June 20,2010 -- Snohomish, WA
The 2010 Wildwater Nationals on the Skagit River are less than 6 weeks away! The races will be held July 31st and
August 1st on the Skagit River, just outside of Newhalem, Washington. There is water available on the river every
day due to releases for power generation, and there is a lot to do in the area, so plan on coming out early for
practice and vacation. Here are a couple of things to keep in mind while planning your trip:
Registration forms can be found at
Boat control and registration will be on Friday, July 30th.
Registration will continue on Saturday morning, July 31st.
The Sprint race will start at 12:00 p.m. on July 31st.
The Classic race will start at 12:00 p.m. on August 1st.
Flying to Washington:
Fly into Bellingham Airport (2 hour drive from the race site) or SeaTac (3.5-4.0 hour drive from race site).
While many boats have been reserved, we still have a few available. Look on
find contact information, and if you donít see what you need, email wierc1 at yahoo.com. We may be able to find
a boat for you. Ship boats to ODFL Seattle. Use information at the above web address.
Itís time to reserve your lodging! Camping is free at the race site, but reserve your space by emailing
wierc1 at yahoo.com. A bunkhouse is available in Newhalem (1/2 mile upriver of the put-in), and has kitchen
facilities available. Cost is $30 per night per person. Email wierc1 at yahoo.com to reserve a spot.
Reservations must be made by July 10th, as some beds in the bunkhouse may be used by Seattle City Light
Employees for work at the power station.
We look forward to seeing all of you in a few weeks!