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60th CCA Potomac Downriver Race
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Potomac River Canoe and Kayak race from Rocky Island, below Great Falls, 7.5 miles downriver to Sycamore Island. Class 2 to 3 whitewater. Co-sponsored by Canoe Cruisers Association and Potomac Whitewater Racing Center.

When: 5/16/2015
Where: Great Falls Park
11710 MacArthur Boulevard
Potomac, Maryland  20854
United States
Presenter: Canoe Cruisers Association & Potomac Whitewater Racing Center
Contact: Howard Morland

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60TH RUNNING OF CCA POTOMAC DOWNRIVER RACE SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2015 Howard Morland, CCA Downriver Race Chair, & Adam Van Grack, PWRC President The Maryland Canoe & Kayak Racing Series event begins at Rocky Island on the Potomac River just above Wet Bottom Rapid and continues for 7.5 miles to Sycamore Island. The race also will be a USA Wildwater Ranking Race. At the end of the race, a free T-shirt and a free lunch will be given to all workers and racers, and there will be a ceremony with awards and prizes for the winners. Sign-in begins at 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Great Falls Inn (Maryland) followed by a mandatory meeting for all racers. If the river is over 5 feet, the race will start at Old Anglers Inn. And if the river is over 6 feet, the race will be postponed. Notice regarding any changes will be posted in the CCA, PWRC, and Monocacy Canoe Club websites. This is a race for any whitewater paddler from the pros to parent/child tandem teams, but this is NOT A NOVICE RACE. All participants should have experience in and be comfortable with up to Class III rapids. Participants may enter with any type of a boat provided it is properly outfitted with adequate floatation (air bags) and all occupants of the boat are wearing a helmet and a PFD (life jacket). 

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