Classes Offered for the New England Slalom Series
OC-1 Men short
OC-1 Men medium
OC-1 Women short
OC-1 Master short
OC-1 Master medium
OC-1 REC ¹
OC-1 Open #
OC-1 Women Open #
OC-2 REC ¹
OC-2 Open #
K-1 Women Masters
K-1 Men REC ¹
K-1 Women REC ¹
C-1 Junior C-1 REC ¹
TYPES OF BOATS
OC-1 Open canoe, one person
OC-2 Open canoe, two people
K-1 Kayak, one person
C-1 Closed Canoe, one person
C-2 Closed Canoe, two people
Short – Minimum boat length of 13 feet
Medium – Minimum boat length of 15 feet
CLOSED BOATERS MAY RACE IN BOTH RACE AND REC ONLY IF THEY USE A REC BOAT IN BOTH CLASSES.
¹ REC includes commercially available ABS and polyethylene boats.
Master:You must be 40 years old or more by January 1.
Junior: the year you turn 18 is your last year to race this class.
Cadet: the year you turn 14 is your last year to race this class.
Youth: you must 16 years old or younger as of the first day of the race.
Senior: you must 25 years old or older as of the first day of the race.
# Open classes are for any boat length, any boat material, any age, any sex (except in the case of “Women Open”)
Other classes may be offered or combined at a individual races.
This will not effect NESS points.
Points for series standings
1st: 10 points, 2nd: 8 points, 3rd: 6 points, 4th: 5 points, 5th: 4 points, 6th: 3 points, 7th: 2 points, other finishers: 1 point.
A beginner’s class will be offered at most races on a portion of the course as decided by the race organizer. Beginners will include those with little or no previous race experience — race organizer has discretion to decide when someone has moved beyond the beginner category. Beginners may register as late as the morning of the race, and will pay a $5 entry fee, sign a waiver, and pay a $10 insurance fee if not a valid ACA member. There are no series points for beginners’ classes.