ACA Atlantic Competition

For Fun and Fitness

Competition in the Atlantic Division

The ACA Atlantic Division promotes competition at all levels, whether for fun or for world-class athletes. Good sportsmanship and the challenge to do one’s best improve our local paddlesports community. The ACA is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for paddlesports and is committed to supporting our athletes at all levels of competition.

Here are some highlights, with links to other events put on by local ACA Atlantic Division clubs.

What Can I Compete In?

Paddlesports includes a range of disciplines, from sea kayaking to whitewater, freestyle to marathons, flatwater sprints to polo, just to name a few. If you’re not sure what you’re interested in, pick an event and contact the club that is hosting it, and consider coming by just to observe. Here are some typical events:

Flatwater Racing: This is very popular at Lake Sebago, and you can often find paddlers training in heats and laps. Additionally, members of the Inwood Canoe Club, Sebago Canoe Club, and Yonkers Rowing & Paddling Club all paddle for speed at their respective boathouses, as well as at the lake. Rockaway Olympic Canoe and Kayak Club specializes in sprint racing on national and international level and welcomes recreational paddlers.

Enjoy Kayak Polo and Canoe Sailing

Kayak Polo: The New York Kayak Polo club holds scrimmage sessions in Manhattan and Lake Sebago during the summer, and in an indoor pool in Jersey City during the winter.

Canoe Sailing: Promoted by members of the Sheepshead Canoe Club at Lake Sebago, with a race on the lake every summer. Canoe Sailing is a regular activity at Lake Sebago.

For more information, contact: Julie McCoy – competition@aca-atlanticdivision.com