Party with NRC at the 2014 Annual Banquet!

Nantahala Racing Club will be hosting our Annual Banquet on Saturday, August 9th at Nantahala Outdoor Center, following the first day of 2014 Junior Olympics competition. Tickets, which cost $20 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under,...

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Nantahala Racing Club Finalist for $25K The North Face Award

Nantahala Racing Club is among 10 finalists competing for a $25,000 grant through The North Face's Explore Fund. Chosen from over 500 applicants from across the Nation, Nantahala Racing Club is competing against nine other non-profit organizations to receive the...

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NRC Summer Fitness

Hello NRC Parents and Youth Athletes, This is Lee, I've been working with Zuzana and Sam to develop some helpful summer training tips for the NRC high performance team. To start with, everyone is invited to our Tuesday and Thursday...

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Friday: Paddle with Michal Smolen, World Champion

Where: Nantahala Bridge Gates When: 3:30 - 5 pm (youth), 6 - 7 pm (everyone) Cost: Free! NRC athlete Michal Smolen recently became U23 World Champion. That means he's the fastest man under the age of 24 in a whitewater kayak. This...

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2014 Nantahala Kids Club Draws Local Youth and Community Support

30 kids aged 6 to 16 paddled the Little Tennessee River near Bryson City yesterday as part of the Nantahala Kids Club (NKC) Spring Session. NKC is a six-week community outdoor recreation program hosted by Nantahala Racing Club that...

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Weight Training for Paddling

By Lee Leibfarth, NRC The main goal of a weight training plan for paddling is to first develop a general level of fitness and to then work towards a more specific plan. Weight training is only a small portion of...

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Upcoming Youth Programs

NRC will host the first Slalom Mini-Camp of the year on May 10 - 11. Join US Team Member Dana Mann on the Nantahala for a fun weekend of whitewater, gates and flatwater games. This camp is suitable for...

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NRC Glacier Breaker Rescheduled for March 8 – 9, 2014

NRC will host the annual Glacier Breaker slalom and wildwater races on the Nantahala River in Bryson City, NC on March 8-9, 2014. The Glacier Breaker will be the first race of the year on the Nantahala River, and...

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January Board Meeting Approves Increased Programming for 2014

NRC board members agreed to pursue development programming in all three competitive whitewater disciplines of canoe/kayak sport, slalom, freestyle, and wildwater. A 2014 calendar of camps and events may be announced as early as this Friday. Click here for full...

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NRC Elects the 2014 Board of Directors

Nantahala Racing Club members elected the 2014 Board of Directors. Among the old faces are a couple of newcomers. Please join me in welcoming: President: Steve Zarnowski Vice President: Lee Leibfarth Treasurer: Aleta McCleskey Secretary: Juliet Kastorf At-Large: Maria Noakes, Melissa Duckworth, Sam Davis,...

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