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NRC US Open Downriver

March 23, 2019 at 8:00 am - March 24, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Join the NRC in a weekend of exciting racing in the discipline of downriver and wildwater.  This event will be used for the ICF Sprint Ranking for the USA. The wildwater racers will compete in sprint and classic components on the Nantahala River.

Spectators are invited to enjoy the show from the Forest Service walkway along the Nantahala Falls, which affords excellent views of both races. Bring a cup of fresh coffee or hot cocoa from River’s End Restaurant, located just downstream of the race course, and warm your hands as you enjoy US whitewater racing at its best!

Racers and their families will get 10% off at River’s End Restaurant for the weekend of the race! Just wear your US Open t-shirt in to the restaurant!


Wildwater Schedule

Saturday, March 23 Time Location
Registration 8 -9:00 am Big Wesser Restaurant
Competitor’s Meeting 10:00 am Big Wesser Restaurant
Sprint Start 11:00 am Nantahala Falls
Sunday, March 24 Time Location
Competitor’s Meeting 10:00 am Ferebee Park
Classic Start 11:00 am Surfers
Awards Ceremony 1:00 pm Big Wesser Registration




  • $25 for both Classic & Sprint races. $30 for day of Registration
  • One class per competitor for logistical reasons.
  • (No Late Registration Fee will be applied) Registration forms will be available at registration.


March 23, 2019 at 8:00 am
March 24, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Interested in growing your whitewater skills, looking for a friendly community of fellow paddlers, or possibly exploring the world of whitewater competition? Join Us!