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Tohickon Wildwater Classics
(November 6-7)

Tohickon Creek -- Point Pleasant, PA

by Bob Bofinger
USAWildwater Team C1

August 27, 2004 -- New Market, MD

The Linganore Racing Club is sponsoring the "Tohickon Wildwater Classics", scheduled for Saturday & Sunday, November 6 & 7, 2004 on Tohickon Creek in Point Pleasant, PA. The races are being organized by Bob Bofinger.

There will be separate wildwater races on different sections of the Tohickon. There is a scheduled release this weekend for the Nockamixon reservoir winter draw down. The level will probably be 1.5 ' at the Ralph Stover Park cover bridge. Race 1, on an easier section of Class I whitewater, will be a 5 mile race from South Park Road to the 1st dam just below route 611. Race 2 will be on the Class 3, 3.8 mile section in the gorge from the cover bridge in Ralph Stover Park to Point Pleasant. All registration will take place at Ralph Stover Park. Rems & Company will provide safety for the gorge section, Race 2. Also, Boy Scouts will be selling food both days to keep our bodies warm and energized.

Check out these websites for accommodations and information about the Tohickon at

Tentative Schedule:
 Saturday:11:00 amRegistration
 Race 111:30 amCompetitors meeting
  12:00 noonClassic Race
   1:30 pmAwards @ Ralph Stover Park
 Sunday: 8:30 amRegistration
 Race 2 9:30 amCompetitors meeting
  10:00 amClassic Race
  12:00 noonAwards @ Point Pleasant Outfitters
  Boat Classes & Order
  Recreation/SlalomC-1, K-1W, K-1, C-2, OC 1 & 2
  Wildwater (& wavehoppers)C-1, K-1W, K-1, C-2

Awards to the top 3 finishers in each class plus junior divisions. Certain classes may be combined. T-shirts and bib numbers will be given out at Registration. Bibs to be returned at the end of the race. Open canoes, plastic and slalom boats welcome.

Race entry Fee: $20 per person if registered by November 1 or $25 race day. A USACK event fee of $15 is required for those who are not members. No launch fee required for these two days.

Make checks payable to Bob Bofinger:
Mail entries to Linganore Racing Club c/o Bob Bofinger, 7209 Drummine Road, New Market, MD 21774.

Contact --- 301-865-8183

All participants must wear a coast guard approved lifejacket, and a helmet. Airbags are recommended as always. All participates must be out of the park by sunset. The race organizers will provide coaching, recommend race lines and strategies, and give out prizes. This race is part of the Mid Atlantic Downriver series. Finishers will be factored into the MADS championship and receive a ranking by USA Wildwater based on their times, as compared to other racers.

     Standard Race Entry Form (.doc file)
     Event Only USACK Membership Form (.doc file)

Bob Bofinger is a C1 Paddler on the US Wildwater team.