Course Specifics

April 26, 2010

This weekend we determined the start and finish points for the sprint and classic, and determined approximate lengths.

The Sprint:

Approximately Length: 900 meters (yes, we know it’s long).

Approximate Time: 2:47 (best C-1 time at 3,200 cfs).  It takes a little longer than 500 meters on flatwater.

The Classic:

Approximate Length: 3.85 km (yes, we know it’s short).

Approximate Time: 12:52 (C-1 at 3,200 cfs), 13:42 (K-1W at 3,200 cfs).


Training Camp May Be Canceled

April 21, 2010

Do not plan on participating in the Nationals Training Camp this weekend unless you call and speak with Tom Wier first!  The camp may be canceled!

Call Tom at 425-232-3038.

Helmet Cam Video of the Sprint Course

April 21, 2010

Follow this link for helmet cam footage of the S-Bends taken from a plastic boat.

The level is probably 2500-3000 cfs, close to the level we predict for nationals.



2010 Wildwater Nationals is also 2011 Team Trials!

April 4, 2010

The US Wildwater Committee decided that the 2010 National Championships would also serve as 2011 team trials!

Come out for the most important race of the year in beautiful Washington State!

We will be holding two training camps on the Nationals/Team Trials courses.  The first will be April 24-25, and the second in July before the event.  Please see below for details.

2010 Wildwater Nationals Training Camps

April 4, 2010

We will hold two training camps prior to Nationals on the Skagit river.  The first will be April 24-25, three weeks from now.  The second will be held July 24-25.  You must RSVP to Tom Wier at the address listed below to come to the July camp, as we will have to bring our shuttle vehicle and driver if more that 5-8 people participate.  Come out for hard training on the courses that will decide the National Champions!

Contact Tom Wier at for details about directions.

For the April 24-25 training camp, the schedule will be as follows:

Saturday, April 24: Sprint Day

Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Newhalem put in.

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Sprint runs (up to 5).

12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Lunch

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Sprint Runs and mock race.

6:00 p.m. Dinner at our rental cabin.

Sunday, April 25th: Classic Day

Meet 9:30 a.m. at Newhalem campground.

10:00 a.m. Runs of the Classic course, on water determination of start line for Nationals.

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. Mock Race on classic course.

July 24-25 camp schedule to be announced.