2024 USA CANOE Ocean Racing National Development Program

The ACA Ocean Racing Committee is currently piloting a National Development Program for ICF-spec canoe ocean racing / surfski paddling.  The goal of the program is to encourage ocean racing / surfski competition production and participation, while avoiding being overly-prescriptive.  

At a high level, the USA COR National Development Program features a short-cycle annual National Series, a long-cycle multi-year Athlete Classification System, and a collection of valuable tools for athletes, coaches, organizers, and clubs.

All ACA members are automatically included in the National Development Program "Members Cup" category and are eligible to earn classifications simply by participating in a National Series competition.  An ACA competition membership is currently $40 and includes many benefits and perks in addition to your inclusion in the rankings.

For more information please email the ACA Ocean Racing Committee directly at  In addition, this TC Surfski Peak Paddle Performance podcast episode dives into the details of the ORC's efforts and answers many common questions.

See you at the starting line!