Registration Deadline: May 23
(athletes registering after May 23 will not be guaranteed a shirt)
Late Registration Deadline: May 29
—-> Register Here <—-
The USACK Junior Team Trials will be held in at the NRG Generating Station in Dickerson, MD. The course is a class III-IV artificial course. The top three junior paddlers in the country will qualify to compete in the 2013 Junior World Championships in Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia.
Non-PWRC members please register by Thursday, May 23rd in order to begin open practice on Saturday, May 25. Dickerson is a secure facility, and all persons desiring access during the race must either be: PWRC members, registered racers, or registered support personnel.
Note that June 3 is a make up day-please plan your travel plans accordingly
Saturday, May 25-Thursday, May 30: open training on course
Friday, May 31
12:30-2pm practice by groups
2-3pm course construction
3:30pm Demo Runs
Saturday, June 1
10:30 am First Runs
12:30pm Second Runs
2:30pm Demo Runs
Sunday, June 2
10:30 am First Runs
12:30pm Second Runs
Monday, June 3
Make Up Day
This past weekend at ASCI, the following PWRC members earned berths on the 2013 Senior National Team:
Dana Mann, Ashley Nee
Casey Eichfeld, Fabien Lefevre
Qualifying for the World Cup and World Championships are Elliot Bertand/Michael Rudnitsky in C-2.
Qualifying for the U23 World Championships are Simon Ranagan in K-1 and Anna Maria Ifarraguerri in K-1W
Congratulations to everyone for your dedication and effort!
THE CCA POTOMAC DOWNRIVER RACE
The 58th Annual CCA Potomac Downriver Race is scheduled to occur Saturday, May 11, 2013. Currently, the water level of the Potomac River is rising; however, based on analysis of the level predictions from NOAA and the National Weather Service, we are confident that the equivalent water level of the Potomac River at the anticipated start of the race on Saturday will be close to 7 feet on the Little Falls Gauge and falling quickly.
Due to these circumstances, the Race Chair, in consultation with Potomac Whitewater Racing Center and the Safety Chair for the Race, has decided to start the race at the Anglers put-in (near Old Anglers Inn) as opposed to at Great Falls National Park. We will offer full refunds to any racers that do not want to race at this level or on this modified course. Please contact the Race Chair to coordinate any refund. We look forward to seeing everyone for a fantastic, fun, and fast race!
Day 1, Intermediate Slalom
Saturday and Sunday morning are elite-level races for experts and on Saturday afternoon we will host an intermediate race. K1M, K1W, C1M, C1W and C2 classes in open and junior age divisions. Saturday and Sunday will be separate races. First Runs will be semi-finals with 2/3 of each class advancing to finals. Athletes who do not advance to finals can compete in the “B” final.
The Dickerson Elite Slalom are races #2 and #2 for the Mid-Atlantic Youth Regional Team for U16′s.
The Dickerson Intermediate Slalom is Race #2 for the Mid-Atlantic Youth Regional Team for U12′s and U14′s.
Tuesday, April 30, 4-6:30: Training for registered racers
Wednesday, May 1, 4-6:30: Training for registered racers
Thursday, May 2 1:30-6:30: Training for registered racers
Friday, May 3, 1:30-5:00pm: Training for registered racers followed by course construction,
3-5:30pm: Race registration
If you would like additional water sessions, please email race organizer and we will try to accomodate you.
RACE DAY #1 — Saturday, May 4:
8-9: Race registration
8:30: Demo Runs for Elite Slalom
10am-12:30pm: Dickerson Elite Slalom Race, Day 1: first and second runs, back to back
12:45: Course Construction for Intermediate Slalom
1-2pm: Open Practice for Intermediate Slalom
2-3:30: Dickerson Intermediate Slalom Race: first and second runs, back to back
4pm: Course Construction
RACE DAY #2 — Sunday, May 5:
8:30: Demo Runs
10am-12:30pm: Dickerson Elite Slalom Race, Day 2, first and second runs, back to back
1pm: Awards for Dickerson Elite Slalom Race
All local athletes must provide a volunteer for one of the following days: Saturday’s elite race (9am-1pm), Sunday’s elite race (9am-1pm), or Saturday’s intermediate slalom (2pm-4pm), or pay a $25 volunteer opt out fee.
Join PWRC for Saturday’s Annual Alice Ferguson Foundation Potomac River Cleanup!
WHERE: Meet at the Spiral Bridge Picnic Table at Lock 5, near the bathrooms
WHEN: Saturday, April 7th at 9 am until 12 noon.
This event will happen rain or shine. We’ll clean up along the tow path between Locks 5 and 6, the Feeder Canal, and if time permits, heading upstream along the C&O Canal to just above Brookmont dam.
Please wear sturdy shoes, long pants for poison ivy, and use tick repellent around your ankles as a precaution. This river cleanup is open to all ages, but young children must be supervised by an adult at all times.
**Students can earn SSL hours — all students under 18 will need a signed waiver (by parent / guardian) and the NPS will not permit cleanup without a signed waiver by everyone. Please contact me before April 6 if you need me to email a NPS waiver.**
The Potomac River Watershed is coordinated by the Alice Ferguson Foundation, supported by the Potomac Conservancy, the C&O Canal Trust, the National Park Service, and volunteers like you! Questions? Contact Jennifer Hearn (301.229.4304)
- The camp will be held on April 27 and 28, one session each day.
- coached by elite PWRC athletes.
- Cost is $100.
- The camp is intended for cadet and master athletes.
- Participants need to have solid rolls in class III whitewater.
- Video review and both in-the-boat and throw line safety will be provided.
- Participants can use either longer plastic or race boats.
- Pre-registration required. To pre-register by email, contact Dana Chladek.
Spring is here… and along with it is the
2013 Maryland Canoe & Kayak Racing Series Schedule!
Saturday and Sunday, May 4th/5th: Dickerson Elite Race (entry deadline: April 29)
Saturday, May 4th: Dickerson Intermediate Slalom (entry deadline: April 29)
Saturday, May 11th: 58th Annual Potomac Downriver Race
Sunday, May 12th: Feeder Spring Fling (entry deadline: May 10)
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 16th/17th/18th: USA Canoe/Kayak Senior Slalom Team Trials (entry deadline: May 3)
(at Deep Creek, MD)
Saturday and Sunday, June 1st/2nd: USA Canoe/Kayak Junior Slalom Team Trials
(at Dickerson, MD)
Sunday, June 9th: Feeder Summer Slalom Race
Saturday, October 26: Fall Feeder Slalom Classic
Sunday, October 27: Little Falls Biathalon
Links to entry forms for each of these races will be posted on this website as they become available!