2020 Racing Class Information
For the 2020 season, NYPRA is allowing the GRB C-1 Pro Concept boat to participate in the C-1 – Open class. This class is for racing canoes that fit the 4 by 32 specification. Boats are to be a maximum length of 18’6” and they should measure at least 32” wide at the 4 inch waterline. However, race directors, at their discretion, may choose to establish a separate class for the GRB C-1 Pro Concept boat. Please reach out to the race director if you have further questions. NYPRA will be reviewing this specification at the conclusion of the 2020 racing season for a more definitive ruling.
The GRB Concept boat will be allowed to compete in the C-1 Pro and Amateur classes during Canton Canoe Weekend.
Organized competition among one-person canoes (C-1) began its modern history in the mid-1970s. In order to standardize competitive designs, measurements were transferred directly from two-person canoes or C-2s to the new one-person or C-1 competition classes. These specifications called for both C-1 and C-2 boats to measure 32” wide at the 4” waterline - better known as the “4 by 32” rule. Over time, as competitive canoeing became more popular, boat designers and builders began developing more efficient C-1 canoes, but were constrained by the 4 by 32 specification. This resulted in the designs we see today with narrow bows and wide wings at the midpoint of the canoe, a compromise between the most efficient design possible and the specifications adopted decades earlier.
Race Entry Fees
9:30 AM - Modern Rushton Races: Bring your canoe or kayak and join us for the morning recreational races of 1, 3, 5 or 8 miles.
11:00-5:00 PM - Music by DJ Double Dutch.
12:30 PM - C-1 Pro International World Championship sponsored by St. Lawrence Health System & C-1/K-1 Amateur Races:
14 and 12 miles on the Grasse and Little Rivers.
2:00 PM until sold out - FFA Chicken Barbeque.
3:00 PM - Saturday Awards Ceremony.
3:30 PM - Joe Randi Rushton Relay (Family & Friends, High School, College Challenge & Open Divisions): come out to the park and have fun on the water with family and friends for this 2 mile relay race!
4:00-5:00 PM - Try out a boat! A variety of recreational kayaks, canoes, standup paddleboards, children's kayaks and racing boats will be available to paddle with assistance from Canton Canoe Weekend volunteers and paddlers (weather permitting).
10:00 AM - C-2 Pro, C-2 Amateur, K-1 Special:
14 and 12 mile races on the Grasse and Little Rivers.
12:45 PM - Sunday Awards Ceremony