[Photo by Scott Broam]

FB Canoe Racing, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity whose primary purpose is to organize the French Broad Classique every April; click here for information on the French Broad Classique. FB Canoe Racing also attempts to foster competition in all types of paddle sports racing by providing the information below about other events in North Carolina and neighboring states; see the information below.

Relatively early each year, the North Carolina Canoe Racing Association publishes a list of both flatwater and whitewater races of potential interest to North Carolina paddle sports racers. To see the most current list, click here.

LINKS TO WEB SITES OF RACE SANCTIONING BODIES

United States Canoe Association [primarily flat water canoe racing]
American Canoe Association [primarily whitewater canoe racing]
East Coast Outrigger Racing Association [primarily outrigger canoe racing]
World Paddle Association [primarily stand up paddleboard (SUP) racing]

LINKS TO INDIVIDUAL RACE WEB SITES

Beast at Belew's Lake
Third weekend of April, Belew's Lake, 10 miles, Stoneville, North Carolina

French Broad Classique
Fourth weekend of April, French Broad River, fast moving flat water, Asheville, North Carolina

Nelson Downriver Canoe and Kayak Race
First weekend of May, Tye River, Class I-II+, 8 miles, Lovingston, Virginia

Rivanna River Regatta
Second weekend of May, Rivanna River, Class I, 6 miles, Charlottesville, Virginia

Great Rappahannock Whitewater Canoe Race
First weekend of June, Rappahannock River, Class I-II, 5 miles, Fredericksburg, Virginia

Smith River Fest
Second weekend of August, Smith River, Class I but fast water, Bassett (Martinsville), Virginia

Last updated November 19, 2017