Jess Cup 2021 Registration

12th Annual Race

The race begins at 12:30 p.m. below the dam rapid
February 27, 2020
Elkhorn Creek, Kentucky

Meet at American Whitewater Elkhorn Acres River Access by 11:00 a.m.

Viking Beginner’s Clinic

Introduction to whitewater kayaking: Learn how to navigate whitewater

Jess Cup Race – Vikings take the cup, again!

See the full results and highlights from the race.

Order the Jess Cup shirt

Order the Jess Cup shirt

T-shirt Options Gildan Mens Soft Style Short Sleeve Tee $20.00 USD Gildan Ladies Junior Fit Soft Style V-Neck $20.00 USD Mens Sizes Mens Only XS SMALL MEDIUM LARGE XL 2XL 3XL Mens only 4XL

New year, old friends

New year, old friends

After some heavy rains early in the week, the Viking Canoe Club ushered in 2020 with a gathering of old friends on a familiar creek.

Southeast advanced release dates for 2020

Southeast advanced release dates for 2020

American Whitewater and our affiliated clubs like the Viking Canoe Club have spent the past 25 years working to restore flows to incredible Southeastern rivers impacted by dams. A lot of our work has focused on Class II and III rivers like the lower Nantahala,...

Act now on the Russell Fork

Act now on the Russell Fork

Important changes to the Russell Fork release schedule are coming. Act now before the release season is changed without adequate input from the paddling community.


Keep up to date on club trips and meetings with the Viking calendar of events.

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Join your local paddling and whitewater adventure group, the Viking Canoe Club today!

About us

The Viking Canoe Club’s purpose is to promote and encourage the recreational navigation of wild and scenic rivers by canoe, kayak and other self-powered craft; promote conservation of wild and scenic rivers by practicing conservation as a club, by cooperating with local and national conservation organizations, and by communicating the club’s concerns to governmental authorities and to the public; develop paddling skills through instruction, training and participation in canoeing and kayak events, and promote appreciation for the beauty of our wild and scenic river resources and for the recreational value of wilderness cruising, camping , canoe racing and whitewater sports.

Affiliate Member

American Whitewater’s mission is to protect and restore whitewater rivers and to enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely. The organization is the primary advocate for the preservation and protection of whitewater rivers throughout the United States, and connects the interests of human-powered recreational river users with ecological and science-based data to achieve the goals within its mission.


The Viking Canoe Club meets each month in Louisville. The meetings are every first Tuesday of the Month, except January. The meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. *Check our Facebook Page for the location. Sometimes these meetings will be on the water at the Falls of the Ohio in the summer.


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