Registration is now open for the third and final year of the Penobscot River Whitewater Nationals Regatta!

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The Penobscot River Whitewater Nationals Regatta will be June 28 through July 2, on the Penobscot River between Old Town and Eddington, Maine. The Penobscot Nation is hosting the event on this historically important and beautiful 9.5 mile section of river, returned to its free-flowing state following removal of the Great Works and Veazie Dams. The race course includes three Class II-III rapids, numerous rips and quick water, and the earlier start for this, the second year of the regatta, will increase the likelihood of higher water and faster times.

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    1. I don’t have a list as you suggest, but generally speaking, the following is true:

      F-14, Racing class canoes

      Generally “composite” boats, kevlar, fiberglass, carbon and combinations. Modern, currently available would include Wenonah Minnesota II or their Advantage or Prism solo boats, as well as custom boats from Savage River and Grassy River.

      Older models include Wenonah Whitewater X, XX, II, several White Lightnings, and the Wenonah C-1W solos.

      F-16, Rec class canoes

      Generally new, “plastic” boats, ABS or better Royalex, or new material from Esquif.

      The most desirable boats seem to be the Old Town Penobscot 16, 17, the rare 18; all are Royalex and have a nice hull design. Most solo paddlers is this class use the 16. Also, the Wenonah Sundowner 17 tandem; a nice Royalex hull.


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