

Kids Outdoors, Slalom

NRC Adding Youth Paddling Programs

The Nantahala Race Club (NRC) is committed to increasing youth participation in slalom, freestyle - and just kayaking in general.  This year will bring in a whole new set of programs for slalom, freestyle and recreational boaters to enjoy. This spring will bring in the third season of the Nantahala Kids Club (NKC) sessions. NKC… Continue reading NRC Adding Youth Paddling Programs

Slalom, Women Outdoors

Ladies Day Out At the Collegiate Race Series National Championships

One of the favorite canoe & kayak downriver races is coming up!  The ACA Collegiate Race Series National Championships.  Colleges & Universities from across the country will show up on March 30th at the Tuckasegee River to compete in canoe and kayak downriver racing. What makes the event fun is that it is in both… Continue reading Ladies Day Out At the Collegiate Race Series National Championships

Kayak Technique / Skill Development, Slalom

Another lesson in slalom: The Mess Up Factor

In river running there are times when we mess up: we flip, miss an eddy, blow a line. It is not that it happened that determines whether we are good boaters or not, but how we handle the situation.  The well-known slang phrase “shit happens” is so true in kayaking.  Deal with it.  Having troule… Continue reading Another lesson in slalom: The Mess Up Factor