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2019 WKC Salmon La Sac Whitewater, Slalom & Music Weekend

Brenna McVety  | Published on 5/22/2019

 

WHAT IS 58 YEARS OLD AND THE MOST FUN, EVER??? 

WASHINGTON KAYAK CLUB’S ANNUAL 

SALMON LA SAC (aka: WKC Bottoms-Up Regatta) 

Whitewater Races and 

Weekend Gathering 


JUNE 1-2, 2019 

 All are welcome. It’s not just for racers! 

 At the USFS Salmon la Sac campground (near Roslyn, in eastern Washington). 

 On the Cle Elum River 

 It’s always the first full weekend in June! 

 

SATURDAY ACTIVITIES 

 Practice on slalom gates in class 2 whitewater 

 Participate in a Downriver Race – open to all kinds of boats http://www.americanwhitewater.org/rivers/id/2094/ 

 Join a group afternoon river run 

 Kid’s Scavenger Hunt 7:00 pm 

 Music Jammin’ around the campfire 

 Potluck dessert chow-down 

 

SUNDAY 

 Fun Slalom race for all boats - Racer’s meeting 9:30 am 

 No-host Pizza night in Roslyn 

 

Friday, May 31 – We need help to construct the slalom course – 9:30 AM. 

You’ll get river practice in early and grab a good campsite! no experience required. Seriously, VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Email Jennie at theleague@nwwhitewater.org or call at 206-713-0520. 


Saturday night
Campfire- 

 NOTE: Traditional Kid's Scavenger Hunt Organizer needed 

 Bring your musical instrument, your lawn chair, a dessert or drink if you’re so inclined and your own plate, fork, and cup. All happening at campsite 004. 

 

Sunday - Slalom race. 

 This race is NOT just for race boats. Plastic boats and open boats have their own class and even their own trophies. 

 Never tried slalom before? This is a good time and place to give it a go. 

 

Camping: The Salmon la Sac campground has BOTH first-come, first-served sites and reservable sites available, but last I checked, reserveamerica.com showed all reservable sites taken, so show up as early as possible and grab a site. Or share. Sorry I can’t save a site for you. http://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/salmon-la-sac/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=70321 


Cost
: On-water participation – Saturday only or both Saturday and Sunday is $20.00 per person. More than one race class is an additional $5.00. There will be separate classes based on age, gender, and type of boat. The prizes (there are many winners at SLS!) are really cool this year; don’t miss out. 


How to Get There:
Navigate I-90 east of Seattle and exit at Roslyn. Drive 

through town (the whole place is a speed trap and stays a speed trap until 

you get to the campground: Beware!) to the end of the road, and there you 

are at both the race site and campground. 


Need more info?
www.nwwhitewater.org or Contact Race Director, Jennie at: theleague@nwwhitewater.org 206-713-0520. No cell service at the campground – I’m heading up Thursday afternoon May 30th. 


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