The 2022 Adirondack Canoe Classic — the 90-Miler — will be held September 9th through 11th, taking racers on a three-day journey from Old Forge to Saranac Lake, the first 90 miles of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.
Online registration has begun and end on July 31st.
The Adirondack Canoe Classic offers a variety of boat classes, described in detail below.
The largest class in the classic. Non-competitive participant category for canoes, kayaks and guideboats. No unlimited kayaks or amateur class canoes are permitted in open touring. No age or gender divisions and no 1st, 2nd, or 3rd-place awards will be given. You are in it to finish. Times will be kept. For the 90-Miler: This group of paddlers must make cut-off times each day. Participation plaques may be purchased.
Maximum length: 17 feet, 6 inches. Weight: minimum of 55 pounds from the manufacturer. Race organizer discretion: If it looks like a racing canoe, it is not a recreational canoe. Any boats made specifically for racing are excluded from this class.
Included in this class are hulls similar to the Jensen 18. There are minimal concave lines in the hull and no concave lines in the gunwales. Maximum length is 18′ 6”, no minimum weight. Minimum width at 4” waterline is 15 percent of length (33 5/16” for 18’6”). Tumblehome max is 1” per side. All NYMCRA specifications apply. The current C-2 Stock list includes: Wenonah: Jensen 17, Jensen 18, Sundowner, Minnesota II, Monarch, Odyssey, Escape, and Escapade; GRB Newman Designs: Traveler 17′ 5”, Traveler 18′ 6”, Monarch; Mad River Lamoille, Horizon.; Bell Canoe Works Northstar, Northwind, and Northwoods; Savage River Works Susquehanna.
C-2 Open Racing
Included in this class are WENONAH SCR’S (Standard Class Racers); COMP cruisers; and 3 x 27’s. If it looks like a racing canoe, it is. Specifications according to NYMCRA & USCA. These participants paddle regularly, frequently as training for races.
Paddlers must be related, with one paddler 16 years of age or younger. Recreation or Stock boats only.
C-1 Open Racing
One person in a solo racing boat. Specifications according to NYMCRA & USCA.
Maximum length – 17’ 0”, Tumblehome not to exceed 3.5” per side. No minimum weight. The current C-1 Stock list includes GRB Newman Designs Classic and Classic XL; Wenonah Advantage, Prism, Encounter and Solitude; Sawyer Summer Song, DY Special and Shock Wave; Savage River’s Otegan (modified), Bell Magic, and Mad River’s Independence.
Any canoe or sea kayak of any material with a maximum length of 16’ 0” and a minimum width at the 4” waterline of 22”. Must use double-bladed paddle.
In an effort to make the competition about the team of paddlers and not the boat, organizers have identified the most readily available boats to base class specifications upon. Boats must weigh a minimum of 55 pounds, and be designed by the manufacturer to accommodate 4 paddlers. Wenonah’s Minnesota 3 (with 4 seats) and Minnesota 4 are built primarily for backcountry travel but perform admirably in a competitive event against similar craft. Boats of similar design to the Minn 3 and 4 will be inspected and must be approved by the boat judge.
Boat hulls cannot be modified. Seat configurations can be redesigned to meet team needs. Bailers and spray skirts are allowed. Participants are required to use single bladed canoe paddles to power the craft. Rudders are not allowed.
Specific hull measurements:
Maximum length of 23’ 1″, Minimum weight 55 pounds from the manufacturer.
The boat must be specifically built by the manufacturer to accommodate 4 paddlers.
Minimum width at the center line, at the 4″ water line is 33″, at both the gunwales and 4″ waterline.
Minimum width at the 4″ waterline – 4 feet in from the bow is 16″, 4 feet in from the stern is 17″.
There is no concavity in the longitudinal axis of the hull (bow to stern) and no concavity in the cross section (side to side) below the 7″ waterline. There are minimal concave lines in the hull and no concave lines in the gunwales.
Minimum depths from the manufacturer: Bow = 20″, Center = 13½”, Stern = 17″.
No hard line transitions in the hull of the boat. Curve of chine must be equal to at least the radius of a softball.
Maximum tumblehome of 2″ per side.
Maximum length of 25’ 11”
Minimum weight 50 pounds
Boat must be built to accommodate 4 paddlers
Minimum width at the widest point from gunwale to gunwale is 32”. No concavity along the length of the gunwale from bow to stern.
Minimum depth: Bow = 17”, Center =12 ½”, Stern = 13 ½”.
Paddlers must use canoe paddles.
One of a kind boats are permitted.
For the 90 Miler, There will be one C-4 open racing class including men, women and mixed teams.
Standard Voyageur Canoe
Minimum of 6 paddlers in a wooden canoe built to meet the following specifications: Maximum length 28’, Minimum width at gunwales and 6” waterline 39”, Minimum depth of 14.”
Open Voyageur Canoe
Minimum of 7 paddlers in a boat built to accommodate them – No restrictions.
Kayaks of any material with a maximum length of 20’ and a minimum width at the 4” waterline of 18.”
Any kayak over 20’ in length and / or less than 18” in width at the 4” waterline.
Two people in any kayak.
Length: 11 – 23 feet (15 to 17 standard)
Beam: 32 – 44 inches (Outside measurement: 34 to 38 inches is standard)
Bottom Board Outside Width: 4 – 10 inches.
Stem Height: 20 – 26 inches.
Depth Amidships: 11 – 13 inches.
Construction: Traditional, Strip or mold construction; ribs may be laminated, hull may be wood, fiberglass, kevlar, or composite material, but must conform to traditional guideboat shape and character in the opinion of the boat judge.
Oars: Solid wood oars, maximum 8 foot length, 5 1/2 inches wide.
Hardware: Brass, bronze, or steel pins with 1/2 inch diameter hole to accept pin; may be bushed if out of round.
Use of wheels: is permitted in the Guideboat Class.
Foot braces: may be used.
Seats: Must be fixed, no rolling seats are allowed.
Oars and Paddles: may be laminated.
Hardware: Brass, bronze, or aluminum pins.
Foot braces: must be secured to the boat.
Unacceptable for the guideboat class:
Roller or sliding seats.
Roller, ball or needle bearings in hardware.
Boats of design and or construction with pulled- in beams / ends.
Paddles and oars with cupped or spooned blades.
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