Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Upper Wind Festival VII : Saturday, March 15th, 2014
RACE SEASON IS UPON US!
The 2014 Western Whitewater Championship Series is kicking off with a Class V bang with the 7th Annual Upper Wind River Festival Race! This event is always a rowdy time as every race is a mass start event! If you want to participate, or just want to come out to watch the carnage, you will find all the details needed below. Thanks for joining us!
CURRENT RACE COURSE FLOW LEVELS:
Courtesy of American Whitewater
Full flow details including measurement in feet available at Dept of Ecology here:
Department of Ecology Flow Monitoring - Stabler Gauge
Click Here for a Full Resolution, Printable Version, courtesy of PNWKayakers.com
TAKE-OUT / AWARDS CEREMONY DIRECTIONS:
From Carson, WA, head north on Wind River Road. A few minutes north of town, take a left on High Bridge Road (If you have crossed the actual High Bridge, you have gone to far). Take an immediate right on Old Detour Road. Continue down this road a short distance slowly through a residential neighborhood until it turns to dirt. Keep going until you get to the Wind River.
STABLE BRIDGE PUT-IN / STAGING AREA DIRECTIONS:
From Carson, WA, head north on Wind River Road. Continue for approximately 7.5 miles. Take a left turn on Hemlock Road. You will immediately cross Stabler Bridge and most likely see a bunch of boaters. Take your first right onto Edgewater Drive, and park where ever you can find space that does not block traffic!
Start and registration at Stabler Bridge put in. There will be a KEEN pop-up tent with tables.
Racers are encouraged to register in the morning for both races if they are planning on competing in multiple events to save time.
When racers sign up:
- Fill Out Registration Form
- Fill Out ACA Form
Competitors draw a card from a deck and bring the card to the racer/safety meeting. Keep the card in your pfd if questions later arise in regard to your starting position. This is also the ticket for food and drink later at the awards ceremony.
- Mass start women's and men's Play Boat 9:00am!
- Mass start R4 women's men's raft race at 9:15am!
-Mass start kayak 5 minutes after that (12:05pm).
IMPORTANT: DO NOT BE LATE TO YOUR DESIGNATED STARTING TIME. Race timing is based off of these times, so they will not be delayed unless absolutely mandatory. If someone tries to register within 30 minutes before the start of either race, the race will still start on time with or without them!, and the fee is non-refundable. Late registration also requires the competitor to start at the back of the pack, with no drawing for starting position.
The long and the short of it: DON"T BE LATE!
2 or more Catarafts will be designated as sweep boats.
RESULTS / AWARDS CEREMONY / CELEBRATION:
Official finishing order/winners will be announced in 2 hours or less after the race.
Times however will be unofficial. Official times will be posted here as well as the following locations:
OTHER PERTINENT DETAILS:
- There are no Porta-Pottys at the put-in or take-out. Plan accordingly.
- Please keep the turn-around area at the take out clear.
QUESTIONS / COMMENTS / FEEDBACK:
We are always looking to improve. You can reach us easily through several avenues. If you have unique circumstances or concerns please contact us as well:
Emails: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
WWCS Official Website: http://www.wwchampionship.org
WWCS Official Discussion Forums: http://pnwkayakers.com/western-whitewater-championship-series/
PHOTOS FROM PREVIOUS WIND RIVER RACES:
Thursday, February 2, 2012
5 points = 1st place.
4 points = 2nd place.
3 points = 3rd place.
2 points = all finishers.
2012 Wind Festival RESULTS:
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Camping and lodging for the race weekend is on your own... The cabin at the put-in and the adjacent field that is normally used is not available this year for use. The BBQ and libations will be at the top of the take-out road, shuttle will be provided back to the put-in immediately following the race.
For the BBQ provided by Next Adventure, we have talked with the local land owner (the mechanics shop at the top of the take-out road) and we will be doing the BBQ at the top of the take out road, just on the downhill side of the gate. Parking will be on one side of the take out road and continuing down towards the take-out.
Contact email@example.com with any questions.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Invite you friends! This weekend is going be packed with fun.
If you are interested in the R2/R6 raft events but don't have access to a boat, Bullet is graciously providing demo boats for the Festival.
Here are the specifics for this year's event:
Saturday March 19th
9:30am Meet at the put-in near the bridge over the Wind at Stabler, Washington to prep for the morning practice run.
10:30am Shove off for 1st practice run.
12:30pm Arrive at the High Bridge take out. Quick load and shuttle back up to the cabin for lunch and prep for the afternoon race.
1:00pm Race Registration Begins
2:30pm Raft R2 Kayak Long Boat RACE (Mass Start, 8.5 ft or more)
4:15pm Shuttle back up for to the cabin, bring a lawn chair or tarp if its raining.
5pm @ the top of the takeout road: BBQ (provided by Next Adventure), beer for registered participants, music, silent auction...
SUNDAY March 20th
9:30am Registration begins.
10:45am Registration ends.10:45am Boaters meeting.
11:15am Floaters depart to set up safety, take pictures, shoot footy. We will coordinate where these folks will be stationed at the boaters meeting.
12 (HIGH NOON) : Mass start kayak, (8.5 ft or less)
12:05pm Mass start R6 raft
12:10pm Mass start catarafts
12:45pm Cataraft Rodeo following the end of the race.
1:45pm Arrive at High Bridge take-out for quick load and shuttle back up to the campground for race results and awards.
3pm Awards and chillin at the campground
Finish Line is now set up... it is located approximately 1 mi downstream of Climax. NRS banners are hung up on each side of the river to designate where each race category will end.
Put-in directions (put-in GPS:45o48.514'N, 121o54.556'W): Once in Carson, WA Turn north on Wind River Rd/ Hwy. Then take a left on Hemlock Road about 7.3 miles from downtown Carson. Either park at the bridge over the Wind River or turn right at the next road and follow to an open spot along the road. Please be mindful of others, the locals, and be mindful of parking too close to the river as people will need to back down to unload boats.
Here you will find a listing of accommodations that can be found near by the event for those competing from out of town.
If you have additional questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see everyone out there, even if you plan not to race!