Sunday, May 16, 2021

West Cornwall, CT – Housatonic River – Class II+

Regional Team Qualifier #5

Latest News Update for Covered Bridge Slalom:

Race Organizer:

If registering by mail, make entry checks payable to: HACKS
Mail completed entry forms and fee to:
Clarke Outdoors – CBS Registrar
163 Route #7
West Cornwall, CT 06796
Phone: 860-672-6365
Registrar: Jenifer Clarke (clarkeoutdoors@gmail.com)
Race Chair: Bob Connolly (rconnolly60@aol.com)

General Information:

River Gauge: Check Level

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: C-1 Junior Women & Beginner Classes.

Course Set-Up: Help is needed, starting exactly at 9 AM, on Friday. Please help if you can.


From Rt. 7 in West Cornwall, CT turn East onto Rt. 128 and cross the covered bridge. Turn right immediately after crossing the bridge and park on grassy field on right

Map of all the NESS Race Locations

GPS coordinates for the race site are: 41.870192, -73.362649

Race Site Description:

Camping is available at the race site in the grassy field between the road and the river, (portable toilets provided). Also at:
Housatonic Meadows State Park – Campsite and Cabins, Sharon CT (alcohol is not allowed), 860-672-6772
Valley in the Pines Campground – 36 Lucas Road, Goshen, CT, 860-491-2032

Lodging is available at:
Cornwall Inn & Restaurant ($$$) Cornwall Bridge, CT 860-672-6884
Hitching Post Country Motel ($$) Cornwall Bridge, CT 860-672-6219
Sharon Country Inn ($$$) Sharon, CT 860-364-0036

• Restaurants:
Mountainside Cafe (5 miles north on Rt 7)
• Grocery/Deli:
Cornwall Country Market (Rt 4/7) grocery and nice deli, new owners! 860-619-8199

Food Note: Due to the fact that there is no longer a restaurant in town, the West Cornwall Farmers Market will be selling pre-made sandwiches, baked goods and drinks for racers and spectators. Available Saturday and Sunday, 8 am to Noon.. There will lots of fresh veggies for sale also. Please patronize them as they are doing this to help us out! On the lawn of “The Wish House” gift store, just up the road near the railroad tracks.

Parking is available in the grassy field along the road. Please park on the grass, perpendicular to the road to maximize the number of cars we can accomodate. Overflow parking is available in the small parking lot near the bottom of the course. Please do NOT block the river access.

Spectator access is available to the top of the course near the covered bridge, in the center of the course via a path from the grassy field/camping area and at the bottom of the course from a small parking lot which is part of a river access point. Portable toilets are located in this small parking lot.

Race Course Video:

Video by Bob Putnam: Covered Bridge Canoe/Kayak Slalom, 2016