Reel Paddling Shorts to be shown at the Regatta Banquet!  The Canoe trailer.  An inspiring and moving film.  See firsthand how the canoe fosters connection between families, landscapes, traditional Canadian cultures and our inner selves. 26 min.  Bear Witness trailer.  An Environmental film made in MN Boundary Waters. 11 min Why trailer.  Why do they do this? WHY goes beyond the spectacle of extreme kayaking in search of an elusive answer. 6 min


Competitive Paddling Camp for high school athletes

June 25 to 28.  Participants will stay on the University of Maine campus and paddle the Penobscot.

This paddling camp is intended competitive paddlers in to gain experience in multiple disciplines and work towards becoming developing comprehensive athletes. During this camp athletes will spend time training in wild water boats, down river open boats, and paddle boards in combination with on foot and dry land training in the gym. In conjunction with our physical training sessions we will spend time in the classroom covering topics such as training philosophy, athlete empowerment, motivation, stewardship and much more.

For more information and to register, see the Outdoor Sports Institute website here.

Registration is open at Paddle Guru!

>>Click here to register at Paddle Guru

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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.

8 thoughts on “Events”

    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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