NRC Family Whitewater Weekend
Date: May 28 - 29, 2016
Time: 9:30 am
Price: $30 (discounts for NRC members)
Age: 8 and up
Families and youth paddlers gather in the Nantahala Gorge for a weekend of flat and whitewater activities, games and camaraderie. Participants are encouraged to challenge themselves to develop and use new skills in a fun, supportive environment and try their hand at all three competitive whitewater disciplines: slalom, freestyle and downriver.
Skills: Participants build key river-running skills including balance, stroke technique, surfing, speed and strength
Slalom: Slalom gates and technique are used both as a learning tool for building precision whitewater skills and as a fun, competitive aspect of kayaking.
Downriver: Participants learn to read the river, pick a fast line through a rapid and navigate around obstacles and waves. Also, try out one of those crazy wildwater boats!
Adventure Dash: On Saturday afternoon, all participants are invited to race in the Adventure Dash, hosted by NOC. Race registration is included in the cost of the mini-camp. Bring your running shoes, and choose between a 5K and 1K option.
Prerequisites: Confident wet-exit, willing to try new things on flat and moving water. A whitewater roll is a plus but not required.
|Saturday, May 28||Time||Location|
|Welcome, Introductions & Orientation||9:30 am||Nantahala Bridge Gates|
|Flatwater Session||10 am - 12 pm||Nantahala Bridge Gates|
|Group Lunch & Free Time||12 - 1:30 pm||Event Tent|
|Whitewater Session||1:30-3:30 pm||Nantahala Bridge Gates|
|Adventure Dash||4 pm||Big Wesser BBQ|
|Sunday, May 29||Time||Location|
|Competitor Check-in||10 - 11 am||Event Tent|
|Course Walk with NRC coaches||11:30 am||Nantahala Bridge Gates|
|Slalom Race Start||12 pm||Nantahala Bridge Gates|
|Downriver Race Start||3 pm||Below Nantahala Falls|
|Awards Ceremony||4 pm||Event Tent|
|Mini-Camp Wrap-up||4:15 pm||Event Tent|
Visit NantahalaRacingClub.com for more information.Register Online