MWC 2023 Race Meeting

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      mtlein71
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      Hi all,
      The first planning meeting for the 2023 Missouri Whitewater Championships is 6:30 this Friday 10/14 at The Main and Mill Brewing Co. in Festus MO. We are still looking to fill a couple key positions Safety Director and Volunteer Director/Team.
      Among the things to be discussed will include the following proposed schedule for next years race:
      1. Saturday, March 11: Wires will be strung and a couple gates for some early slalom warm up and potential Slalom clinic.
      2. Thursday, March 16: Gate hanging, and practice
      3. Friday, March 17: Morning and early afternoon, Slalom practice; Downriver Race will start with a Racer’s meeting at Fishermans Put-in at 4:00 pm, and racing begins at 4:30 pm. After the race Dinner and drinks at the pavilion, with live entertainment.
      4. Saturday, March 18: 6:30-8:00AM Open practice AFTER gates are set 8:00-8:30 AM: Paddler’s mandatory race meeting 9:00-12:30PM: Slalom NOVICE, EXPERT, COMPOSITE—K1, C1, C2 12:30-1:00PM: 1st Annual Dodgeball race 1:00-4:30PM: Slalom PLASTIC K1 AGE GROUPS 6:00PM: Race Banquet
      5. Sunday March 19 6:30–7:45AM Open practice AFTER gates are set 8:00–8:15AM: Paddler’s mandatory race meeting 8:30–9:30AM: Boatercross preliminary heats. 9:30–2:30PM: Start with OC1/OC2 races then Slalom racing K1 LONG & SHORT OC1/OC2 Boatercross final Slalom racing K1 LONG & SHORT OC1/OC2 Beachball race 3:00PM Course takedown. 3:45PM Awards, raffle for Volunteers.

      At this point a couple of us are going to arrive early to hang out and secure space in the upstairs outdoor covered veranda and Taproom.

      Hope to see you,
      Connecticut Mike
      2023 Race Director

    • #19627
      oldmanriver
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      unfortunately i will miss the meeting as i am heading to the Gauley. My only suggestion is to run the experts first then you can use some of the experts to help with safety for the novices.

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