Event Overview

Arrival Information

The Boathouse District will open to all ACA Sprint National Championships trailers, participants, and patrons on Tuesday, August 17 at 8 a.m.

Trailer Parking

Trailer parking will be located in the Devon Boathouse Parking lot. All trailer spots will be pre-assigned. Please check-in upon arrival with boat trailers and adhere to posted signage.

Boat Storage and Club Tents

Each club will have a pre-assigned location for boat storage and club tents at the venue. Security personnel will be on duty from 8 p.m. – 6 a.m. If clubs are interested in renting a commercial tent locally, please contact the Race Director.

Notice: Club tents cannot be set up until 8 a.m. on Tuesday, August 17.

Athlete Check-In

A single representative from each club must check their club in on Thursday, August 19 between 12 – 2 p.m. Athlete check-in will be located at the front desk on the second story of the Devon Boathouse.

Awards Banquet

At this time, the feasibility of the ACA Sprint National Championships Awards Banquet has yet to be determined. This area will be updated as the situation continues to evolve.

Race Course

A seven (7) mile stretch of the North Canadian River has been transformed into a series of river lakes bordered by landscaped areas, trails and recreational facilities and is known as The Oklahoma River. The Oklahoma River is dam controlled and has no measurable current. From the Boathouse District, paddlers can access a four (4) kilometer stretch of water. The Oklahoma River is 10 – 12 feet deep. 

Traffic Pattern

All athletes must use the North shore as a warmup lane during competition.

Starting Gates

RIVERSPORT plans to install starting gates at the 200m. All other races will use floating starts.

Night Racing

The 2021 ACA Sprint National Championships will feature selected events 500m and shorter in the late evening, or at night under stadium lighting, creating a memorable experience for the racers and spectators alike!

Program and Order of Events

The order of events will be added to the ACA Sprint National Championships website after its final approval by the America Canoe Association.

Boat Control

All boats are subject to weight and measurement specifications throughout competition. Boat Control will be open August 19-20 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. for self-controlling. On competition days, Boat Control will open one hour prior to the start of the first event.

Clubs and athletes must supply their own sprint boat numbers. Distance event numbers will be supplied by RIVERSPORT.

Notice: There will be a $10 charge for each distance event number not returned.

Inclement Weather Policy

The Chief Official and the LOC will work together to monitor the weather continuously during the event. Should it be determined that schedule changes are necessary due to weather concerns, the following communication plan will be utilized.

Clubs are responsible for staying updated on announced schedule changes.

  • Delay racing later the same day if time is available.
  • Begin racing earlier than previously announced.  Announcement will be made no later than 3 hours before racing or 9:00 p.m. the evening before in the case of morning racing.
  • Combine events within the same boat class, but across age categories.
  • Cancel regatta.