Monday, August 17, 2009


US Rafting Association
The U.S. Rafting National Championships took place at the Adventure Sports Center International (ASCI) this past weekend.

The time trials, head to head sprints, and slalom competitions (yes rafting slalom!) took place at ASCI while the downriver race occurred on the nearby lower Youghiogheny River.

This national competition was the qualifier for the 2010 International World Cup which is sponsored by the International Rafting Federation.

Special thanks go to Matt Taylor and all the staff at
ASCI for running a top notch event.
In addition, they had two junior teams compete, these youth were under 14 years old and raced on the same course as the professional teams!

For more about rafting competition in the U.S., please visit
U.S. Rafting Association

Learn more about how the ACA supports paddlesports

In addition, the ACA's Safety Education & Instruction Council is currently revising the ACA's entire rafting curriculum. The new curriculum is scheduled for a spring of 2010 launch.

Chris Stec on the Selway River, Idaho
Paddle Safe - Paddle Often,
Christopher Stec
Safety Education & Instruction Department

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