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2011 US Nationals and FIBArk

Last minute news

by John Pinyerd
USA Canoe/Kayak
Wildwater Committee Chairman

June 16, 2011 -- Salida, CO

Thursday, June 16th 2011
11:00am - Noon USA Wildwater Nationals Registration at the FIBArk Boathouse
1:00pm - USA Wildwater Nationals Pre-Race Meeting, Boat Ramp *MANDATORY*
2:00-5:00pm - USA Wildwater Nationals Sprint, Salida Whitewater Park

Friday, June 17th 2011
5:00-6:00pm - USA Wildwater Nationals Classic, Salida Whitewater Park
Wildwater Classic Course Change Due to high flows - This year the Wildwater National Championship Classic course has been shortened and will not include Bear Creek Rapid. The Classic race on Friday June 17th will finish just upstream from the Boat Ramp at the Salida BLM East takeout. The start will remain at the Upstream end of the Salida Whitewater Park on river left. No Shuttle will be provided back to Salida.

Saturday, June 18th, 2011
4:00-5:00pm - Wildwater Open Sprint (Head to Head), at the Whitewater Park
5:15 - WILDWATER AWARDS (All Events) - "Steam Plant" Deck (just upstream from the boat ramp)
6:00 - USA Wildwater Committe Meeting (official meeting cancelled)

Sunday, June 19th, 2011
Downriver Races sponsored by the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
10:00am - Downriver Race Novice, 2 miles from Salida to Stockyards Bridge
10:30am - Downriver Race Intermediate and SUP, 10 miles from Salida to Rincon
10:45am - Downriver Race Open Canoe, 26 miles from Salida to Cotopaxi
11:00am - Downriver Race Kayaks C1 & C2, 26 miles Expert Salida to Cotopaxi, Start location - river right above 1st playhole, pre-race meeting 10:45am at start