The information below is specific to the BR 18, an eighteen mile paddle sports race for experienced racers that is part of the French Broad Classique. For general information about the Classique (entry forms, directions, etc.), please CLICK HERE

Race Schedule

8:00 am to 10:00 am: Check-in and late registration [Westfeldt River Park]
9:00 am to 10:30 am: Shuttles from Westfeldt to Blantyre [Westfeldt River Park]
***(drivers only; must have dropped off boats, gear and passengers at Blantyre already)
11:00 am: Competitors meeting [Blantyre Access]
11:15 am: Race start (approximate) [Blantrye Access]
5:00 pm: Awards Ceremony at the Picnic [Asheville Outdoor Center]

We will provide a shuttle for the BR 18 for those that need it. Come to the Blantyre Access (starting line) on Saturday morning and unload your gear. Drivers only proceed to the Westfeldt River Park (finish line) and leave your vehicle there (one driver per car; no passengers, please). Beginning at 9:00 a.m., we will be prepared to give drivers a ride back to the start at Blantyre. The last shuttle will leave Westfeldt at 10:30 in order to arrive a few minutes before the competitors' meeting scheduled for 11:00 a.m.

Course and Shuttle Maps

CLICK HERE for a map of the BR 18 course.

CLICK HERE for a map of the shuttle for the BR 18.

Classes; Age Limits

Our intent to offer as many race classes as we can, and we will be creative, but we generally combine age and gender groups when there are fewer than three (3) craft in a class. Additionally, no one 14 years of age or younger will ordinarily be permitted to enter the longer races unless racing tandem with someone 18 years of age or older.

Last update November 19, 2017