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The League of Northwest Whitewater Racers is an all-volunteer group of paddlers in the Pacific Northwest. Under the auspices of the American Canoe Association, USA Canoe&Kayak, and the Washington Kayak Club, the League organizes wildwater races as well as races and training clinics in whitewater slalom.


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Cedar Whitewater Races November 6-7, 2021

Shake off the summer rust on the Cedar River Slalom Course! The Washington Kayak Club presents the last event in the 2021 NW Whitewater Cup Series on November 6-7, 2021.

The slalom race is open to all whitewater boats including open canoes, plastic kayaks, slalom kayaks and canoes, K-2's, and IK's
The river is rated a II+.

Saturday the coarse is open to all for fun and practice. Join us even if you can't make the races Sunday.  Sunday it's all about fast clean runs, having fun watching, and cheering on the boating community.  There will be race classes for all boat types.  Come and join the fun, bring your boating buddies and cheer on your friends from the bridge above!  It's super fun to come watch and race.

Cedar River Slalom Course
Where the Issaquah-Hobart road crosses the Cedar River at Landsburg, in Ravensdale
Near Maple Valley, WA
Landsburg Park

Class II+
Race Classes: by gender, age, and type of boat (both plastic and raceboats)

Cost: ** discounted for online registration

> https://wakayakclub.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=4002&club_id=821680&item_id=1529761

$10.00 Saturday/Sunday ** discounted for online registration
$15.00 Saturday/Sunday - at event
$5.00 Saturday/Sunday - kids 17 and under

This is a WKC Trip - all course users must complete the online click-through waiver.. BONUS ** If you register online, you will get the entire weekend for $10 ($5 discount).
If you are unable to register online before Nov 6th, please email your intent to race and include your class, gender, age, and type of boat to Bob by Nov 6th @ 6pm

Saturday Schedule:
Course is open all day for practice
Race director will be there form 10am - 5pm (approx.) for on-site registration

Sunday Schedule:
10:00 - Mandatory Racer's Meeting
10:30 - 12:00 Morning races
1:00 - 2:30 Afternoon races
3:30 (approx.) - Awards Ceremony

YES!!  Worth sticking around for!

Camping Nearby:
8 miles away at Kanaskat-Palmer State Park

Register here!



The border is open! 

Come to British Columbia for the Fall Rich Weiss Slalom Race 

September 24-26, 2021

The Chilliwack Center of Excellence is excited to host their first race at Tamihi rapids on the Chilliwack River since April 2019. This permanent slalom course has been renovated and it's in excellent shape.
Course will be set Friday, Open practice Saturday, Race Sunday.

For more information:

or email  ccekayak@gmail.com

If you are coming from out of town please reserve your campsite at Tamihi Rapids Campsite ASAP - it's very helpful if all the campsites are occupied by paddlers, to avoid conflicts with other users. Unfortunately it has become cost-prohibitive for the club to reserve all the campsites for the weekend. Register for camping here: https://www.chilliwackvalleycampsites.ca/tamihi-rapids

PRIZES!!! Many racers easy win their registration fees backĻ.

If you don't want to pay by Paypal, please choose "other" payment option and we will email you the etransfer details.  For US participants, please bring cheque or Canadian Cash.


Friday Course Setting

 Saturday Open Practice


8:30am - Officials/Volunteers meeting

9:00am - Racers meeting

10:00am - Run 1


11:30am - Run 2

1:00pm - Lunch - Volunteer lunch provided

1.30pm - Awards

Safety rules:

All competitors are expected to follow these safety guidelines as a condition of participation.

 - All equipment must be in proper and safe working condition

 - All boats should be equipped with flotation bag in the event of swimming

 - All paddlers must wear a PFD, helmet and appropriate clothing to protect against hypothermia.

 - All paddlers will maintain a minimum group size of three at all times during training, or have active shore safety

 The Rich Weiss Memorial Race is named for American Olympian Richard Weiss who spent many years training with the Chilliwack Centre of Excellence at the Tamihi Rapids throughout the 1980's and 1990's. Rich left our small community too early in an incident on the White Salmon River in Washington a year after his tremendous 5th place performance at the 1996 Olympics.

The Rich Weiss Race is part of the NW Cup Series and is used as a gauge every year by our BC Slalom Team members as they prepare for National Team Selections and the upcoming race season.
Prerequisite        Class III Paddling Ability
Contact        Jenny Wakeling
Web Site        http://www.ccekayak.com
Type        Competition
Category        Competition

Deadline        September 25, 2021 17:00







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this page updated on: Friday September 10, 2021 10:50 AM -0700