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


by John Pinyerd
USA Canoe/Kayak
Wildwater Programs & Events
jpinyerd@usawildwater.com

March 2, 2008 -- Atlanta, GA

Chuck Brabec does an incredible job keeping our calendar of national and international events up to date on www.usawildwater.com. In addition to posting the dates, the calendar contains web site links as well as other contact information.

www.usawildwater.com also has some articles promoting upcoming races. For example, check outeshe recent article with the information on 2008 Team Trials. It gives you the information you need to know (such as the schedule, a basic course description and links for lodging).

2008 is a great year for us to send a large team to Europe like we did in 2005 and 2006. The 2008 World Championships will have a Master's Race like the 2006 Worlds. In addition, this years Master's Worlds will also have a sprint race. And of course, there are World Cup Races too!

So stay tuned to www.usawildwater.com for new information. And see the schedule for the 2008 Worlds below.

2008 World Championships Schedule of Events:

Saturday 31 May
Wildwater Run for Amateurs
Master World Sprint Race

Sunday 1 June
Master World Classic Race
Para World Race
Practice runs
Awards Ceremony

Monday 2 June
Practice runs
Concert

Tuesday 3 June
Practice runs
Opening Ceremony

Wednesday 4 June
Non-stop competition

Thursday 5 June
World Championship Classic Race - Individual Event
Ceremony of Flowers - Slalom Course Viewing Stands
Awards Ceremony - Medal Plaza

Friday 6 June
World Championship Classic Race - Team Event
Ceremony of Flowers - Slalom Course Viewing Stands
Awards Ceremony - Medal Plaza
"Into the Night" Celebration and torchlight procession along the river

Saturday 7 June
World Championship Sprint Race - Individual Event
Ceremony of Flowers - Slalom Course Viewing Stands
Awards Ceremony - Medal Plaza
Postmark in honor of the event
Concert in the historical town center

Sunday 8 June
World Championship Sprint Race - Team Event
Ceremony of Flowers - Slalom Course Viewing Stands
Postmark in honor of the event
Awards Ceremony - Medal Plaza
Closing Celebration - Slalom Course Viewing Stands

John Pinyerd
USA Wildwater Events Coordinator
jpinyerd@usawildwater.com

   

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