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Western Whitewater Championship Series – III

Western Whitewater Championship Series 2010(WWCS-III) The WWCS began 3 seasons ago when the Oregon Rafting Team (ORT) began to take on an active role in coordinating the dates of races and festivals in the Western United States. This coming season ORT will provide a scoring summary and event pages on their website. Prizes are awarded, and a regional representative is then nominated for both national and international levels of competition which at this time occurs only in the paddle raft racing category. In 2010 the WWCS R4/R6 paddle raft top finishers will be nominated to compete at Pre-worlds in Costa…

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R4 Worlds : The Netherlands July 2010

Picture above courtesy of ORT, not on an artificial course:)The IRF World Rafting Championships 2010 will take place from 13 until 19 July 2010 on the artificial course of Dutch Water Dreams in Zoetermeer (Netherlands). The first artificial WRC will be an R4 event (4-man rafts). The Pre-Event will be held on the same spot during 22 to 25 October 2009. Important: the coming months we will inform you on a regularly base via this website wrc2010.nl with all the details about these events. If you have any questions or remarks, please feel free to contact us via info@wrc2010.nlWe are…

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’09 USRA National Championships

The Oregon Rafting Team (ORT) will roll into Maryland undefeated yet very disturbed. Join us in taking rafting to the next level in an R4 showdown! (Waterfalls not on the itinerary:) Date & Time Friday, August 14, 2009 @ 1:00 PM – Sunday, August 16, 2009 @ 11:30 AM local time AddressAdventure Sports Center International250 Adventure Sports WayFees$100 per boat (4 person) Registration Closing DateThursday, August 13, 2009 @ 11:59 PM Brief DescriptionUnited States Rafting Association (USRA) presents 2009 U.S. Rafting National Championships, held in conjunction with the Adventure Sports Center International (ASCI) and Wilderness Voyageurs. Additional InformationEvent Schedule Aug….

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USRA Nationals Info!

Aug. 10th – 14th: Training (ASCI)Aug. 14th: X-Stream Raft Race (Upper Yough)Aug. 15th: Sprint and Slalom Events (ASCI)*Aug. 16th: Down River Event (Lower Yough)** USRA National Championship Events4 person teams @ $100 per boatRegistration fromJune 1st, 2009www.adventuresportscenter.com301-387-3250ASCI River ParkDeep Creek Lake, MDYoughiogheny RiverOhiopyle, PA

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US Women and Men Rock the World!

The US WOMEN and MEN finish in the top ten at Worlds! The Timberline Women’s and Men’s rafting teams training out of Vail Colorado http://web.me.com/dvogeler/USRT/Home.html have again provided incredible representation of the United States Rafting Association (USRA) and the good ‘ole red white and blue. Despite overcoming a variety of adverse circumstances which included a reportedly unfriendly crowd in Bosnia, a non-existent winter race schedule, and having to pay out of pocket to make the trip overseas, our ladies finished 8th, and the men finished 6th. 53 teams from 35 countries were in attendance. The resiliency of the American spirit…

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Creek Racing in the Pacific Northwest!

The Oregon Rafting Team was fortunate in pulling off a first place finish on the East Fork of the Lewis River. Of the 12 R2 teams entered 4 of the boats were manned by ORT crews. The pictures are from Sunset Falls which was a mere 100 meters downstream from the starting area. The next race in the Western Whitewater Championship Series is this weekend, April 18th and 19th on the Upper Klamath River. Check out ORT’s Events page for details:oregonraftingteam.com

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EF Lewis Race this weekend!

This is part of the Western Whitewater Championship Series (WWCS).The pic is from last weekend’s practice run, ORT dropped three rafts at once!The 3rd is lookers right, not captured in the photo. The WWCS continues April 18th and 19th with a race on the Upper Klamath.Check out the ORT site for details:http://www.oregonraftingteam.com/

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2011 R6 Worlds to be held in Costa Rica!

2011 IRF World Rafting Champs The 2011 IRF World Rafting Champs is to be an R6 (six-man raft) event. And the calls over the last few years have been to get back to really big water in remote areas which is what the original Project Raft and Camel White Water Challenge were about. As these were the birthing places of today’s World Rafting Champs the IRF Sport & Competition Committee heeded this call when assessing the bids that came in. This Committee is made up of 13 experienced rafters and event organisers who are selected every two years by the…

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Wind Festival Results!

The 2nd Annual Wind River Festival in Stabler Washington provided the setting for a number of great memories as 51 participants enjoyed the rugged Class IV+ whitewater of the Wind River Canyon. Next up in the Western Whitewater Championship Series (WWCS) is the EF Lewis Race April 11th followed up by some big water action on the Upper Klamath April 18th and 19th.Check out the details at:http://www.northwestcreekcomp.org/http://www.oregonraftingteam.com/ Upper Wind Festival 2009ResultsKayak 8.6+NAME-PLACE-TIME-2009 WWCS POINTSJoe Stumpfel- 1- 21 : 24- 5 : (2008, 2009 Wind Long Boat Champion ) Kayak 8.6-Greg Mallory- 1- 23 : 40- 5 : (2008, 2009 Wind…

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