Sunday, April 15, 2018 Canceled due to ice
Webster, NH – Blackwater River – Class II
Regional Team Qualifier #2
Latest News Update for Blackwater Slalom:
Sorry early spring race fans – we went to the Blackwater today to see if the ice situation was any better than last weekend but it’s not. There are ice shelves overhanging the river on both sides, enough to cause a liability we’re not willing to risk. We’re canceling for the 2nd time in 35 years.
If registering by mail, make entry checks payable and send to:
167 Mount Vernon Street
Dover, NH 03820
Amy Hunt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
River Gauge: Check Level – Release 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:
Food: There will be a hot food 4H stand all day Saturday and Sunday. Town Roast Pork Dinner on Saturday night. Sunday morning Breakfast available across the street from the race site.
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