[Photo by Scott Broam]

FB Paddle Racing, Inc. is a non-profit entity primary purpose is to organize the French Broad Classique every April; click here for information on the French Broad Classique. FB Paddle Racing also attempts to foster competition in all types of paddle sports racing by providing the information below about other events in North Carolina and neighboring states.

Relatively early each year, the North Carolina Canoe Racing Association publishes a list of both flatwater and whitewater races of potential interest to North Carolina paddle sports racers. To see the most current list, CLICK HERE.

LINKS TO WEB SITES OF RACE SANCTIONING BODIES

United States Canoe Association [primarily flat water canoe racing]
American Canoe Association [primarily whitewater canoe racing]
USA Canoe Kayak [primarily Olympic event racing]
East Coast Outrigger Racing Association [primarily outrigger canoe racing]
World Paddle Association [primarily stand up paddleboard (SUP) racing]

LINKS TO WEB SITES OF RACE SERIES OR CALENDERS OF MULTIPLE EVENTS
North Carolina Canoe Racing Association list
Whitewater Open Canoe Downriver page
USA Wildwater page
Southeast Paddle Sport Championship Series page
List of Top 25 ultra distance races in U.S.

LINKS TO INDIVIDUAL RACE WEB SITES

Tame the Tyger River Race and Festival
Second weekend of April, North Tyger River, Class II-III, 7.5 miles, Spartanburg, South Carolina

Beast at Belew's Lake
Third weekend of April, Belew's Lake, 10 miles, Stoneville, North Carolina

French Broad Classique
Fourth weekend of April, French Broad River, fast moving flat water, Asheville, North Carolina

Nelson Downriver Canoe and Kayak Race
First weekend of May, Tye River, Class I-II+, 8 miles, Lovingston, Virginia

Rivanna River Regatta
Second weekend of May, Rivanna River, Class I, 6 miles, Charlottesville, Virginia

Great Rappahannock Whitewater Canoe Race
First weekend of June, Rappahannock River, Class I-II, 5 miles, Fredericksburg, Virginia

Smith River Fest
Second weekend of August, Smith River, Class I but fast water, Bassett (Martinsville), Virginia

Southeasterns
Middle weekend of August, Nantahala River, Class II-III, 8 miles, Bryson City, North Carolina

Last updated August 10, 2014