Take Me to the River

281994_10150315519537107_175429_nAt the end of March, elite slalom paddlers and wild water racers will converge on the Nantahala River for this year’s Whitewater US Open hosted by the Nantahala Racing Club. The precision and speed with which these boaters maneuver within the falls is a sight to be seen. Spectators are welcome to enjoy the race from the paved walkway along Nantahala Falls just upriver from the NOC‘s River’s End Restaurant. This is a Forest Service path and offers great views for both races.

2015 Event Schedule

Slalom

Check-in & Late Registration 3-5pm Rivers End Restaurant
Open Practice 12:30 – 2:30 pm Nantahala Falls
Course Construction 2 – 5 pm Nantahala Falls
Demo Runs 5:30 pm Nantahala Falls
Saturday, March 28 Time Location
Late Check- In 7:45-8:15am Big Wesser BBQ
Volunteer Meeting 8:15 am Big Wesser BBQ
Competitors Meeting / Bib Pick-up 9:00 am Big Wesser BBQ
Foreruns 9:45 am Nantahala Falls
Slalom 1st Runs 10:00 am Nantahala Falls
Lunch Break 11:30 am N/A
Slalom 2nd Runs 12:30 pm Nantahala Falls
Demo Runs 5:00 pm Nantahala Falls
Banquet Dinner 6:00 pm TBA
Sunday, March 29 Time Location
Competitors Meeting 9:00 am Big Wesser BBQ
Foreruns 9:45 am Nanthala Falls
Slalom 1st Runs 10:00 am Nantahala Falls
Lunch Break 11:30 am N/A
Slalom 2nd Runs 12:30 pm Nantahala Falls
Awards Ceremony 3:30 pm Big Wesser BBQ

Wildwater

Saturday, March 28 Time Location
Registration 8 – 9 am River’s End
Competitors Meeting 10:00 am River’s End
Sprint Start 11:00 am Patton’s Run
Sunday, March 29 Time Location
Competitors Meeting 10:00 am Ferebee Park
Classic Start 11:45 am Ferebee Park
Awards Ceremony 1:00 pm River’s End
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s