Sunday, May 10, 2020

Montpelier, VT – Winooski River – Class II+

Regional Team Qualifier #4

Latest News Update for Fiddlehead 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)
    NOTE: Amy Hunt will be handling the registrations and details for this race, temporarily – just for this year.
    Ray Ingram
    92 Farrington Parkway
    Burlington, VT 05408
    Phone: 802-578-8367
    Ray Ingram (rkicanoe@msn.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: No additional classes as well as No Beginner classes are offered at this race.

    Course Set-Up: Help is needed Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. Please help if you can.


    From the South, take I-89 North to Exit 7, Barre, VT, take Rt. 62 to 302 West, turn left on 302 and go to Rt. 2, turn right on Rt. 2 East, take left on Gallison Hill Road just past the Shell gas station and take the next dirt road to the right to the race site.

    From the North, take I-89 South to Exit 8, Montpelier, take Rt. 2 East thru Montpelier stay on Rt. 2 and turn on Gallison Hill Road and proceed as above

    Map of all the NESS Race Locations

    GPS coordinates for the race site are: 44.239434, -72.530429

    Race Site Description:

    Camping: Free primitive camping available at the Race Site. Portable Toilets will be provided. Tent space near dam, upstream of course. Also available at: Green Valley Campgrounds on Rt. 2, four miles upstream. Call ahead at: 888-223-9299.

    Lodging is available at: The Vermonter Motel – (802) 476-8541, off I-87, exit 7, across 302, and at: Econo Lodge – (802) 223-5258. Click here for Motels in the Montpellier/Barre area.

    Parking is available on the river side only of the access road. Additional parking area at the end of the road at the dam.

    Spectator access is available via a trail along the river accessed either upstream at the race put-in and start area or downstream at the end of the course near the finish/timing area.

    Race Course Video:

    Video by Bob Putnam: OC1 SternCam