The Nelson Area Paddlers
The Nelson Downriver
Canoe and Kayak Race


The Nelson Downriver Race is intended for anyone interested in canoe or kayak racing - from novices to national champions. Our goal is to promote recreation, conservation and sportsmanship through paddling rivers and lakes in and around Nelson County, Virginia.
The Nelson Area Paddlers

Photographs courtesy of Vernon Powell River Photos Unlimited

Nancy Welker (the brains and beauty of the racing organization) distributes food after the race.

Hungry paddlers anxiously look on.

Off to The Races

Paddlers in Action Apres Race Vernon's Galleria

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