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Whitewater Open Canoe Downriver Competition
Mixed OC2 class - WWOCDThe purpose of the Whitewater Open Canoe Downriver Committee is: to encourage, sanction and sponsor amateur competition in "whitewater open canoe” at local, regional, national, and international levels.


A whitewater open canoe is a traditional open Canadian or Native American canoe, which is a boat with ends pointed and higher than the middle, symmetrical side-to-side, and propelled with single bladed paddles. There are two categories of canoes used in WWOCD competitions. They are defined as Formula 16 and Formula 14. The Formula 16 classes are intended to include canoes sold for general recreational use. In general, ABS, polyethylene, aluminum and wood/canvas canoes will qualify for inclusion (assuming they meet all weight and dimension requirements) while fiberglass/kevlar/composite and woodstrip canoes will generally be included in the Formula 14 classes. A canoe MUST be or have been a commercially available, general production model to qualify for the Formula 16 classes.


2016 WWOCD National Championships:

  • Date: July 6 - 10, 2016
  • Location: Old Town, ME
  • Schedule:
  • Wednesday - Official Practice Day, Opening Ceremonies, Boat Control
  • Thursday Morning - ACA Nationals for full length downriver racing (~9miles) for OC-1 Women, OC-2 Men, K-1 Long Men, K-1 Short Women (Wildwater kayaks meet ACA's spec for Long Kayaks)
  • Thursday Afternoon - ACA Nationals OC-2 Youth race (3-mile Class 1 race course)
  • Friday Morning - ACA Nationals downriver racing for OC-2 Mixed and OC-2 Jr/Sr
  • Friday Afternoon - ACA Nationals OC-1, K-1 and SUP Youth, and US Wildwater Youth
  • Saturday - All Day - ACA and US Wildwater Sprint Racing - All Divisions
  • Sunday Morning - US Wildwater Nationals Short Classic and ACA downriver for SUP, OC-2 Women, and OC-1 Men
  • Sunday Afternoon - Final Awards and Closing Ceremonies

Results - WWOCD National Championship Races:

Whitewater Open Canoe Downriver Governance:

Whitewater Open Canoe Downriver Links:

The Havens' - OC2 Mens class - WWOCD Kent Ford - OC1 class - WWOCD Father/Son class - WWOCD


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