The Little White Salmon Race held on June 3, on Washington state’s notoriously awesome “Little White” was the first of six events in the Association of Whitewater Professionals’ Whitewater World Series, an international six-stage point series of rotating events, founded in 2010 by Canadian pro kayaker Patrick Camblin and overseen by an international board of five members. Thanks to event organization from World Class Kayak Academy and the program’s executive director, Capo Rettig, plus a slew of volunteers, this year’s race had 54 racers competing, seven of which swam, in a unique dual-racer format where times were clocked once both teammates completed the course. Due to the high volume of racers, officials even expanded the course to stretch from “Getting Busy” to “Wishbone”, making the race course include Island Drop for the very first time in the event’s history. Isaac Levinson, who finished No. 2 in the inaugural 2011 series’ final world ranking, behind France’s Eric Deguil, and Evan Garcia secured the win.
For full results and a photo gallery from the race, click HERE.