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…

Test Your Creeking Skills on a Slalom Course

The million dollar question in kayaking: “how do I know my skills are solid enough to start creek boating?” You can go over the checklist in your head: Boat Control Angle Management Stroke Timing But how to put those three to a “test” to see if…

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…

Slalom and the Mess Up Factor

I flipped while kayaking.  Must admit that does not happen very often on an accidental basis, so it surprised me as much as it did folks watching.  Besides just the “having to roll,” was the fact that it happened in Class II whitewater. In front…

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,…