USA COR Race Calendar

No matter how big or small, no matter the water context, every surfski race in the USA can be listed on the National Series calendar.  The process is super easy -- race organizers simply submit this brief online form and you're good to go!  

Has your surfski race already happened?  No problem!  Anyone can submit race results anytime to the Ocean Racing Committee for inclusion in the National Series points calculations.

🇺🇲 ICF COR World Championships Benchmark Races 

Sound Rowers Open Water Rowing and Paddling Clubis a volunteer organization conducting open water races for world class and weekend athletes in any sea-worthy human powered water-craft. We sponsor races for kayaks, surfskis, rowing shells, rowboats, canoes, pedal boats and more throughout Puget Sound. 

The Gorge Downwind Champs is a week-long festival of downwind paddling held annually in the Columbia River Gorge which is conveniently located 1 hour from Portland Oregon.  Consistent summer winds, simple fast shuttles, variable terrain from insane to beginner, hot temps and fresh water make it one of the top downwind locations on the planet.  More than 300 surfski competitors in attendance!

Known as the "Boston Marathon" of the competitive surfski world, the Blackburn Challenge is a 20-mile open water circumnavigation of the beautiful vacation destination island of Cape Ann, Massachusetts.  A true endurance race, the Blackburn course features five distinct legs, each with unique characteristics and tactics.  Due the fickle nature of the weather on Massachusetts' North Shore, conditions can vary dramatically throughout the day and the water can be rough, with strong winds and large waves. 

Paddle Belle Isle State Park!  Mid-summer celebration of all human powered water crafts.  Come and compete with your friends old and new on this 6mi/10k circumnavigation course.  Meet and spar with some of the best paddlers from USA & Canada.  Race cap is 200 participants! 

Portland Paddle of Maine's East End Race Series is a ten-week series of friendly competitions for kayakers and paddleboarders, with races scheduled every Monday evening beginning the first week of July and running through the first week of September!

Now in its 19th season, Massachusetts' storied Salem League weekly series offers action-packed Tuesday evening ocean races beginning in mid-May and running through the end of August.

Celebrating our 21st year!  We are not the typical race -- come join us for this event and be part of the movement to inspire our Youth.  Friday's 26-mile event starts from DT Fleming Beach on Maui.  Racers cross the Pailolo Channel in a 26-mile race open to all paddle craft and some wind craft, too.

Celebrating our 21st year!  The 10-mile Kamalo Downwinder is the second of two Molokai Holokai Ho'olaule'a events that embody our inherent Hawaiian cultural values - taking care of the land and sea, giving back to the community, honoring host culture/language, respecting others.

The Chesapeake Bay Paddle, hosted by the Kent Island Outrigger Canoe Club offers 3-mile and 10-mile out-and-back races, as well as an epic 35-mile full circumnavigation of Kent Island, Maryland.  All three courses are open to single and double surfski paddlers.  The race start/finish and post party are located at the Kent Island Yacht Club.  The event benefits Chesapeake Conservancy’s WaterKeepers Chesapeake and Oyster Recovery Partnership.  Race shirt guaranteed for registrations in by June 30, so don't delay!

Sound Rowers Open Water Rowing and Paddling Clubis a volunteer organization conducting open water races for world class and weekend athletes in any sea-worthy human powered water-craft. We sponsor races for kayaks, surfskis, rowing shells, rowboats, canoes, pedal boats and more throughout Puget Sound. 

Calling all New England surfski and outrigger canoe paddlers!  Join us at Wollaston Beach in Quincy, Massachusetts on Sunday, July 21st at 9:00am for the inaugural paddling competition of the Bay State Games! 

A summer surfski race, hotter than most, held on Florida's sunny East Coast!  We look forward to having you join us as we continue to grow our Southeast paddling community. 

Please join us for the 46th annual New England Paddlesports Championship!  Canoe, Kayak, SUP and Surf Ski races - a classic event on the Connecticut River for all skill levels!  Lunch, awards, and river fun with Connecticut River Conservancy after the race!

Bring your SUP, kayak, canoe, tandem, or prone to race at the Ohio River Paddlefest.  Racers will be a part of the nation's largest paddling celebration, leading some 2,000 recreational paddlers down a closed course on the Ohio River, passing through downtown Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. 

The Circumnavigation has been going for several years and it's a beautiful paddle no matter your speed.  The course progression is determined within 24 hours of the event to take the best advantage of the wind direction. All 9-mile and 15-mile paddlers pass through Knapps Narrows, a highly traveled thruway between the Chesapeake and Choptank rivers & home to one of the most frequently opened drawbridges in the United States.

Sound Rowers Open Water Rowing and Paddling Clubis a volunteer organization conducting open water races for world class and weekend athletes in any sea-worthy human powered water-craft. We sponsor races for kayaks, surfskis, rowing shells, rowboats, canoes, pedal boats and more throughout Puget Sound. 

Gear up for the Rapa Nui 2024 adventure race, set amidst the stunning backdrop of Traverse City, Michigan.  Starting from Bowers Harbor boat launch, participants will navigate a 3-mile paddle, followed by a 2-mile trail run around Power Island. The race concludes with another 3-mile paddle back to the finish line, offering challenges and scenic views throughout.

The Kaspian Downwinder is a classic 9-mile (15km) downwind run for the Team Tahoe Waterman crew whenever the wind allows, and it's the perfect setting for our Downwind Championship.  The lake's big fetch features afternoon high winds, an excellent combination for riding bumps and gliding across the pristine crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe.

Lanakila Iki Outrigger Canoe Club is proud to welcome you to the Lanakila Iki Ocean Challenge 2024 Race!  The Challenge is a true ocean race, located in beautiful Hollywood Beach, Florida.  Bring your "A game" -- this competition is truly an experience not to be missed!  Race fee includes lunch and swag :) 

Sound Rowers Open Water Rowing and Paddling Clubis a volunteer organization conducting open water races for world class and weekend athletes in any sea-worthy human powered water-craft. We sponsor races for kayaks, surfskis, rowing shells, rowboats, canoes, pedal boats and more throughout Puget Sound. 

The Kaspian Downwinder is a classic 9-mile (15km) downwind run on Lake Tahoe.  The big fetch and high afternoon winds are an excellent combination for riding bumps and gliding across the pristine crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe.  Cold fronts coming in from the Pacific also tend to bring powerful, gusty conditions, and it’s not unusual to see 25+ miles per hour winds gust on the lake when one of these storms hits the Sierra Nevada.  The numerous canyons on the west shore focus and accelerate the wind, providing great downwind conditions and miles upon miles of exhilarating rides. 

The 2024 Pan American Canoe Ocean Racing Continental Championships will be held in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil, home of the annual MolokaBRA Downwind Festival, from August 30th through September 7th.   Registration for this open entry competition is now open, so get ready to race in one of the fastest growing surfski communities in the Americas!

Portland Paddle of Maine's East End Race Series is a ten-week series of friendly competitions for kayakers and paddleboarders, with races scheduled every Monday evening beginning the first week of July and running through the first week of September!

The OluKai Lowcountry Boil Paddle Battle is a paddle race held on Hilton Head Island. Race proceeds go toward The Outside Foundation. Come see why Hilton Head Island was voted the best island in America...it is a paddler's paradise! Sprint races, distance events and beach technical races...SUP, surfski and OC boats...we've got you covered!

The Tahoe Cup - Lake Crossing is set apart from other paddle races by its majestic 22-mile paddle across Lake Tahoe. The deep blue water will challenge your paddling mindset and imprint inspiring memories. This is a major bucket list event for many paddlers.  People travel from far and beyond the region to compete, ensuring a broad and diverse group of athletes committed to training and inspired to explore and expand their endurance and adventure paddling spirit.

The 7th Annual Bay Bridge Paddle is a paddlesports showcase on the Chesapeake Bay. There are divisions for kayaks, SUPs, surfskis, prone, outrigger canoe and three courses for all skill levels: The Span (9M), The Steamer (3M), and The Soft Shell (1M). After the race, kick back with your paddle people with live music, activities on the beach, raffles benefitting the Foundation for Community Betterment, and awards ceremony. Over $2k in cash prizes will be awarded to top finishers in the Span course!

Experience the serene beauty of Lake Samish as you navigate a 6-mile course starting and ending at Lutherwood Camp. With prime viewing spots along the picturesque route, paddlers and spectators alike will be immersed in the natural charm of this stunning location -- it's an event not to be missed!

The California Gold serves as the premier surf endurance race in the United States with a mission to raise awareness of drowning while also providing funds to back junior lifeguard scholarships and drowning prevention programs.  The 12-mile Pier to Pier Outrigger & Surfski Race runs from the Newport Beach Pier to the Huntington Beach Pier and back, finishing on the beach. 

Sound Rowers Open Water Rowing and Paddling Clubis a volunteer organization conducting open water races for world class and weekend athletes in any sea-worthy human powered water-craft. We sponsor races for kayaks, surfskis, rowing shells, rowboats, canoes, pedal boats and more throughout Puget Sound. 

Thief Neck Island Paddle Quest offers races challenging all levels of racers with an exciting course on Watts Bar Lake in East Tennessee. irst timer racer or novice paddler? Discover the thrill of racing in the beautiful, sheltered channel for the exciting 3-mile Deckhand Dash race.  The longer courses cross a large body of open water and circumnavigate Thief Neck Island (9-mile) and Morris Island (18-mile).

Sound Rowers Open Water Rowing and Paddling Clubis a volunteer organization conducting open water races for world class and weekend athletes in any sea-worthy human powered water-craft. We sponsor races for kayaks, surfskis, rowing shells, rowboats, canoes, pedal boats and more throughout Puget Sound. 

Join us for the second edition of the Salem Sound Spectacular, a surfski race held amidst the islands of Salem Sound, Massachusetts.  The 8-mile long course is suitable only for experienced open water paddlers, however the 6-mile short course remains close to the shore with numerous sandy take-outs. 

The 2024 ICF Canoe Ocean Racing World Championships will be held in Madeira, Portugal, home of the Madeira Ocean Challenge, from September 30th through October 6th.   Registration for this open entry competition is now open, so get ready to race in the "Hawaii of Europe"!

The unspoiled, pristine waters of South Carolina's premier inland paddling destination are home to the Lake Jocassee Paddle Splash, offering races to paddlers of all abilities, in any paddle craft. Choose from a long or short loop course. Make it a weekend by camping at Devil's Fork State Park and paddle to Lake Jocassee's many waterfalls.

The inaugural Power to Paddle Classic will be located at beautiful Stockton Lake. The clear waters of Stockton beckon all to come paddle and embrace Missouri's natural beauty, a land-locked state that is home to new AND competitive paddlers growing in talent and speed every year!

From paddle races to fun parties, the Ozone Florida Clearwater Beach Classic will be sure to show you a great time!  Now in it's eighth year, this action-packed weekend features exciting races for paddlers who are looking to compete in outrigger canoes (OC1/OC2/OC6), surfskis, and rudderless va'a.

Chief Michael Huck of Dania Beach Ocean Rescue has brought our race back to the beach where it all started 37 years ago!  The 2024 East Coast Surfski Championship offers 12-mile open water and 4-mile protected water racing with a mid-morning start time.  All racing takes place on the Dania Beach waterfront on Saturday, October 19th, 2024.

For over 40 years, Sea Trek has hosted the largest paddling regatta on the West Coast each October in Sausalito, CA. Join us on Saturday, October 19th, 2024, for a fun and challenging day of paddling on San Francisco Bay, open to sea kayakers, stand-up paddlers, outriggers, and more, with race classes for both competitive racers and spirited enthusiasts.

A paddling race for women!  Running eight miles from Hawaii Kai to Kaimana Beach, Na Wahine Ikaika offers categories for single and double surfskis, as well as OC-1, OC-2, OC-3, OC-6, V-1, SUP, and Prone paddleboards.

The final competition of the Rhode Island season, this 8-mile race on the scenic Narrow River is a great gauge of your overall season fitness. With protected waters and shallow sandy bottom in most areas, the race is suitable for most all paddlers. The colorful Fall foliage reflecting on this tidal river is beautiful. 

Another Dam Race (ADR) started in Parker, AZ, as an end-of-the-season race for the 6-man outriggers, and it was the kick-off for the winter.  Since that first event ADR has grown to include SUP, outrigger, and surfskis as well. Come join more than 500 participants on Veterans Day Weekend for one of the best races of the year!

Finish out the 2024 USA ocean racing season in style with the Hawaii surfski community at the 31st annual Kanaka Ikaika Racing Association Lanakila Cold Pack Classic!

CONCLUDED 2024 USA COR NATIONAL SERIES races

The GCC Vortex Race #3 is a part of the Vortex Race Series put on by Gorge Canoe Club. This a three part race paddling series in the Heart of the Gorge with courses set on the Columbia River. The potential course for Race #3 is still to be determined, but rest assured that it will be awesome!!! 

A NECKRA series race.  This race course is set on the beautiful West and Connecticut Rivers. Come out for a great competition and enjoy the fun on the river. We will host an informal gathering after the race and snacks will be provided.  Limited t-shirts available on race day! 

The Paddle Jam is an iconic event and a summer celebration beach party at Tahoe Waterman's Landing Beach Club on the pristine beach of North Lake Tahoe. The Waterman's Jam offers a 3-mile (5km) short course, a 7.5-mile (10km) long course and a Watergrom Challenge.

The Jamestown Double Beaver is a 10-mile race held on Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay.  The competition is a true open-water event, with rough ocean conditions likely. Expect to see fantastic scenery, including lighthouses and beautiful sailing vessels along the way.

The Milford Small Craft Race will be held on Sunday,  June 23, 2024 from Gulf Beach with 9-mile long course (2 laps) and 4.5 short course (1 lap).  OC1, OC2, Surfski, Double Surfski, Fast Kayaks, SUP, and Prone divisions for Men, Women & Mixed.


The DeSatnick Foundation will host a 14.50-mile circumnavigation of Cape May Island, New Jersey. This is a challenging open water test, as participants paddle past the USCG TRA-CEN, the only training center/boot camp facility in the entire country, through the Cold Spring Inlet, which is over one mile long and home to the third-largest commercial fishing fleets on the East Coast, past the USS Atlantus, the world-famous sunken concrete ship, and through the Cape May Canal, which was dug by the Army Corp of Engineers in 1942 to reduce the risk of attack by German U-Boats.

Blazing Paddles Paddlefest offers three race courses on the comeback Cuyahoga River, a river that's risen like a phoenix from its ecological low-point. The course is a curvy, urban course featuring sweeping views of downtown Cleveland and the river's unique industrial landscape of bridges and iconic pyramids of sand and stone and steelmaking behemoths contrasted with paved paths and green-spaces.

Head to Connecticut for the annual Charles Island Challenge 5-mile race!  Located just west of New Haven, the Milford-based race launches paddlers from the beach into the warm waters of Long Island Sound.  With live music, yoga, dancing, hula hoop contests, craft tents, sponsor tent giveaways, wellness tents, beach yoga, SUP yoga, games, and food trucks on site, the apres-race can't be missed!

Head to Clemson, South Carolina for the 3rd Annual Paddle Jam and enjoy two days of food, music, community, and a 6mi / 10k course set in Clemson's beautiful 12-mile Recreation Area.

Great Lakes open water racing is back!  The annual 45 North Solstice Paddle Festival is including a 10-mile downwind surfski race in beautful West Arm Traverse Bay.  Those of you familiar with TC Surfski and the Peak Paddle Performance Podcast know that Traverse Bay is Nick Murray's home turf!  Get ready to catch miles of sweet runs on crystal clear fresh water, and then hang out at a huge community party waiting for you at the finish line!

The 12th Annual Ride the Bull is a 9-mile race held on Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay.  The competition is a true open-water event, with rough ocean conditions expected. 

Gear up for the Rat Island Regatta, an exciting paddling event happening at Fort Worden State Park. Whether you choose the short or long course, both routes offer thrilling challenges and breathtaking scenery. Don't miss the chance to compete for the coveted Rat Island Cup, where the first overall finisher will have their name hand-engraved for posterity!

The 8th Annual Paddle Mania race hosted by the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club. The race will be on the Chattahoochee River beginning and ending at Lanier Olympic Park. 5K and 10K course options. Numerous age and craft classes will offer many opportunities for competition among equals.

The 12-mile Sakonnet Surfski Race stretches along Rhode Island’s expansive Sakonnet River tidal estuary, testing paddlers with dynamic downwind conditions.  The 20k course exposes athletes to a range of possible wind, wave, and current scenarios, challenging competitors' fitness and navigational skills in one of the most beautiful and accessible coastal locations in New England.

Experienced and beginner paddlers are welcomed to Lake Blalock, one of Spartanburg County's reservoirs and a wildlife management area. Choose from the three-mile or six-mile option along the still waters of the Pacolet River. Blalock is a rural, protected, access-controlled reservoir, and power boat traffic is limited. SUPs, kayaks, surfskis, canoes, and other human-powered craft are welcome.

Canoers, kayakers, and paddleboarders are welcome to compete in this fun 9.25-mile race on the Iowa River! Serious racers (you know who you are) can enter into the competitive event. Included in the race fee is a race t-shirt and lunch. All profits help the to expand the Johnson County Conservation Environmental Education program. 

Now in its 19th season, Massachusetts' storied Salem League weekly series offers action-packed Tuesday evening ocean races beginning in mid-May and running through the end of August.

The GCC Vortex Race #2 is a part of the Vortex Race Series put on by Gorge Canoe Club. This a three part race paddling series in the Heart of the Gorge with courses set on the Columbia River. The potential course for Race #2 is Home Valley Park to Drano Lake, WA

This beautiful wetland course offers amazing wildlife scenery as well as an athletic challenge. To help support and protect our local wildlife and the waters within, the proceeds from the race will benefit Tidewater Wildlife Rescue (a subsidiary of Evelyn's Wildlife Refuge) and the James River Association. 

ON YOUR MARK, GET SET - PADDLE OUT at our 6th annual season opener at 3000+ acre Gun Lake in Shelbyville, Michigan!  With 5k and 10k course options, this event is the kick starter for the Midwest Paddle League racing series!  

Sound Rowers Open Water Rowing and Paddling Clubis a volunteer organization conducting open water races for world class and weekend athletes in any sea-worthy human powered water-craft. We sponsor races for kayaks, surfskis, rowing shells, rowboats, canoes, pedal boats and more throughout Puget Sound. 

Now in its 19th season, Massachusetts' storied Salem League weekly series offers action-packed Tuesday evening ocean races beginning in mid-May and running through the end of August.

Now in its 19th season, Massachusetts' storied Salem League weekly series offers action-packed Tuesday evening ocean races beginning in mid-May and running through the end of August.

Join us on Sunday, May 19th for the 28th Annual Mystic River Herring Run and Paddle, which runs every May and celebrates the return of the river herring!  Paddlers choose either a 9-mile all-water course or a 12-mile course featuring a brief portage.

Each May, the world’s best surfski paddlers enter the ocean at Molokai’s Papohaku Roadstead to compete in the Molokai Challenge: A Race to Oahu. Because of the large international field this race attracts it is considered the unofficial World Championship of Open Ocean Surfski and Solo Canoe Racing.

The GCC Vortex Race #1 is a part of the Vortex Race Series put on by Gorge Canoe Club. This a three part race paddling series in the Heart of the Gorge with courses set on the Columbia River. The potential course for Race #1 is Marine Park Beach, Cascade Locks, OR to Home Valley Park, Home Valley, WA. 

Paddle the beautiful Occoquan River in this challenge for recreational and competitive paddlers alike!  This flatwater course will start and end at Occoquan Regional Park and pass the waterfront of the historic town of Occoquan, along the shoreline of several wildlife areas, and under multiple bridges.  

Sound Rowers Open Water Rowing and Paddling Club is a volunteer organization conducting open water races for world class and weekend athletes in any sea-worthy human powered water-craft. We sponsor races for kayaks, surfskis, rowing shells, rowboats, canoes, pedal boats and more throughout Puget Sound. 

The 3rd Annual Navarre Paddle Classic, sponsored by Navarre Beach Yoga Studio, will be held May 18, 2024 at Navarre Beach Marine Park in Florida's Santa Rosa Sound to benefit the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center.

Finishing off the Maui Paddling Hui 2024 Season with a bang!  Test your fitness at the Kai Wa'a Strong Maliko.  Maui Paddling Hui operates a racing series on the island of Maui.  The races include one and two person outrigger canoes, and Surfski ocean racing kayaks.

The Clearwater Outrigger Canoe Club is recruiting members and building new opportunities to race!  Our inaugural event will be a small boat race approximately eight miles long, starting from the Clearwater Community Sailing Center in Clearwater Beach, FL.

Experience the most scenic section of the historic Suwannee River!  Race Divisions include canoe, kayak and SUP.  Racers over 50 years old may choose to race in the Masters division.  Award paddles will be given to the overall winners and division winners.  Second and third place winners will receive medals. All racers will receive a race shirt.

Sound Rowers Open Water Rowing and Paddling Clubis a volunteer organization conducting open water races for world class and weekend athletes in any sea-worthy human powered water-craft. We sponsor races for kayaks, surfskis, rowing shells, rowboats, canoes, pedal boats and more throughout Puget Sound. 

The Great Chickasawhay Race is back on after a brief hiatus.. There will be door prizes and tons of fun!

This race provides lots of challenges for everyone. If water is low and the temps are hot get ready for a very challenging 22 plus miles. No matter what the conditions the River is beautiful and the people of Wayne County MS are some of the best you will find anywhere. Once you have paddled this route you will always want to come back for more whether you are racing or just out for a fun paddling adventure.

2024 is the 50th Anniversary of the D and R Canal State Park. In commemoration of that, we are holding a Spring paddling race! May 4th at 10 AM.  As per the famous song, a day for a mule pulling a barge on the Canal was 15 miles. Can you complete half of a mule-day on the D and R canal? If so, join us for the 8-mile "half-mule" race!

Head to Easthampton, Massachusetts for a 6.5 mile race around the Oxbow!  

May 4th 2024 we will Invade the City of Tampa by Paddleboard, Surfski & Outrigger Canoe!!  Get ready for a day of exciting racing & FUN for the whole family as Urban Kai & Friends of the Riverwalk host the 2024 Paddle Invasion!  The race benefits the Tampa Riverwalk!  Choose from our two race events: LONG (6 mi) or SHORT (2 mi). 

A multi-craft race in the Lone Star state featuring a Pre-Party Event, Professional Timing, a Complimentary Entrance to the Park, a Complimentary Participant Lunch by The Bartonville Store, Goody Bags, Professional Photos, Fantastic Raffle Prizes, Trophies and Medals

The "Black Belt Paddler Challenge" is a spectacular paddling race that merges the allure of the ocean with the pulse of competition. Drawing inspiration from the legendary races in Tahiti and Hawaii, we're excited to bring this tradition to Miami, Florida, for an unforgettable experience and witness top athletes from around the globe compete individually to earn the coveted Black Belt Paddler Title!

The 13th Annual Carolina Cup is a week-long event featuring clinics, demos and 5 races. On Saturday, there is a 3.5-mile Harbor Island Recreational race, 6.5-mile Money Island Open Race, the dreaded 13-mile Graveyard Elite Race and The Graveyard Outrigger and Surfski race.

The Run of the Charles is the signature event of Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA), the leading science and advocacy organization for Boston's Charles River and its surrounding watershed. The event is the largest multi-discipline boat race in New England and draws over a thousand racers and spectators each year with the help of nearly 150 volunteers.

The Washington Canoe Club is pleased to invite you to the 18th Kumu'ohu Challenge on the Potomac River.  In addition to outrigger and SUP, classes will include surfski, sea kayak, and ICF sprint canoe/kayak. Celebrate Spring with a great day of paddling and camaraderie in the Nation's Capital!  

Sound Rowers Open Water Rowing and Paddling Club is a volunteer organization conducting open water races for world class and weekend athletes in any sea-worthy human powered water-craft. We sponsor races for kayaks, surfskis, rowing shells, rowboats, canoes, pedal boats and more throughout Puget Sound. 

Kanaka Ikaika Racing Association (KIRA) is Hawaii’s premier paddling organization dedicated to promoting and perpetuating ocean paddle sports in Hawaii since 1976.   The annual KIRA series is a collection of ten open water competitions held in various locations throughout the Hawaiian Islands.

The Wild Buffalo Race is an all-small craft relay race within the Southern California Ocean Racing winter series. The race includes all small craft divisions with relay teams of 2-4 people (depending on the craft) or select solo divisions. The race runs from Avalon, Catalina Island, CA to the Newport Aquatic Center in Newport Beach, CA. This is a 32 mile course.

The New England season opening 16th Annual Narrow River Race is a great gauge of your early-season mettle. Held in protected waters, the race is suitable for most paddlers.  (ACS Estimate: E1)

Florida's annual Treasure Coast Paddle Battle features a 10k course, which starts in on the beach, through the Fort Pierce inlet, and around to the beautiful Indian River, before landing on the shores of Jaycee Park.  What will the conditions be?  What will your strategy be?  Only one way to find out!

Kanaka Ikaika Racing Association (KIRA) is Hawaii’s premier paddling organization dedicated to promoting and perpetuating ocean paddle sports in Hawaii since 1976.   The annual KIRA series is a collection of ten open water competitions held in various locations throughout the Hawaiian Islands.

The Dana Ocean Challenge is a 10-mile open water race located in Dana Point, Southern California, hosted by the Dana Outrigger Canoe Club.

Sound Rowers Open Water Rowing and Paddling Clubis a volunteer organization conducting open water races for world class and weekend athletes in any sea-worthy human powered water-craft. We sponsor races for kayaks, surfskis, rowing shells, rowboats, canoes, pedal boats and more throughout Puget Sound. 

Kanaka Ikaika Racing Association (KIRA) is Hawaii’s premier paddling organization dedicated to promoting and perpetuating ocean paddle sports in Hawaii since 1976.   The annual KIRA series is a collection of ten open water competitions held in various locations throughout the Hawaiian Islands.

Kanaka Ikaika Racing Association (KIRA) is Hawaii’s premier paddling organization dedicated to promoting and perpetuating ocean paddle sports in Hawaii since 1976.   The annual KIRA series is a collection of ten open water competitions held in various locations throughout the Hawaiian Islands.

The Lanakila Outrigger Canoe Club brings you the annual Lanakila Classic, a 10-mile open water race located in beautiful Redondo Beach, California.  

Kanaka Ikaika Racing Association (KIRA) is Hawaii’s premier paddling organization dedicated to promoting and perpetuating ocean paddle sports in Hawaii since 1976.   The annual KIRA series is a collection of ten open water competitions held in various locations throughout the Hawaiian Islands.

The Hal Rosoff Classic
 is a paddling race in Newport Harbor consisting of an 11-mile long course for Outriggers, Kayaks, Prone, K1’s, C1’s, and Stand Up Paddle Boards.

Kanaka Ikaika Racing Association (KIRA) is Hawaii’s premier paddling organization dedicated to promoting and perpetuating ocean paddle sports in Hawaii since 1976.   The annual KIRA series is a collection of ten open water competitions held in various locations throughout the Hawaiian Islands.

The Hanohano Ocean Challenge has grown into one of the largest races on the West Coast, and is a major destination event on many surfski paddlers' bucket lists.  Paddlers can opt to compete in both the short course AND the long course -- participating in the dual-course option makes Hanohano a benchmark race.

Kanaka Ikaika Racing Association (KIRA) is Hawaii’s premier paddling organization dedicated to promoting and perpetuating ocean paddle sports in Hawaii since 1976.   The annual KIRA series is a collection of ten open water competitions held in various locations throughout the Hawaiian Islands.

Kanaka Ikaika Racing Association (KIRA) is Hawaii’s premier paddling organization dedicated to promoting and perpetuating ocean paddle sports in Hawaii since 1976.   The annual KIRA series is a collection of ten open water competitions held in various locations throughout the Hawaiian Islands.

ICF COR World championships BENCHMARK Races 🇺🇲

One of the ACA Ocean Racing Committee's responsibilities is to encourage USA athlete participation at the 2024 ICF Canoe Ocean Racing (COR) World Championships, which are being hosted by the Associação Regional de Canoagem da Madeira in the"Hawaii of Europe", Madeira, Portugal.  Completing one or more of the noted benchmark races is not required, however doing so may help to accelerate the ICF-required competency attestation for USA COR National Team members.