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2010 USA Canoe/Kayak Wildwater Senior Team Trials and East Coast Junior Team Trials

Final Trials Update

by Chris Hipgrave
USA Wildwater
Committee Vice Chair

March 22, 2010 -- Bryson City, NC


DateTimeEventMeeting Place
March 2612pm - 4pmSlalom/Wildwater Late RegistrationBehind NOC Rentals
 2pm - 5pmSlalom/Wildwater Boat ControlBehind NOC Rentals
March 279:30amVolunteers Meeting Forest Service Put-In
 10:00amBib Pick-up/Competitorís MeetingForest Service Put-In
 11:00amSprint BeginsPattonís Run
 4:00pmWildwater Committee MeetingNOC Conference Room
March 289:30amVolunteers MeetingForest Service Put-In
 10:00amCompetitorís MeetingForest Service Put-In
 11:00amClassic BeginsFerebee Park
 2:00pmTeam ProcessingRelia's Garden, NOC
 3:00pmAwards CeremonyReliaís Garden, NOC

- Dress appropriately. Weather during trials is predicted to be Fri: 61/Showers, Sat: 56/Partly Cloudy and Sun: 56/Mostly Cloudy. Water temperatures are in the upper 40's.
- The USACK Wildwater Committee will be conducting their next scheduled meeting on Saturday March 27th at 4pm in NOC's River Right Conference Room. This meeting is open to the public.
- If you are planning on racing in Europe this summer, please bring your valid passport to Team Processing at 2pm Sunday March 28th located in the top floor of NOC's Relia's Garden. You will be notified by an official if you have qualified and need to attend.
- Ferebee Park has been closed to all parking and river access as the Forest Service starts updates on the facilities. Do not park, block or access the river from Ferebee Park. There is limited parking on river left opposite Ferebee Park on Hewitt Road and at multiple other points upstream of the park. The limited parking opposite Ferebee Park will be reserved for the event timing volunteers for Sunday's Classic. These closures at Ferebee Park will not affect the classic race in any way.
- If you are unable to pass your equipment thru boat control you may not be eligible for team inclusion or awards. Boat control is only available on Friday March 26th from 2pm to 5pm behind NOC's Rental Building. If you have extenuating circumstances that prevent you from passing thru control on Friday, please notify the race director asap and we may be able to accommodate you.
- Both the sprint and classic courses are generally free of river debris and dangers including wood from trees and branches. What wood remains on the courses is visible and easily avoidable. But please be aware that these dangers can shift over time so please familiarize yourself with these potential hazards during training.
- Do not approach or interact the event timer's under anything other than the most pressing of conditions. Let them do their jobs and allow us to post the results quickly following each days events. Failure to comply with this request could result in disqualification. If you have a request or concern that needs to be raised to the race officials, please do so to a member of our Race Committee who will be identified at Saturday's Competitors Meeting.
- Complete race information is available:
- Entry Forms are available:
- USACK Waiver is available: