June 4, 2004 -- Atlanta, GA
Please plan on participating with me in the US Nationals and the Can-Am Wildwater Championships. I am extremely excited to announce
that the Can-Am championships, also designated as the North American championships, will consist of the combined result from the US
Nationals and the Canadian Wildwater Championships.
The organizers are also trying to make this a Pan American championship if we can get 5 countries to attend.
The US Nationals will be determined on the same basis as always, i.e. combining the sprint and classic results using percentages
off the winner.
The Canadian Nationals are only a classic race. Please note these are part
of the combined Canadian slalom and wildwater nationals with the slalom at Valleyfield from August 13th to 15th.
The results will then be combined using the ICF points system used in the World Cups, i.e. for men's kayak 100 points to the winner of each
Nationals, 95 points to second place, 91 to 3rd, 88 to 4th, 86 to 5th, 85 to 6th, 84 to 7th, etc.
Awards will be given to the North American Champion in each class provided we have at least 3 boats in the class at both races, including
men's and women's kayak, men's C-1 and C-2, junior men's and women's kayak (under 18 on January 1, 2004 ) and junior C-1 and C-2. Other
classes may be added if numbers warrant, i.e. women's C-1, cadetclasses (under 14 on January 1, 2004 )
These races are about 3 and ½ hours drive apart.
August 7th and 8th Salmon River, Pulaski, New York
Please see the website at
home.usadatanet.net/~ginnyg/page2.html or contact Harold Van Winssen at
August 12th, Rouge River Canyon, Montebello, Quebec, Canada
Please see the website at www.kayak-valleyfield.org and click on the English version.
USACK - Wildwater Committee Chairman
John Pinyerd is Chair of the U.S. Wildwater Committee and a C-1 Wildwater racer living in Atlanta. Reach him at