Flatwater Kayak Race

Paddle your way around Sadler Island on a sit-on-top kayak during the Flatwater Kayak Race. This race will be broken up into 1.5 mile and 3 mile distances. Kayaks are included on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Racers will need to check-in for the flatwater kayak race at the Flatwater Center to receive a paddle and PFD. After receiving equipment all racers will proceed to the Flatwater Dock.

Awards will be given to the top 3 overall Male/Female finishers.

Friday Saturday Sunday
Time 10:00 am

Flatwater SUP Race

Tuck Fest’s Flatwater SUP Race is perfect for the new paddler and the elite racer alike. Choose between the recreational 3 mile or the pro 6 mile distances, both of which start and finish on the Catawba River. This lap based race around Sadler Island will begin with a mass start from the USNWC flatwater dock. Participants are encouraged to bring their own gear. Board lengths for the recreational 3 mile race must be below 12′. The pro 6 mile is open to all board lengths. A limited number of SUP gear packages are available on a first come, first serve the morning of the race.

Racers will meet at the Catawba River dock. Racers renting equipment will need to do so at the Kayak Center prior to race start so they can be at the dock by race start time.

2015 Results

Friday Saturday Sunday
Time 9:00 am

Swim the Ford

Grab your goggles and head to the Catawba River for Swim the Ford, Tuck Fest’s open water swimming race. Named after the Tuckaseegee Ford, this race will feature a sprint triathlon distance (.75k) and an Olympic triathlon distance (1.5k) near the flatwater dock. The shorter distance will be a single lap format, while the longer distance will be two laps.

This race is not intended for recreational swimming (ie: playing in the water), and swimmers should be confident in their own abilities as this is a self-assisted race. In order to participate, swimmers are required to bring their own brightly colored swim cap.

Friday Saturday Sunday
Time 8:15 am

U.S. National Whitewater Center | 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway | Charlotte, NC 28214 | 704.391.3900 | info@usnwc.org

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