Note: Not all classes are offered at every race.

OPEN TOURING: The largest class in the classic. Non - competitive” participant category for canoes, kayaks and guideboats. No age or gender divisions and no 1st, 2nd, or third-place awards will be given. Participation plaques may be purchased. You are in it to finish. Times will be kept. This group of paddlers will start first each day and must make cut-off times to finish each day.

C-2 RECREATION: 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. These paddlers are primarily novice or recreational who do minimal training and are basically there to participate and to have fun.

C-2 STOCK: 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 currentn C-2 Stock list includes: Wenonah: Jensen 17, Jensen 18, Sundowner, Minnesota II, 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 AMATEUR: NOTE: 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.

C-2 FAMILY: Paddlers must be related, with one paddler 16 years of age or younger. Recreation or Stock boats only.

C-1 AMATEUR: One person in a solo racing boat.

C-1 STOCK: 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’s Magic, and Mad River’s Independence.

STANDARD WAR CANOE: Minimum of 6 paddlers in a wooden canoe built to meet the following specifications: Maximum length 28’, Minimum width at gunwhales and 6” waterline 39”, Minimum depth of 14”.

OPEN WAR CANOE: Minimum of 7 paddlers in a boat built to accommodate them - No restrictions!

C-4 CANOE: 4 People in a canoe designed to accommodate them.

SOLO RECREATION: 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.

TOURING KAYAK: Kayaks of any material with a maximum length of 20’ and a minimum width at the 4” waterline of 18”.

UNLIMITED KAYAK: Any kayak over 20’ in length and / or less than 18” in width at the 4” waterline.

TWO-PERSON KAYAK: Two people in any kayak.

GUIDEBOAT: We follow the Saranac Lake rules for classes. Click here for a copy. We are the final arbiters in all boat classifications.

Comments or clarification questions can be addressed to Brian McDonnell at or 518 891 2744.