Races

Race entry fees are $15 per person. R2 races are $30 per team or $15 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).  NEW this year will be a TEAM race for the fun class.  Register for the FUN class with a friend and race together!


East Fork Lewis Raft (R-4)Mass Start:
2 person teams
Any raft designed for Class IV-V whitewater may be used.
Mass start by an official starter just below 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 Team online


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 Team online



RACE RULES:
- Wear appropriate gear. 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. 
- High water course reassessment and cut off points: East Fork Lewis @ Hiesson 2800cfs {not rising} / Canyon Creek nr Amboy 1400 cfs {not rising} *Click HERE to see Guages on our home page


  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.