March 5, 2008

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Dear Wildwater Racers and Friends:

Four more weeks!! The U.S. Senior and Eastern Junior Team Trials will be here before you know it. Are you READY?

Just in case you missed it, the first article in this newsletter is all about the Team Trials - including the registration form (HINT). The Team Trials will determine who is eligible to represent the U.S. in the World Championships, World Cup and Junior Pre-Worlds this summer. To further wet your appetite, we also have news about the World Championships that will be held in Ivera, Italy and the Junior Pre-Worlds (AKA the 2008 Junior International Race) in Switzerland.The 2008 World Championships will have a Master's Race like the 2006 Worlds. This years Master's Worlds will also have a sprint race.

We also bring good news for wildwater racers in the Mid Atlantic area. Chris Norbury and a group of new paddlers are resurrecting the Mid Atlantic Downriver Series (MADS). Check out the related article for more about MADS. All of the events listed in the article are also included in the USAWildwater calendar (

Please look over our calendar and let me know if any events (races, training camps, etc.) should be added.

Finally, we have 2 articles about the recently completed NRG Glacier Breaker race and a link to the minutes of the Wildwater Committee Meeting that was held last Sunday evening. Within the minutes is a link to the USACK Wildwater Budget for 2008.

I am looking forward to meeting many of you at the Team Trials next month.

Chuck Brabec
Editor & Webmaster,

In this issue:

USA Senior and Eastern Junior Team Trials
Being hosted by Wilderness Voyagers on the Cheat River
full story...

It's time to start making your plans for Team Trials and Your International Race Schedule.
full story...

Wildwater World Championships - Ivera, Italy
Provisional Program
full story...

2008 Jr Pre-Worlds!
We have a Team Manager and a Head Coach - now we need a Team
full story...

Mid Atlantic Downriver Series
MADS is being resurrected
full story...

Call for 2008 Wildwater Racing Events
Send us information about upcoming races, training camps and wildwater news
full story...

2008 NRC Glacier Breaker
Two competitors views
full story...

2008 NRC Glacier Breaker Results
full story...

USACK Wildwater Committee (WWC) Meeting
The WWC met on March 2nd. Find out what we discussed.
full story...