The official dates for the 2021 NESS races have been posted 🙂
Dates on the individual race pages and registration forms have been updated as well.
If you are a Race Organizer, please check your race page(s) for accuracy. Contact the NESSRACE.COM webmaster if you need to change anything.
Good Morning All, I want to be able to say, “See you at the races!” but after carefully considering all of the factors and input, we’ve decided to cancel the first two races, Punch Brook and Blackwater for now, and will reassess the other races as we get a bit closer to those dates. So stay tuned. And get out there and paddle! (Just, you know, in groups of ten or less 😉).
I’m sure you knew this was coming, but we will also be canceling the Kenduskeag and Fiddlehead for this year. Clayton has said there might be some gates up for informal practice runs at the site – we’ll keep you posted about that.
The T-Ville NESS race, and also Triple Crown (not a NESS race) have been canceled for this year, BUT… they may just be postponed to sometime in August. It’s kind of hard to schedule anything for sure these days though, so stay tuned for that.
Covered Bridge has been canceled for this year as well.
The Winni Slalom has been canceled for this year.
Profits from the Winni Slalom are being donated to Paws New England (www.pawsnewengland.com). Please check out their website and consider adopting a dog as awesome as Millie if you are considering getting a pup.
The “Any Length” class has been changed to be more consistent with the ACA Class names. It has been replaced by “OC-1 Open” and “OC-1 Women’s Open.” “Open” means any boat length, any boat material, any age, any sex (except in the case of “Women’s Open”).
In January 2013, this website was commissioned by the NESS Coordinator and Race Organizers of the New England Slalom Series whitewater racing organization. Its orginal purpose was to facilitate online registration & payment for New England Slalom Series races. Since then, it has become the official website for all NESS information.