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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Burlington, CT – Farmington River – Class II+

Regional Team Qualifier #1

Latest News Update for Punch Brook Slalom:

  • Punchbrook is canceled due to Low water

    March 28, 2017 denisedieli

    The Punchbrook race is canceled due to low water.  I’ll refund money via paypal or mail.

    Thankyou to everyone that offered to help with course setup,  course design, and supplies.

    Next year we’ll try to have a plan B, if we have low water again.

    Denise Dieli

Race Organizer:

If registering by mail, make entry checks payable and send to:
Denise Dieli
57 Jondot Drive
Enfield, CT 06082
Denise Dieli (Riverrunner55@cox.net)

General Information:

River Gauge: Check LevelMinimum water level for the race to take place is: 750 cfs.

One Day Race Format:

  • At least part of Saturday will available for full course practice runs.
  • The racers meeting will be at 8:30 AM, unless otherwise noted, on Sunday followed by the two runs in both session A then B.

Additional Classes: Beginners and C-1 REC.

Course Set-Up: Help is needed all day Friday to set up the course.

Special Notes: A beginner course will be set for the Punch Brook Slalom race.

Directions:

The Race Site is Located at the Punch Brook Access, which is a sharp turn toward the river through a break in the guard rail just South of the traffic light at the junction of Routes of 4 & 179. Proceed down the ramp to the Parking lot.

From New York City and New Jersey take I-84 East to exit 39 and go West on Route 4 to the village of Farmington. Continue on Route 4 to Unionville and over the Farmington River and proceed as above.

From New England take I-84 West to exit 39 and go West on Route 4 to the village of Farmington. Continue on Route 4 to Unionville and over the Farmington River and proceed as above.

Map of all the NESS Race Locations

GPS coordinates for the race site are: 41.781141, -72.921699

Race Site Description:

Camping at the race site is limited.

Lodging is available at Hillside Motel , Route 44, Canton, CT (860) 693-4951. Click here for additional choices.

Parking is available at the Punch Brook Access. The parking lot is shared with Rails-to-Trails users.

Spectator access is limited at the top of the course from the side of the bicycle trail. Additional access can be gained by taking one of several paths to the river from along the bike path to the river bank.

Race Course Video:


Video by Bob Putnam: 2013 Punch Brook Canoe and Kayak Slalom


Video by Bob Putnam: Punch Brook Canoe/Kayak Slalom, 2010, on the Farmington River, CT


Video by Bob Putnam: OC1 BowCam