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The Wilderness Voyageurs 2008 US Wildwater Team Trials

Preliminary Announcement

December 17, 2007 -- Ohiopyle, PA

For the second consecutive year, Wilderness Voyageurs has been awarded the bid for the US Senior Team Trials, this time on the Cheat River in West Virginia. This venue will also be home to this year Eastern Junior Team Trials. The US Wildwater Community is honored to have Wilderness Voyageurs serve as Anchor Sponsor for the 2008 US Wildwater Trials.

Both the Sprint and Classic Events will take place on the Cheat River, on a stretch known as “the Narrows.” The specific putin/takeout locations for the Sprint and the Classic have yet to be finalized. If you are unfamiliar with the Cheat River, please feel free to visit this website: www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River_detail_id_2346.

Albright, in eastern West Virginia, is generally considered the closest “real” city to the race course. 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 Albright. It is about a 4.5 hour drive from Washington, DC. There are a number of places to stay in/around Albright. These will be published with the next Trials post after New Years.

Tentative Schedule of Events

 Friday, April 4, 2008
 3:00PM Registration Closes; All Entry Forms/Fees to Race Director.
 1:00PM – 4:00PM Equipment Inspection - Boat, PFD, and Helmet
 4:00PM – 5:00PM Volunteers Meeting
 6:00PM – 7:00PM Mandatory Racer’s Meeting (bibs will be distributed)
 
 Saturday, April 5, 2008
 10:00AM Sprint I begins
 12:00 noon Sprint II begins
 2:15PM Sprint Results posted
 
 Sunday, April 6, 2008
 10:00AM Classic Race begins
 12:30PM Final Results Posted
 1:00PM Awards Assembly

Please note that there will be no day-of-race registration. All entrants must have their paperwork into the Race Committee by 3:00PM Friday, April 4. Registration forms will be available online at the next Team Trails posting after New Years.

Entry Forms and particulars regarding the team selection process will be published at this site soon. So, please stay tuned to www.USAWildwater.com for updates.

Seth Eisner
2008 US Team Trials Race Director
EMail: sether@seanet.com

 


   
 
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