There were men’s, women’s, and mixed classes for both tandem and solo canoes. Racers used recreational and racing boats of all different sizes. Racers were allowed to compete three times a day and up to seven classes total. Additional weekend highlights were the downriver race, the team slalom event, and the annual racer's banquet.
The race chairs, Ruth Jaeger, Pete 'TinMan' Steffes & Brian Heikenen (of Esquif Canoes), did a superb job of organizing the event. Considerable thanks also goes to Julie Walraven and all the volunteers of the Wausau Kayak/Canoe Corporation, without which, the event would not have been a success.
More information about Open Canoe Slalom is available at: www.americancanoe.org/Competition
The ACA would like to thank everyone who attended and volunteered at the event and we look forward to seeing everyone next year.
Paddle Safe - Paddle Often,
Safety Education & Instruction Department