45th Annual Bottoms Up Regatta!
The 45nd ANNUAL WKC BOTTOMS-UP REGATTA!!!
Ah, yes….what’s a season of paddling without attending the annual Salmon la Sac race?? Keeping with The Washington Kayak Club (formerly the Washington Foldboat Club) tradition, the event will continue on the first weekend in June: June 2-3, 2007! This is the 45th year in a row – come join us!
In the lovely pine forests near Roslyn, WA, under sunny skies, you will
be able to participate in the following events and activities:
downriver and slalom events are part of the 2007 Northwest Whitewater Cup
Series so racers will earn coveted cup points.
For the seasoned whitewater paddle, the level on the Cle Elum canyon http://www.americanwhitewater.org/rivers/id/2093/ and Cooper Creek runs http://www.americanwhitewater.org/rivers/id/2100/, will be good. In addition the area offers numerous hiking and mountain biking opportunities, and a nice campground perfect for kids’s to ride bikes around!
• The whitewater slalom course is a moderate class II rapid. There
will be a novice course on the top section where it’s pretty
flat for those new to the game.
Entry fees are $25.00 per racer with a $10.00 discount to those with ACA membership. Additional race classes are $5.00 each per racer. Separate classes are offered based on age, gender, and type of boat (canoes, kayaks, open boats, race boats, plastic play boats, K-2s, etc)
How to Get There: Navigate I-90 and exit at Roslyn. Drive through town (the whole place is a speed trap and stays a speed trap until you get to the campground: Beware!) to the end of the road, and there you are at both the race site and campground.
Camping: This year no reservations are being taken for any campsites.
Currently the road is washed out about one mile (near the Sno-Park?)
before the SLS campground. The County has assured us, however, that they
will have the road fixed and the campground open by Memorial Day weekend.
So we are planning on holding the race as tradition requires!
• We need folks to hang the course on Friday, June 1st. No experience required. Call Dawn Meekhof at 206-367-6273 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• We need folks who are not racing that can do the timing for the downriver race on Saturday and/or timing or judging or scoring the slalom on Sunday. No prior experience necessary. Call Dawn.
Schedule of Events for 2007 Salmon La Sac
Evening: scavenger hunt for all ages followed by the Clive Lister Memorial Toast to be held at the race director’s campsite. Also late registration