Friday, April 4, 2014

Finalized Schedule of Events


NORTHWEST CREEK COMP EVENT SCHEDULE
April 12 -13, 2014

Saturday

8:30 AM – Registration opens at Sunset Falls Camp Ground
10:00 AM – Registration closes
-       Get your raft in the pool below sunset falls. Ready for R4 mass start to follow racers meeting
-       Get boats loaded on shuttle for mass start K1, Shuttles will be staged by registration
10:30 AM – MANDATORY racer meeting at registration tent (must be present to receive bib)

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING MEETING

-       R4 Mass start from pool below sunset
-       Shuttle for K1 mass start leaves
11:00 AM – BE READY IN THE EDDY!
-       Time trials begin after mass start goes by sunset
-       Shuttle from upper creek begins (Larry’s House)
11:00 – 3:30 TIME TRIALS – All classes run at same time
3:30 PM – HUK Fest and The “Andy & Bax” IK Invitational
4:00 PM – SHUTTLE ENDS!
-       Last shuttle will be leaving Larry’s house promptly at 4:00PM
5:00 PM – Beer Garden Opens
-       Volunteers dinner is served
5:30 PM – BBQ at Sunset falls camp ground
7:30 PM – Volunteer Recognition, Awards Ceremony, Raffle and more festivities!!!

Sunday

No Registration (All racers for Canyon Creek must pre-register online or register at Sunset Falls Campground on Saturday morning.)
10:30 AM – MANDATORY Racer meeting at Forest Service Parking lot (must be present to receive bib)
10:45 AM – Shuttles to Canyon Creek put-in from FS Parking Lot begin
11:30 AM – Time Trial Races Begin – 1:00PM Shuttle to Put-in END and Shuttles from take out back to FS Lot BEGIN.
3:30 PM – Shuttles END
4:00 PM – AWARDS at Forest Service Lot.



Friday, February 28, 2014

2014 Registration is LIVE!



Registration is NOW available online at:



Race entry fees are $15 per day (online) per person. By registering online, you save $10.00! 

Your entry fees include races, food Saturday evening, beverages, a raffle ticket, and a 2014 NWCC T-Shirt! We provide course safety, support and timing.



2014 Northwest Creeking Competition



Come kick off the 2014 Northwest Creeking Competition on April 12-13, 2014!

We are excited to be back for our ninth consecutive year!

The NWCC is a thriving 2 day event and one of the biggest races in the country! The event boasts 2 amazing race courses on both the E.F. Lewis R. and Canyon Creek. The event headquarters is set at scenic Sunset Falls Campground where participants can enjoy a great view of racers negotiating beautiful Sunset Falls , enjoy a great BBQ, music, and a all around fun time! Day two competitors head over to Canyon Creek to challenge themselves on one of the best race courses in the nation!

Races
Race entry fees are $15 per day (online) per person.  We will have expert and pro classes for men's and women's KI categories. Boat length restriction is 8'11" ft. This length restriction allows all current creek boat designs. Longboat class has no length restriction.




- Saturday Races -

East Fork Lewis Down River Sprint:
Racers will compete in timed single boat heats, according to schedule, paddlers will negotiate class 4 and 5 whitewater. The race course consists of boulder-gardens, ledges and waterfalls. Racers will compete for the fastest overall times in each class: men's & women's K1 short and long boat, IK (inflatable kayak), and R2 (two per. raft teams).



East Fork Lewis Raft Mass Start:
2 person teams
Any raft designed for Class IV-V whitewater may be used.
Mass start by an official starter approximately .5 mile above Sunset Falls .
Starting order from beach based on highest card pulled from a deck of cards.
Ties = redraw.
 Highest cards = most downriver starting position.
False start= that boat goes to the most upriver starting position.
Finish= river left beach/rock just above  Horseshoe Falls .
International Rafting Federation (IRF) rules in effect when applicable (no intentional blocking of a faster competitor, no intentional touching of the physical person of other competitors, good sportsmanship at all times, etc.)
Course officials have the right to dismiss any entrant from competition should they see fit.
Points earned will be in accordance with WWCS standards. For reference go to: Oregon Rafting Teamonline



Kayak Mass Start East Fork Lewis:
The Kayak Mass Start is exactly what it sounds like! Kayakers race head-to-head and the first racer's bow to cross the finish line wins! Hard-shell length restriction- 8'11". 




- Sunday Races -
Canyon Creek Kayak Challenge:
 Same as the down river sprint (above). Expect steeper and more challenging rapids.



Canyon Creek Raft (R2)  Challenge:
2 person teams
Any raft designed for Class IV-V whitewater may be used.
Course is the same as the kayak course
International Rafting Federation (IRF) rules in effect when applicable (no intentional blocking of a faster competitor, no intentional touching of the physical person of other competitors, good sportsmanship at all times, etc.)
Course officials have the right to dismiss any entrant from competition should they see fit.
Points earned will be in accordance with WWCS standards. For reference go to: Oregon Rafting Teamonline




RACE RULES:
Racers will be expected to come prepared in proper gear in order to participate in the race! Don't show up to race in shorts! It will be spring in the Northwest which means dress appropriately. Dry suits are not mandatory but are STRONGLY encouraged. Competitors must bring proper safety and rescue equipment (water, rescue bags, first aid kits, etc..). Boat length restriction is 8'11" ft for the short boat class. 
  


Monday, April 22, 2013

2013 NW Creek Comp Results

Here are the complete results for the 2013 NW Creeking Competition - both East Fork Lewis and Canyon Creek races. A big shout out to all our sponsors, volunteers, racers, and other participants!

Do you have any pictures of the races or other activities over the weekend? Want to talk about your lines? Feel free to comment below, and let us see your pictures. We're also over on Facebook, where we'll soon have over 150 pictures of racers in action posted - feel free to tag yourself in any of those photos.

These results will be rolled into the Western Whitewater Championship Series points by Wednesday of this week.

Saturday, 4/20: East Fork Lewis
John's Swimming Hole took it's toll today. Sometimes multiple times.


 




























Sunday, 4/21: Canyon Creek
The weather was supposed to be a bit sunnier, but the level was good for racing.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

NWCC 2013 is Done!

It was an interesting weekend, wasn't it? I didn't get to see a lot of the action as I was moving folks from points A to B, but I heard about a whole lot. What was your favorite thing about the weekend? Take any great photos? Share both of them by posting them in comments here!

As soon as I get finalized results, I'll post them here as well.

Thanks all!
Sam H

Friday, April 19, 2013

There it is folks. The last rainy spell we had spiked the EFL, but it appears to be cresting. Forecast intermittent rain may keep it from falling too fast. Looks like we got a race on our hands. I'm not a full-time professional river-forecasting guy, but that's what it looks like to me.

And with that, I'm signing out to head up to Sunset.  If you're competing, stop by the Next Adventure hospitality tent (or as I like to think of it, "Hasspitality Tent".) Introduce yourself if you're a reader, and I can probably find something you'll like. I'll likely also be driving shuttle, so I'll be around.

See you there, and see you back online with results as soon as they are available to post. If you get any good pictures, please share. And, of course, we'll see you next year.

Sam Hass