Despite the fact that we have enough water in the reservoir the valve is not functioning and the release for this weekend (August &13) has been cancelled. No joy on the Stony.
Update: valve is not broken but system is vibrating above acceptable limits. The CSA has not been able to pinpoint the problem but is still looking. We are racking up considerable repair costs. Please help us pay for this by making a donation to our Whitewater Valve program through the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies. When you make a donation through their site, please designate SQI Whitewater for the donation. This is a tax deductable donation. Thank you.
The 2017 Riversport Slalom will take place on the weekend of August 19-20, 2017. The event site is located at Paddlers Lane Retreat, Confluence PA, at Ramcat Rapid on the Middle Yough, which is class 2 in difficulty at normal summertime flow rates. The event consists of a slalom training clinic given on Saturday, August 19, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm with open practice from 3:00 pm to dusk. The race will occur Sunday morning August 20. There are competition classes for canoes and kayaks (racing and recreational boat designs) women, men, juniors, adults, and masters.
Entry forms must be postmarked no later than August 11, 2017 to avoid a late registration fee. Event T-shirts will be ordered for entry forms received by August 1, 2017. Late registration will be accepted until 1:00pm at the race site on Saturday, August 19. Camping is available at Paddlers’ Lane campground, on the right side of the river at Ramcat Rapid. Further information and the entry forms are available at the event website
Breaking news! The valve stem bracket broke! We only got a partial release today and the release for tomorrow (Sunday the 30th) is cancelled. There might be enough natural flow to boat the river but no release.