Expert category classes are for experienced racers, or those wishing to utilize race-specific watercraft. Flatwater racing boats adhering to current USCA rules, and downriver racing boats adhering to ACA rules are welcome. Recreational craft are also allowed.
The Expert course starts facing upstream at Smith Bridge, and travels against current about ¼ mile to a buoy turn near the Piper construction yard, then downstream on the novice course to the junction with the Pemigewasset River. From there the Expert course turns upstream (left) on the Pemi to a buoy (approximately ¼ mile upstream) just above the Route 93 bridge. The final leg travels downstream on the Pemi to the same finish line and take out as the novice course. Expected times for experts on this course are 45-60 minutes. Modest cash prizes (amount TBD based on sponsorship levels) will be awarded in categories with at least three teams/competitors.
Regatta classes in the Expert Category:
OC2-Men: two men in any recreational canoe 18’6” in length or less
OC2-Women: two women in any recreational canoe 18’6” in length or less
OC2-Mixed: a man and a woman in any recreational canoe 18’6” in length or less
OC1: one person in a recreational canoe 18’6” in length or less
K1-Unlimited: One person kayak, any length, any width