FB Paddle Racing, Inc. is a North Carolina non-profit entity whose purpose is to foster competition in all types of paddlesports racing, particularly on the French Broad River. Our primary event is the two-day FRENCH BROAD CLASSIQUE, held annually on the fourth weekend of April (2015 dates are April 25-26) near Asheville, North Carolina. The French Broad Classique has paddling events for competitors of every experience level and craft: canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. Competitors can come for one or both days and are welcome to switch to different boats or different classes.

FB Paddle Racing has hosted two (2) National Championships on the French Broad River: the 2014 USCA Aluminum Canoe/Downriver Kayak Nationals in Henderson County (upstream of Asheville), and the 2008 ACA Whitewater Open Canoe Downriver Nationals in Madison County (downstream of Asheville).

In addition to the events listed above, FB Paddle Racing helps to promote races in other places. Click here to access information on other races.

Last updated July 17, 2014