Feeder Spring Race #1

>Feeder Spring Race #1

Feeder Spring Race #1

  • Race Registration
    February 16, 2018 - March 17, 2018
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm
We are welcome all  levels of whitewater paddlers to participate in the first regional race of the 2018 whitewater slalom season. The race will be held on the Feeder Canal – Lock #6 on Sunday, March 18th:

  • 9 am: racers’ meeting
  • 9:15 am: judge’s meeting
  • 10 am: race start

All competitors must be active ACA members.

This race is free for current PWRC members;  the cost for non-PWRC competitors is $20 (must be paid prior to the race day).




Potomac Whitewater Racing athletes and volunteers have maintained year-round training gates on the Potomac River’s Feeder Canal since the early 1970’s. The Feeder Canal is adjacent to the C & O Canal next to Lock #6 off of the Clara Barton Parkway.

The Feeder Canal was originally built to allow the Potomac River to feed additional water into the C & O Canal as it continues into Georgetown. (Read George Washington: Father of His Country, Father of the Feeder Canal ) There are 40 to 50 training gates here in class I-II at normal river flow levels. Potomac Whitewater Racing often holds races in the Spring and Summer on the Feeder Canal.  Look for racing opportunities on the PWRC home page.  Please also note the swimming is prohibited in the Feeder Canal. Click here for an NPR Story and Video about training on the Feeder Canal.