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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Warren Wilson Canoe/Kayak Team Becomes NRC Affiliate Member

NRC is excited to welcome the Warren Wilson Canoe & Kayak team as an Affiliate Member. To jump-start their membership, NRC coaches Michael and Zuzana Montagne spent an afternoon with Warren Wilson paddlers at "Devil's Dip," an NRC training...

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NRC Board Announces New Programming for 2014

New Programming and Events for 2014 The NRC Board is excited to announce all-new programming for youth and adults in 2014. In addition to existing community programs such as the Nantahala Kids Club and the NRC Slalom Mini-Camps, the coming...

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2015 ICF Junior Wildwater Canoeing World Championships Come to NOC

Thanks to the success of the 2013 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships, the Nantahala Gorge has won another bid to host an international championship, this time the 2015 ICF Junior Wildwater Canoeing World Championships. Winning the event keeps world-class athletes...

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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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