Slalom

Slalom Is So Hard

  by Carli Beisel From Green Truss to the Nantahala I was supposed to be paddling the Green Truss in White Salmon, WA, but instead I have found myself back in the Nantahala Gorge. Life has come full circle: the Nantahala is where I first learned to kayak, and it is...

Nantahala Racing Club Wins Stroke of Achievement Award

  Nantahala Racing Club Wins American Canoe Association’s 2016 Stroke of Achievement Award  Bryson City, N.C. (October, 2017)— Nantahala Racing Club, Western North Carolina’s incubator for aspiring paddlesports athletes, earned recognition by the American Canoe...

It’s Slalom Season in the Southeast

It’s race season in the southeast!  Spring always welcomes in a host of well known races held across the southeast. Many of the races are citizen races (open to the public) and offer opportunities for paddlers to test their slalom skills., as well as down river and...

NRC Adding Youth Paddling Programs

The Nantahala Race Club (NRC) is committed to increasing youth participation in slalom, freestyle - and just kayaking in general.  This year will bring in a whole new set of programs for slalom, freestyle and recreational boaters to enjoy. This spring will bring in...

The 2013 Glacier Breaker Brings out the Community

The Nantahala Race Club (NRC) ’s Glacier Breaker is an annual event held on the Nantahala River and is the opening slalom race of the season.  The race always attracts many of the top slalom boaters who come out to shake off the winter rust, kick starting the race...

Whitewater 2013 Events Calendar

The southeast is host to a summer full of events, competitions, races, many of which are centered on and around the Nantahala River. Join us for a summer full of events, competitions, races scheduled throughout the southeast and the Nantahala River--including the 9th...

What’s so fun about Slalom

by Mary Mills Mary Mills is a slalom boater.  She did not get into slalom because she aspired to go to the Olympics.  In fact, there was more than a little reluctance when the suggestion was made that she try paddling the slalom gates. Just a little... Thoughts on...

Olympic Hopefuls Head to the Nantahala River

Whitewater slalom kayakers and canoers from all over the country participate in the Bank of America U.S. Open race The Nantahala River is hosting a good number of Olympic hopefuls March 23, 24 and 25.  Sponsored by the Nantahala Race Club (NRC), the U.S. Open is not...

History of Slalom Events in the Southeast

History of slalom events held in the southeast It is an Olympic year! And an ambitious group of slalom kayakers will be working hard this summer to qualify for the few coveted slots on the US team headed to London. While slalom only hits the front page every four...

2011 National Championships on the Nantahala

October 1 & 2, the Nantahala River will be the site of  the 2011 U.S. Canoe/Kayak National Championships hosted by the Nantahala Race Club (NRC). There are two days’ of races and events to spectate.  Saturday will be the qualifying events and Sunday the...

Cullowhee Citizens Race

We always call kayaking the "great equalizer" because once everyone puts on their gear, it is no longer the "doctor/lawyer/engineer/student/ professional/weekend warrior/young or old. Everyone is just a kayaker - some a bit taller than others. This past weekend the...

High Water Makes US Open More Challenging

High water US Open Competition This weekend was the US Open on the Nantahala River. The US Open is always a challenging event with the whole host of Olympic hopefuls showing up to compete.  This year is was made even more so after a night of rain.  For those of you...