Come to PWRC’s Annual Meeting, Potluck Dinner, and Elections!
When: Sunday, February 16 a 7:00pm
Where: Brookmont Church (4000 Virginia Place, Bethesda, MD 20816)
Help PWRC start out another fantastic year of paddling, races, and athlete results! We will have our annual meeting, eat great food, and elect our new Board of Directors. If possible, please bring a food or drink item.
- email Dana by January 24 to enter; there is no entry fee.
- racers must be current 2014 PWRC members and on the Basin list as of January 20, 2014.
- participants will be assigned to a team (France, Russia, etc..)
- teams will have mixed ability and age levels
- racing will be in an exciting head to head relay format
- competition will consist of a flatwater sprint (approx 3 min. long) and a two slalom events(approx 90 sec. long each)
- Open practice on course will be from 9-9:45 am, and race will go from 10am to 12pm on Sunday.
In conjunction with our Party and Fundraiser at the Irish Inn, photographer Irene Owsley is offering her beautiful pictures from the Fall Feeder Slalom Classic for sale with ALL PROCEEDS DONATED TO THE POTOMAC WHITEWATER RACING CENTER.
Cost is $20 for a 5×7 print on 8/12 x 11 paper.
PHOTO MUST BE PICKED UP AT AUCTION or by appointment with Irene.
THANK YOU IRENE!
Improve your C-1 and C-2 skills with Casey Eichfeld, 2008 and 2012 Olympian! Sessions are as follows:Saturday, November 9: 9am Feeder or Dickerson (depends on desire of participants)Saturday, November 9: 2pm FeederSunday, November 10: 9am Feeder Cost for camp: $30 per session on $75 for all three sessions To register, please email Dana Chladek.
Thank you all for coming to the Fall Slalom Classic. The volunteers did an awesome job. Special thanks to Derrick Moore, Aaron and Dana Mann, who volunteered their time even though they didn’t have kids in the program!
The Scott Parsons combined canoe and kayak trophy goes to TYLER SMITH, for the third year in a row.
The Final Race of the Maryland Canoe & Kayak Racing Series!
Fall Feeder Slalom Classic Race – Potomac River’s Feeder Canal
Thursday, October 24: Open Practice
Friday, October 25: Open Practice
Saturday, October 26: Open Practice
Sunday, October 27
9:30 am: course closed
9:30 am: bib hand out/racer’s meeting
9:30 am: judges’ and timers’ meetings
10:00 am: first run
~11:15am: second run
Register for the race here.
PWRC will be holding its Dickerson Open House at the Dickerson Whitewater Course on Saturday, October 26!
Come and try out the Dickerson Whitewater Course for the day with the assistance of PWRC Athletes and Liquid Adventures Kayak School.
Register for the event here:
Last weekend on the Nantahala River, PWRC Athletes Casey Eichfeld and Dana Mann were crowned U.S. National Champions!
Additionally, the PWRC members below were named to their respective National Teams and earned berths to compete in the 2014 Jr/U23 World Championships in Sydney, Australia.
U23 National Team: Simon Ranagan in K-1, Elliot Bertrand in C-1, and Elliot Bertrand and Michael Rudnitsky in C-2
Junior National Team: Tyler Uthus in K-1
Congratulations to all!
Competing in their first season for the U.S., PWRC Athletes Fabien Lefevre and Dana Mann finished just out of medals, with Fabien placing 4th and Dana 5th. Both athletes were fast but incurred touches on a very tight and tricky finals course in Prague, Czech Republic, which kept them off of the podium. Other PWRC athlete results:
Ashley Nee: 43rd in women’s kayak
Casey Eichfeld: 23rd in C-2 and 32nd in C-1
Fabien: “This course is very tricky because you have to create your own speed as the water is quite slow, yet you have to be very light in your boat. The ideal combination of the two is difficult to achieve.”
The next stop for our Senior Team athletes is the U.S. National Championships at the Nantahala Outdoors Center and the on to Deep Creek, MD to train on the course for the 2014 World Championships.