August 17, 2005

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Dear Wildwater Racers and Friends:

There still is time for race organizers to enter their bid(s) to host the 2006 Wildwater Events.
The events include the USA Wildwater Team Trials, Eastern US Wildwater Junior Team Trials, Western US Wildwater Junior Team Trials and the USA Wildwater National Championships. Organizers should choose the wildwater event(s) that they are best suited to host and bid on the selected event(s).

Bids should be submitted in writing via email in the format described in the article at Submit the bid to the Wildwater Chairman, John Pinyerd ( by September 30th 2005. A decision will be made on the location and date of these races and made public no later than October 31st 2005.

Included in this issue is:

  • news about upcoming events for this fall (the Animal Upper Gauley Race and the Tohickon Wildwater Classics)
  • information about private boater access to the Gauley River for this fall.
  • news about the 2007 Junior Wildwater World Championships which have been awarded to the United States.
  • results from the 2005 Junior World Championships and the 2005 Upper Yough Race.

When you get tired of reading, go to and click on the link to the video from the 2005 Euro Worlds on the Chaleau and the link to photos from the 2005 Junior World Championships.

Don't forget to check the calendar ( for the dates for races in your area for the remainder of this year.

Chuck Brabec

In this issue:

2005 Upper Gauley Race
This race is an extreme event a down river sprint on nine miles of the revered Upper Gauley River.
full story...
Tohickon Wildwater Classics
To be held on November 5 & 6, 2005
full story...
2005 Gauley River Access Update
Private boaters will have access to the river
full story...
2007 Junior Wildwater World Championships
The ICF Wildwater Committee has awarded the 2007 Junior Wildwater World Championships to the United States.
full story...
Wildwater Junior World Championships
With a link to the results.
full story...
2005 Upper Yough Race Results
full story...