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The Wilderness Voyageurs 2007 US Wildwater Team Trials

Preliminary Announcement

March 1, 2007 -- Ohiopyle, PA

Wilderness Voyageurs has been awarded the bid for the US Senior Team Trials on the Youghiogheney River in southwestern Pennsylvania. Wilderness Voyageurs (www.wilderness-voyageurs.com), the first Ohiopyle rafting company, has played a significant role on the Yough (and throughout the East) since 1959. The US Wildwater Community is honored to have Wilderness Voyageurs serve as Anchor Sponsor for the 2007 US Wildwater Trials.

Both the Sprint and Classic Events will take place on the Yough, but on differing stretches. The Sprint event will begin at the “normal” Loop put-in, and conclude just below Cucumber Falls. The Classic event, which takes place on Sunday, will begin just above Dimples Rapid and run through Bruners Run Rapid. For those unfamiliar with the Yough, a map may be viewed at this web address: www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/maps/ohiopyle_rapids.pdf.

The Youghiogheney River is located in southwestern Pennsylvania. For those caring to fly to the Trials, Pittsburgh would probably be the closest major airport. It’s a 2-hour trip from PIT to the Ohiopyle, PA. There are a number of places to stay in/around the Ohiopyle area. Camping, B&B, motel - all available. Wilderness’ own website has an abundance of information on accommodations at: www.wilderness-voyageurs.com/accomodations_hotels_resorts.htm".

Tentative Schedule of Events

Friday, April 13, 2007
3:00PMRegistration Closes. All Entry Forms/Fees to Race Director.
3:00PM – 5:00PMEquipment Inspection. Boat, PFD, and Helmet
4:00PM – 5:00PMVolunteers Meeting
6:00PM – 7:00PMMandatory Racer’s Meeting (bibs will be distributed)
 
Saturday, April 14, 2007
9:00AMSprint I begins
11:00AMSprint II begins
1:15PMSprint results posted
 
Sunday, April 15, 2007
9:30AMClassic Race begins
12:30PMFinal results Posted
12:45PMAwards Assembly

Entry Forms and particulars regarding the team selection process will be published in the near future. Please stay tuned to www.USAWildwater.com for updates.

Seth Eisner
2007 US Team Trials Race Director
EMail: sether@seanet.com

 


   
 
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