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Volunteers Needed for Cleaning Cedar River Slalom Site! 10/29

Esther Andrews  | Published on Monday, October 17, 2016

COME HELP SPRUCE UP THE CEDAR RIVER SLALOM SITE!

 

WORK PARTY -- OCTOBER 29, 2016. 

Come help us whack some blackberries and repair or replace some wires and gates so the site is ready for the Final Slalom Race of the season in early November.  See race info below. 

Please let us know if you can help out.  Many hands make light work……

Contact: Esther Mecking  kayaksmurfs@gmail.com  206-673-6276 or Jennie Goldberg   theleague@nwwhitewater.org  206-713-0520.

We’ll be meeting at Landsburg at the slalom gate site at 10:00 AM Saturday October 29th.  Bring gloves, and if you have them, pocket knives, wire cutters, and especially machetes or other tools of destruction for trail clearing.  No prior experience required!  Don’t forget food, water, rain gear, extra clothes and also your boat and boating gear  in case there’s time for a paddle afterwards. 

 
 

The Washington Kayak Club presents

Cedar River Slalom and Downriver Races

 November 12 & 13, 2016

 

This is the last event in the NW Whitewater Cup Series!

 

 Location: where the Issaquah-Hobart road crosses the Cedar River at Landsburg, near Maple Valley, WA

 

Course: class II+ Flow: subject to Mother Nature’s whims.  The race will be cancelled if the flow falls below 250 or goes much over 1200 cfs.  See the gage for the Cedar River below the Diversion at Landsburg.   http://waterdata.usgs.gov/wa/nwis/uv/?site_no=12117600&PARAmeter_cd=00060,00065

 

Classes: Open to any boat!  There will be separate classes by gender, racer age, and type of boat (both plastic and raceboat classes).

 

 Cost: $20.00 for the weekend ($15.00 if you only come to practice on Saturday).  So you might as well come back and race on Sunday! Prizes: Worth staying for!

 

 SATURDAY SCHEDULE

9am to 5:00 pm - Race Registration and Signing of WKC Activity roster

 All Day – course open for slalom practice (except during downriver race sprints). Please register and sign waiver before getting on water.

 2:00 PM - Sprint downriver races through slalom course : Open to all - all boat types welcome!

 Classic race to follow completion of sprints. Classic Course will be from slalom course to waterfall -- then racers will paddle to Maple Valley take-out (11 KM total). Solid class III skills and familiarity of this section of river required to participate in classic race.

 6:00 PM no-host Social Dinner at restaurant in Issaquah!

 

 SUNDAY SCHEDULE 

9:30 AM - Mandatory Racer’s Meeting

10:30 – 12:00 Morning runs

1:00 - 2:30 Afternoon runs

3:30 - Awards Ceremony

 

Contact:Esther Mecking

 kayaksmurfs@gmail.com 

206-673-6276


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