Sunday, April 24, 2022

Webster, NH – Blackwater River – Class II

Latest News Update for Blackwater Slalom:

    Race Organizer:

    If registering by mail, make entry checks payable and send to:
    Amy Hunt
    167 Mount Vernon Street
    Dover, NH 03820
    Phone: 401-338-5669
    Amy Hunt (aehunt79@gmail.com)

    General Information:

    River Gauge: Check LevelRelease Requested

    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: Beginner, REC/ABS boats OC-1, OC-2 & K-1 (no top 5 NESS finishers, no series points).

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

    Race Awards: Will take place immediately after course take-down is complete.


    The Race Site is Located in Webster, NH, behind an Elementary School in a village park along the Blackwater River.

    From I-93 take Exit 17, Boscawen. Go West then North on Route 4 through town & left at the fork. At Timbo Lumber turn left and follow this curvy road for about 5 miles. At the end make left on Route 127, pass over the river. Turn left into the driveway just before the Elementary School.

    From I-89 take Exit 7. Go right on Route 103. At store take left on Route 127 North. Turn right into the driveway just after the Elementary School.

    Map of all the NESS Race Locations

    GPS coordinates for the race site are: 43.313399, -71.717666

    Race Site Description:

    Camping at the race site is excellent and is available in a picnic grove and around the perimeter of the large open area used for parking. Available FREE at the race site. Portable toilets will be provided.

    Lodging is available at:


    Parking is available in the large open area just as you enter the park as well as across the driveway from the baseball field just before the park entrance.

    Spectator access is excellent. There are paths along the river the entire length of the course.

    Race Course Video:

    Video by Bob Putnam: Blackwater Slalom 2016