Class Categories

Age group:

  • Open
  • Masters (50 – 64)
  • Masters (65 – 74)
  • Masters (75+)

Gender:

  • Male
  • Female
  • Mixed

Boat Category:

  • HPK – High Performance Kayak (Kayak, Surf Ski and ICF)
  • FSK – Fast Sea Kayak (Kayak and Surf Ski)
  • SK – Sea Kayak (Kayak and Surf Ski)
  • REC – Recreational
  • OC-1 – Outrigger Canoe
  • C1 -Standard and ICF
  • C2- OC-2,Standard and ICF
  • K2- Surf Ski, Standard and ICF
  • SUP 14′
  • SUP 12’6″SUP 12′ or under (surf)
  • P1- Pedal

Boat Definition:

  • Kayak – boat paddled with a double blade paddle.
  • Canoe – boat paddled with a single blade paddle.

Course:

  • Advanced (Long)
  • Intermediate (Short)

Points

You can participate in either course option at any of the series events. Please keep in mind that in the interest of point accrual it’s best to be consistent with the course you choose to paddle. Remember, it takes 150 points to qualify and to win your category and you must have the most points at or above 150 within your category. We will base your series points on how you register for each race in the series.

​At each event if you place in the top 5 places within your category you gain the following points:

  • 1st place=60 points
  • 2nd place=50 points
  • 3rd place=40 points
  • 4th place=30 points
  • 5th place=20 poin

Boat Classifications

Kayak and surffski class  categories are based  on waterline length to width ratios (L:W)

4″ waterline length to width ratio published by the Sound Rowers Club Dimensions as modified by the Cape Ann Rowing Club :

  • HPK – High Performance Kayak. Unlimited – No specs
  • FSK – Fast Sea Kayak L:W< 11.25. Kayak L:W<11.50
  • SK – Sea Kayak. L:W< 9.25. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sound Rowers Boat Classifications by Boat Model

Manufacturer Model L/W ratio Classification
_ANY_ Down River Racer HPK
_ANY_ ICF Sprint and Marathon boats HPK
Action Fish Empire Fly 7.90 SK
Allwave Colibri 7.33 SK
Allwave CX 14.95 HPK
Allwave DNA (August
2018)
14.95 HPK
Allwave Genesi 10.40 FSK
Allwave Volo 13.96 HPK
AquaDynamic Thelon 17 8.20 SK
Aquaterra Chinook 7.90 SK
Aquaterra Scimitar 8.40 SK
Aquaterra Sea Lion 8.30 SK
Azul Kayaks Aspen 8.80 SK
Azul Kayaks Sultan 9.40 FSK
Bear Mountain Boat Ship Enterprise 8.30 SK
Bergans Ally Folding Sea Touring Kayak 10.10 FSK
Billington Sea Kayak Surge 8.28 SK
Boreal Designs Alvik 8.30 SK
Boreal Designs Ellesmere 9.00 SK
Boreal Designs Epsilon 8.87 SK
Boreal Designs Fjord 8.30 SK
Boreal Designs Inukshuk 8.10 SK
Boreal Designs Muktuk 8.20 SK
Boreal Designs Narwhal 8.20 SK
Carbonology Atom 13.52 HPK
Carbonology Boost
(2017a)
11.90 HPK
Carbonology Boost (2017b) 11.67 HPK
Carbonology Cruz 9.82 FSK
Carbonology Flash (2017) 14.77 HPK
Carbonology Flash (old) 14.27 HPK
Carbonology K1 Downriver
ski
12.53 HPK
Carbonology Pulse 13.86 HPK
Carbonology Pulse 14.07 HPK
Carbonology Pulse
(2017)
13.64 HPK
Carbonology Splash 9.90 FSK
Carbonology Switch 13.37 HPK
Carbonology Vault
(2017a)
13.16 HPK
Carbonology Vault (2017b) 13.26 HPK
Carbonology Vault
(old)
12.66 HPK
Carbonology Zest (old) 12.02 HPK
Carbonology Zest
(old)
12.81 HPK
Chesapeake Lt. Craft Chesapeake 16 8.60 SK
Chesapeake Lt. Craft Chesapeake 17 8.80 SK
Chesapeake Lt. Craft Shearwater 17 8.80 SK
Cobra Cobra Expedition 8.50 SK
Current Designs Altura 6.20 SK
Current Designs Andromeda 8.30 SK
Current Designs Breeze 6.50 SK
Current Designs Caribou 8.50 SK
Current Designs Equinox GT 8.00 SK
Current Designs Equinox GT 8.73 SK
Current Designs Expedition 9.70 FSK
Current Designs Extreme 9.50 FSK
Current Designs Freedom 9.80 FSK
Current Designs Gulfstream 8.50 SK
Current Designs Ignite
(2014)
8.00 SK
Current Designs Karla 8.51 SK
Current Designs Kestrel 140 6.20 SK
Current Designs Pachena 6.90 SK
Current Designs Piceses 8.60 SK
Current Designs Prana 9.71 FSK
Current Designs Raven 7.30 SK
Current Designs Sisu 8.00 SK
Current Designs Slipstream 8.10 SK
Current Designs Solstice GT & ST 8.50 SK
Current Designs Solstice GTS 8.00 SK
Current Designs Solstice SS 9.00 SK
Current Designs Speedster HPK
Current Designs Squamish 7.30 SK
Current Designs Storm 7.90 SK
Current Designs Stratus 18 9.80 FSK
Current Designs Vision 130 6.50 SK
Current Designs Vision 140 7.00 SK
Current Designs Vision 150 7.30 SK
Current Designs Whistler 7.00 SK
Dagger Baja 8.40 SK
Dagger Cortez 16.5 8.30 SK
Dagger Magellen 8.10 SK
Dagger Meridian 7.80 SK
Dagger Seeker 8.20 SK
Dagger Sitka 9.30 FSK
Destiny Aquila <8.5 SK
Destiny Deception 8.80 SK
Destiny Defiance 8.70 SK
Destiny Kiska <8.8 SK
Dirigo Dirigo <8.5 SK
Dragonworks Islander 8.90 SK
Easy Rider Dolphin 7.70 SK
Easy Rider Eskimo 15 <8.4 SK
Easy Rider Eskimo 16 <8.4 SK
Easy Rider Eskimo 17 8.40 SK
Easy Rider Eskimo 18.6 8.70 SK
Easy Rider Harpoon 19 10.50 FSK
Easy Rider Sea Hawk 8.40 SK
Eddyline Calypso 9.00 SK
Eddyline Falcon (16′) 8.70 SK
Eddyline Falcon (18′) 9.70 FSK
Eddyline Fathom 8.50 SK
Eddyline Heron 10.70 FSK
Eddyline Merlin <8.0 SK
Eddyline Nighthawk 8.50 SK
Eddyline Orca 8.20 SK
Eddyline Raven 8.30 SK
Eddyline Sea Star 9.70 FSK
Eddyline Skimmer <7.0 SK
Eddyline Skylark 5.30 SK
Eddyline Wind Dancer 8.50 SK
Eddyline Zephyr 8.00 SK
Epic 18x 10.16 FSK
Epic 18x Sport 9.82 FSK
Epic Recreational GP 6.10 SK
Epic Touring Cruiser 16 <8.8 SK
Epic V5 plastic 7.10 SK
Epic V5 composite 7.27 SK
Epic V6 8.35 SK
Epic Touring Endurance 18 10.50 FSK
Epic V7/V8 10.16 FSK
Epic V8 Pro 11.47 HPK
Epic V10/V10L/V10 Sport HPK
Epic V11 1g (2017) 13.47 HPK
Epic V12 14.71 HPK
Epic V14 14.92 HPK
Epic 16X 8.35 SK
Feathercraft K1 Expedition 8.10 SK
Feathercraft Khatsalano S 9.00 SK
Fenn Blue-Fin 11.13 HPK
Fenn Bonito 8.40 SK
Fenn Elite Glide 15.15 HPK
Fenn Elite SL 15.15 HPK
Fenn Elite Spark 15.15 HPK
Fenn Elite Surge (2018) 13.69 HPK
Fenn Mako 6 14.55 HPK
Fenn Mako Elite 14.98 HPK
Fenn Mako XT 12.00 HPK
Fenn Swordfish 13.56 HPK
Fenn XT (older) 12.63 HPK
Folbot Folding K any as single <8.0 SK
Folding Craft 500 EX 7.50 SK
Futura Carrera <13.7 HPK
Futura Futura <8.0 SK
Futura Futura II <12.3 HPK
Futura Futura TR <14.4 HPK
Georgn. Bay Folding Kayak any as single SK
Heritage Expedition LP 8.40 SK
Heritage Nomad 8.20 SK
Hoby Cat Quest 5.50 SK
Hody Sport TK-1 10.90 FSK
HopOnTop HopOnTop 6.80 SK
Huki Huki S1-A 13.73 HPK
Huki Huki S1-X/S1-X Special 14.82 HPK
Huki S1-XL 14.00 HPK
Huki S1-Z 15.63 HPK
Huki Huki S1-R 12.92 HPK
Hutchinson Design Baidarka Explorer 8.70 SK
Hutchinson Design Islander <9.0 SK
Hutchinson Design Umnak <8.4 SK
HydrTufLite Sea Runner 8.20 SK
HydrTufLite Venture <8.3 SK
Impex Kayak Force Cat 4 9.70 FSK
Impex Kayak Force Category 5 9.15 SK
Innova Kayaks Seaker 1 6.30 SK
Kai Wa’a Vega (2018) 14.99 HPK
JKK Kayaks Supernova 11.80 HPK
JKK Kayaks Total Eclipse 11.80 HPK
JKK Kayaks U2 11.50 HPK
Kajak Sport Artisan Millenium 8.80 SK
Kajak Sport Avalon Viviane 9.90 FSK
Kajak Sport Infinity Active 7.30 SK
Kajak Sport Viking Expedition 8.40 SK
Kirton Kayaks Inuk 10.60 FSK
Kiwi Kayak any as single <7.0 SK
Klepper Folding Kayaks any as single <7.0 SK
Knysna Genius 20 14.60 HPK
Knysna Genius 40 (pre
2018)
14.88 HPK
Knysna Genius BLU (2018) 14.09 HPK
Knysna Genius BLU (pre
2018)
13.48 HPK
Knysna Genius CLK 12.08 HPK
Knysna Genius G40 (2018) 15.24 HPK
Knysna Genius GTO (2018) 15.00 HPK
Knysna Genius RS 11.05 HPK
Knysna Guppie 8.33 SK
Knysna Jester 9.42 FSK
Knysna Mac Mk.II (Sept.
2018)
13.41 HPK
Knysna Mac Rhythm (before
2018)
13.26 HPK
Knysna Mac Rhythm (from
2018)
12.97 HPK
Knysna Mc Gregor Classic
(2017)
13.95 HPK
Knysna Mc Gregor Classic
(2018)
14.39 HPK
Lifesaving/Spec ski
min.wid/max.len
11.84 HPK
Mad River Monarch 7.70 SK
Mariner Coaster 7.40 SK
Mariner Elan 8.40 SK
Mariner Escape 8.90 SK
Mariner Express 8.90 SK
Mariner Mariner 10.70 FSK
Mariner Mariner II 10.20 FSK
Mariner Mariner XL 8.80 SK
Mariner MAX 8.30 SK
Momentum Yacht Design Loki R 9.10 SK
Momentum Yacht Design Loki Sea Race 13.60 HPK
Mont Bell Ellsmere 350 8.50 SK
Nigel Dennis Romany Explorer 8.20 SK
Nigel Dennis Explorer/ Explorer HV 9.56 FSK
Nigel Dennis Romany sport 9.05 SK
Nigel Dennis Romany Sportive RM LV 8.90 SK
Nigel Dennis Latitude 10.46 FSK
Nigel Dennis Pilgrim Expedition 10.36 FSK
Nigel Dennis Quantum 12.01 HPK
Nigel Dennis Echo 10.21 FSK
Nigel Dennis Romany surf 8.93 SK
Nigel Dennis Pilgrim 9.54 FSK
Nigel Dennis Romany Classic 9.05 SK
Nigel Dennis Romany Excel 9.00 SK
Natural Design Polaris 8.60 SK
Nautirad Greenlander 16 7.90 SK
Necky Alsek <7.0 SK
Necky Arluk I 11.50 HPK
Necky Arluk II/1.8/1.9 9.90 FSK
Necky Arluk III 8.70 SK
Necky Arluk IV 7.30 SK
Necky Chatham 16 7.40 SK
Necky Elaho 7.50 SK
Necky Eliza 8.10 SK
Necky Kyook <7.7 SK
Necky Looksha II 10.60 FSK
Necky Looksha IV <8.9 SK
Necky Looksha V 8.10 SK
Necky Nootka 7.70 SK
Necky Phantom 13.00 HPK
Necky Telsa <8.5 SK
Necky Tornak <8.5 SK
Nelo FW 2000 14.50 HPK
Nelo 510 9.27 FSK
Nelo 520 10.00 FSK
Nelo 550 11.96 HPK
Nelo 560L 12.44 HPK
Nelo 560M 12.44 HPK
Nelo 560M/L 12.44 HPK
Nelo M/XL (2010) 15.24 HPK
Nelo Vintage 14.22 HPK
Nelo Viper 55 9.45 FSK
Nelo XXL 14.55 HPK
Nimbus Horizon <8.7 SK
Nimbus Lootas 8.30 SK
Nimbus Puffin 8.50 SK
Nimbus Solander 8.40 SK
Nimbus Sprint 10.30 FSK
Nimbus Zoom 9.23 SK
Novus Composites NC 15 <8.0 SK
Novus Composites NC 17 8.30 SK
Novus Composites NC 19 9.10 SK
NW Kayak Cadence 8.80 SK
NW Kayak Esprit 8.70 SK
NW Kayak Sportee <8.0 SK
NW Kayak Synergy 8.30 SK
NW Kayaks Discovery 8.90 SK
NW Kayaks Pursuit 8.90 SK
Ocean Kayak Manta 6.10 SK
Ocean Kayak Pro S1 109 4.80 SK
Ocean Kayak Scrambler <7.0 SK
Ocean Kayak Scupper 7.50 SK
Ocean Kayak Sprinter 10.40 FSK
Old Town Canoe Egret 7.80 SK
Old Town Canoe Millenium 8.80 SK
P&H Aries 8.40 SK
P&H Bahiya 8.60 SK
P&H Capella 7.70 SK
P&H Iona <8.5 SK
P&H Orion <8.5 SK
P&H Quest 8.40 SK
P&H Sirius 8.50 SK
Pakboats Puffin Swift 6.80 SK
Perception Avatar 16 7.80 SK
Perception Carolina 7.90 SK
Perception Eclipse 8.60 SK
Perception Sonoma 13.5 6.80 SK
Perception Vizcaya 8.10 SK
Prijon Arctic Tern 14 6.80 SK
Prijon Barracuda 9.10 SK
Prijon Cabalara 6.50 SK
Prijon Kodiak 8.50 SK
Prijon Odysee 7.80 SK
Prijon Seayak 7.60 SK
Prijon Touryak 7.30 SK
Prijon Yukon Eskie 8.40 SK
Pt. 65º North K1 R 8.60 SK
Pt. 65º North K1 VR 8.90 SK
Pt. 65º North K1 XP 10.00 FSK
Pt. 65º North KIR 8.80 SK
Pt. 65º North X Lite 8.40 SK
PWS Avocet 8.60 SK
PWS Intrepid 8.30 SK
PWS Osprey 9.40 FSK
PWS Sea Otter 7.90 SK
PWS Seal 10.80 FSK
PWS Thunderbird 7.80 SK
PWS Widgeon 7.90 SK
Pygmy Arctic Tern 8.30 SK
Pygmy Arctic Tern 14 7.00 SK
Pygmy Coho 8.60 SK
Pygmy Goldeneye 8.50 SK
Pygmy Borealis XL 8.00 SK
Pygmy Coho SK
Pygmy Murrelet 9.27 SK
Pyranha Orca 6.80 SK
QCC Kayaks Q300 <8.8 SK
QCC Kayaks Q400 <8.8 SK
QCC Kayaks Q500x 8.80 SK
QCC Kayaks Q600x 9.70 FSK
QCC Kayaks Q700x 10.30 FSK
Rainforest Designs Kap Farvel 8.10 SK
Rainforest Designs Telkwa 8.30 SK
REI (?) Marlin (on top) 7.70 SK
Riot Kayak Tourlite 15 6.80 SK
Seafarer Solander 8.60 SK
Seafarer Sprint 10.40 FSK
Seavivor Folding Kayak Greenland Solo 9.80 FSK
Seaward 2005 Tyee 8.10 SK
Seaward Chilco 9.50 FSK
Seaward Discover Aurora 7.70 SK
Seaward Endeavor 8.70 SK
Seaward Navigator 8.30 SK
Seaward Quantum 8.80 SK
Seaworthy Design Enetai 9.00 SK
Seda Glider 10.80 FSK
Seda Gypsy 7.50 SK
Seda Ikkuma 17 8.00 SK
Seda Impulse 10.40 FSK
Seda Starlet 8.20 SK
Seda Swift 8.60 SK
Seda Viking 8.40 SK
Seward Guide 17 8.87 SK
Seward Luna GR 8.43 SK
Seward Tyee 8.50 SK
Seward Tyee XLC 8.50 SK
Seward S16 8.73 SK
Seward Chilco 9.40 FSK
Seward Quest 9.40 FSK
Sisson Evolution >12.0 HPK
Skim Kayaks Dex 9.00 SK
Skim Kayaks Distance 9.80 FSK
Southern Exposure Legend 9.50 FSK
Southern Exposure Reiver 9.00 SK
Stellar S14S /S14 /S14-LV
/
6.94 SK
Stellar S16S 10.36 FSK
Stellar Intrepid LV 8.40 SK
Stellar S18S G1 (pre
2018)
10.32 FSK
Stellar S18S G2 (from
2018) / S18R
10.74 FSK
Stellar SE 14.72 HPK
Stellar SEA (June
2018-)
15.04 HPK
Stellar SEI 13.26 HPK
Stellar SEL 1G 14.89 HPK
Stellar SEL 2G 14.83 HPK
Stellar SES 14.90 HPK
Stellar SR 12.17 HPK
Think Big Eze/Eze 9.61 FSK
Think Uno (2016) 15.00 HPK
Think Uno (pre 2016) 15.43 HPK
Think Uno Max 15.00 HPK
Think Zen 10.77 FSK
Think Eze (2016) 10.16 FSK
Think Eze (pre 2016) 10.20 FSK
Think Evo 13.30 HPK
Think Evo II 13.02 HPK
Think Ion 14.43 HPK
Think Jet 10.83 FSK
Think Fit FSK
Think Legend 14.95 HPK
Third Rock Kayak Espresso 8.40 SK
TRAK T-1600 9.00 SK
Triton Ladoga 1 7.20 SK
Twogood Chalupski 13.00 HPK
Twogood Mako HPK
Twogood Phoenix 11.30 HPK
Valhalla Valhalla 12.30 HPK
Valhalla Victory 13.00 HPK
Valley Canoe Aquanaut 8.80 SK
Valley Canoe Aquanaut RM 8.20 SK
Valley Canoe Avocet 7.90 SK
Valley Canoe Nordkapp 9.40 FSK
Valley Canoe Nordkapp H20 8.70 SK
Valley Canoe Nordkapp LV 8.70 SK
Valley Canoe Petrel <7.6 SK
Valley Canoe Selkie <8.6 SK
Valley Canoe Skerray 8.60 SK
Valley Canoe Skerray XL 8.90 SK
Valley Sea Kayak Rapier 20 13.80 HPK
Venturesport Black Marlin <13.7 HPK
Venturesport Eclipse <13.5 HPK
Venturesport Elan Crosstrainer <14.6 HPK
Venturesport Shearwater <13.6 HPK
Venturesport Vector <12.3 HPK
Venturesport Venture 7.60 SK
Venturesport Vintage >8.0 SK
Venure Kayak Ayr 16.5 8.50 SK
Walden Vista <8.0 SK
Waldon Vision 6.60 SK
Westside Boat Wave Piercer 11.60 HPK
Westside Boat Wave XL/Ultra 15.70 HPK
Westside Boat X Par EFT 14.00 HPK
Westside Boat X Par Missile 18.90 HPK
Wilderness Systems Alto <8.7 SK
Wilderness Systems Arctic Hawk 9.40 FSK
Wilderness Systems Cape Horn 17 8.80 SK
Wilderness Systems Epic 9.70 FSK
Wilderness Systems Seacret <8.0 SK
Wilderness Systems Sealution 8.10 SK
Wilderness Systems Sealution SS/II 8.10 SK
Wilderness Systems Sealution XL 8.80 SK
Wilderness Systems Tempest 165 Pro 8.60 SK