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2015 ACA Whitewater Open Canoe Downriver National Championships
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2015 ACA Whitewater Open Canoe Downriver National Championships

Penobscot River - Old Town, Maine

7/22/2015 to 7/26/2015
When: 7/22/2015
Where: Penobscot River
Old Town, Maine  04468
United States
Contact: Scott Phillips

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Event Dates:

  • July 22-26
    • (5 day event, with one practice day and four race days)

Event website: 


Online Registration:  


  • Online registration available in May 2015

Onsite Registration (location TBD):

  • July 21
  • June 22

Event Schedule:

Wednesday, July 22: Practice Day

  • All Day - Open Practice
  • 2-6 pm - Registration and Boat Control

Thursday, July 23: Day 2 - Downriver Races

  • Classes
    • OC-2 Mixed
    • OC-2 Jr/Sr (10-12 / 25+, 13-15 / 25+)
    • Youth OC-2 (short course, ages 10-12 and 13-15)

Friday, July 24: Day 3 - Sprint Races

  • All Classes
    • maximum of 4 classes per person

Saturday, July 25: Day 4 - Downriver Races

  • Classes
    • OC-1 Men
    • OC-2 Women
    • Youth OC-1 (short course, ages 10-12 and 13-15)

Sunday, July 16: Day 5 - Downriver Races

  • Classes
    • OC-1 Women
    • OC-2 Men

Race Course:

  • Information will be posted in the spring of 2015.


  • Online Waivers (Adult / Youth) - available May 2015
  • Waivers will also be available on site

Facilities, Locations & Parking:

  • Information will be posted in the spring of 2015.

Local Area:


  • Information will be posted in the spring of 2015.


  • Information will be posted in the spring of 2015.

Running of the Event:

The event will be conducted according to the American Canoe Association Whitewater Open Canoe Downriver Racing Rules. WE ANTICIPATE NEEDING TO RELY HEAVILY ON THE COMPETITORS AND THEIR FAMILIES TO ASSIST WITH THE RUNNING OF THE EVENT. 


Awards will be given based on age, gender and class (14% or 16%). Awards ceremonies will take place at locations and times to be announced, as soon as possible after the race ends each day.



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