2016 USRA R4 Nationals Results
A big thanks to all who came out and watched this great event.
The weather was perfect, the racers were top notch and everyone had a good time.
A special thank you to Sawyer Paddles and SOTAR for putting so much into this event.
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- Ark Sharks
- Team Sawyer
- Sage Donkeys
- Back in Black
- Colorado Women
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The United States Rafting Association
2016 National Championship!
April 2nd and 3rd on the Rogue and Upper Klamath Rivers!
Don’t miss this exciting Southern Oregon event.
Registration Hours Extended
- Location – Sawyer Station 404 2nd Ave Gold Hill, OR 97525
- Thursday, March 31st – 5pm
- Friday, April 1st – 9am – noon
- Registration costs $200 per team
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2016 USRA R4 Nationals Schedule
Thursday March 31st, 2016
- Rogue put in and take out locations are 1 mile upstream from Gold Hill.
For more specifics ask the nice folks at Sawyer Station! 404 2nd Ave Gold Hill, OR 97525
- Slalom gates will be delivered on site the week of March 21-26.
- Coordinators, and the slalom course designer will meet on site the week of March 21-26.
- Lines supporting the slalom gates must be hung no later than Thursday March 31st to insure that the course designer has ample time to set up the course.
- Gates must be hung or on standby at the site of placement by sundown Friday April 1st.
- If possible, gates should have the ability to be slightly relocated on the morning of Saturday April 2nd.
- The slalom course cannot be pre-run by competitors. The course cannot be changed after the first team has recorded the first timed run.
- Teams are strongly encouraged to wear Go Pros to record all of their runs in the event that video review is needed.
5pm – Paper registration Sawyer Station 404 2nd Ave Gold Hill, OR 97525
- Registration costs $200 per team
Friday April 1st, 2016
9am – noon – Paper registration Sawyer Station 404 2nd Ave Gold Hill, OR 97525
- Registration costs $200 per team
1pm – Boats will be provided at Put In for time trail runs.
- All boats will be the same with easy adjustments for rafters.
- There will be 2 shuttle drivers provided running boats from take out at sports park to put in
- Teams are not allowed to practice the slalom course.
3pm – Racers meeting at put in.
- Teams may continue practice Time Trial runs if desired yet the course must be cleared at 3:50pm.
4pm â€“ Begin Time Trials. Best of 2 runs.
5:30pm â€“ Conclude Time Trials.
6pm – All Sotar boats will be loaded on 1-2 event trailers and stored at Sawyer Station over night.
- Rogue River events and directions can be found by contacting the Gold Hill Whitewater Center: www.goldhillwhitewater.org
- Time Trial results will be presented Friday night or Saturday morning at Sawyer Station.
- Teams must have the following before they may be allowed to participate on this Class IV section of the Rogue River:
Paddles, pfds, helmets, one throw bag per boat. Event coordinators are authorized to redirect or dismiss a team if they are not properly prepared.
- River section information for Tiâ€™lomikh Falls www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/detail/id/1540/
Saturday April 2nd, 2016
8am â€“ Slalom course final gate placement and set up. Slalom course workers will work through the head to head event until the first slalom race at 1:45pm if necessary.
8:30am â€“ All boats unloaded at the put in for the head to head.
9:30am â€“ Racers meeting at Put In in Gold Hill. Present head to head brackets. Communicate the plan of the day.
10:15am â€“ 1st head to head heat starts.
- Menâ€™s and womenâ€™s head to head races will continue stopping only for the shuttle through the duration of the bracket.
1pm â€“ Racers meeting at Put In in Gold Hill. Present head to head results. Communicate plan to run the slalom.
1:45pm â€“ 1st slalom run begins. No pre-running of the course.
4:45pm â€“ All teams and event staff with the exception of timers and gate judges begin taking down the slalom course. Timers and judges tally all results for presentation at the conclusion of dinner.
- All gates and equipment must be loaded and secured for transport.
- All boats must be loaded and secured for Sunday transport.
7:30pm â€“ Dinner
8:30pm â€“ Results announcements. Communicate plan of the day for Sunday.
Sunday April 3rd, 2016
MEETING PLACE: Albertsons. 2301 Ashland St. Ashland, Oregon 97520
Saturday 8:00am SHARP: all competitors meet for shuttle.
8:15am â€“ Depart for JC Boyle/Spring Island put in.
9:45am â€“ Arrive at the put in. All competitors quickly rig boats and gear up.
10:15am â€“ All participants safety meeting. Establish pod leaders and groups.
10:45am â€“ 1st pod shoves off, all other pods staged and depart at 5 minute intervals.
11:45am â€“ Stage boats for start upstream of Caldera Rapid.
12:15pm â€“ R4 RACE! Remaining heats shove off at 5 minute intervals.
1:45 â€“ 2:00pm â€“ All competitors gather at take out river left below State Line for run debrief and discussion.
2:30pm â€“ Load shuttle vehicles for drive to Ashland.
3:00pm â€“ Depart take out (exact take out will be determined later but will be at or very close to State Line Access).
4:30pm â€“ Arrive Albertsons.
5:15pm â€“ Awards Ceremony : Sawyer Station. 404 2nd Ave. Gold Hill, Oregon 97525
- This event is endorsed by the United States Rafting Association (USRA).
- This race will be run with adherence to rules set forth by the International Rafting Federation (IRF).
- The event will be insured by the American Canoe Association (ACA), and demonstrate environmental awareness at all times.
- Entrance fees TBD.
- Competitors are required to have one or more practice runs prior to race day.
- Practice run shuttles cannot utilize Topsy Grade Road and will not be covered under the scope of event management and/or scheduling.
- Shuttle assistance can be arranged by calling Noahâ€™s Rafting at 541-326-2294 or 541-261-4742. Cost TBD. The shuttle is 220 miles total.
- SOTAR race boats will be provided to the highest placing womenâ€™s and menâ€™s teams based on Saturdayâ€™s results.
The USRA and all persons coordinating the event are volunteers.
Please maintain a positive attitude at all times.
Questions or concerns are well received when presented with possible solutions.
Volunteers are welcome. All participants are required to be safe, have fun, paddle hard, and develop positive river communities.
Questions? Contact USRA President : Tim Brink at firstname.lastname@example.org