August 24, 25, 26
a reminder that there will be an EASY whitewater
slalom race on the
Clackamas River, where the Roaring River joins the
Clack (upstream of
Fish and below Three Lynx) next weekend: August
24, 25, and 26. The
course will be designed for newbies, those that have
not tried slalom.
The river is low and the the course designed
for fun and so that
everyone can make all the gates. Those in plastic
boats are most
welcome and there will be novice, intermediate and
expert classes for
short kayaks, medium kayaks as well as slalom kayaks,
C1s, and open canoes.
This is an OKCC, as well as a LCCC shared event. And
is the sixth race
of the Northwest Cup Slalom series. The last
NW Cup race for slalom is
the Nooksack - Oct 6-7.
Friday will involve course construction, putting
up the slalom gates,
beginning around 10:30 am.
Saturday will allow everyone to try out the course,
practice all day!
Sunday will be the race, beginning with a race meeting
around 10 am and
first runs around 10:30 am.
Put in is mile post 41.67, about 17 miles east of
Estacada. Camping is
available at several campgrounds along the river
is you arrive early.
Parking is at mile post 41.
For further information, questions, directions, email
Carl Poston at: firstname.lastname@example.org or
David Johnson at: email@example.com
Come on out and check this out, this is a perfect
chance to try some
slalom gates with no pressure, hone those eddy-hopping
and ferry skills,
and you might just want to race on Sunday.
to see you there!