The Jamie McEwan Whitewater Triple Crown challenge the paddlers in a competition in the three major whitewater disciplines. Wild water racing is about speed, fastest boat down the river wins. Slalom requires precision. The paddlers must negotiate a series of gates for the fastest time. Penalties are assessed for touching the gate poles or missing the gate entirely. Each boat gets two runs. The better run determines their result. Freestyle is an acrobatic contest of spins, cartwheels and flips in whitewater. Incredible balance and reflexes prevail as paddlers are judged for their tricks. The competitions include Men’s, Women’s, and Junior classes, as well as classes for kayak and one and two-paddler canoes (C-1 and C-2). For the Jamie McEwan Triple Crown, the paddlers score points based on their place in each event. Both the Top Ten Men and Top Ten Women from Saturday move on to the Sunday Finals. The Men’s and Women’s Champions will be awarded $1000.
Updated: 2016-05-10 08:05:38