The North Fork Championship just outside Banks, Idaho is Kayaking’s version of the Bec des Rosses.
It’s the premiere comp of the season and this year saw Tennessee native, Dane Jackson win for the second consecutive year with a time of 1:07. This year held especially big water that measured nearly double the cfs from the previous year.
2017 NFC Results [Elite Division]
About The North Fork Championship
A Giant Slalom race comprised of seven gates through Jacob’s Ladder and Golf Course’s Class V+ whitewater. It is a timed race. If a racer hits a gate they will face a five second penalty, and missed gates will add fifty seconds to their final time. Athletes will get two runs, and the better time will be kept for their score. Paddlers charge off the Red Bull ramp above Jake’s to initiate the start of their run, and continue through the end of Golf Course and the last Sweet Protection gate where their time will end. The racer who turns in the fastest time will be crowned King of the North Fork Championship. This race is chip timed. Fifteen paddlers will be selected to compete in this division after being chosen from the pool of online applicants. Paddlers selected for the Elite Division may also race the Expert Course to obtain a time for their placement in the AWP World Series. They will not be eligible for any Expert prizes or placement, and regardless of their time will still compete in the Elite Division on Saturday.
*Video courtesy of The North Fork Championship