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[5 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]

The Pros and Ams came out for the WorldKayak /USNWC Pro-Am in force to benefit First Descents for the second year of this awesome event.  The Pro Am was held on Saturday August 27th and we lucked out with a great day for throwingdown.  The event raised $1900 for First Descents.  First Descents is committed to curing young adults of the emotional effects of cancer and empowering them to regain control of their lives by experiencing whitewater kayaking and other challenging adventure sports in a safe, fun and supportive environment. …

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[24 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]
Charlotte Boatercross – Not just Kids Play

Our last Boatercross of the season was on Saturday August 20.  It was a great day with not a cloud in the sky.  We held a special kids only Boatercross on the instructional channel, but don’t be fooled this kids tore up the race course.  The race was set up with 4 slalom gates and at the start of the race each kid had to throw their paddle through a suspended hula hoop.  This great course was designed by the USNWC’s own head of Kayak Instruction Pablo McCandless (former Olympic …

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[24 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]

The July 23rd Hometown Throwdown was a scorcher.  The day was super hot and so was the competition.  We had our largest group of juniors yet, with 11 juniors competing.  We had 8 men compete in the adult category  and 1 brave lady came out to take on the boys.  The group was pros and not so pros but it was still a jammin’ good time.  Everyone had a great time as we raffled off the great prizes from our sponsors.  Check out below for the standing and some great …

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[24 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]

Thursday July 21 st brought the second Slalom Survivor out to the USNWC.  The day was super hot but the competition still brought out 22 paddlers to battle down the wilderness channel.  We started off with a backwards seal launch and then racers were off to hit the six eddies including the tricky eddy at M-Wave.  As usual the inflatables were flying with each racer trying to work to get a 30 seconds off their time.  The final race was a little different.  There 5 racers and 4 inflatables and …