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2019 Top Yough Race

  • Swallow Falls State Park 1641 Swallow Falls Rd Oakland, MD, 21550 United States (map)

Description: The Top Yough is a Class IV-V whitewater run and the race is meant for advanced boaters only. The race will be timed, with boaters launching at 30-60 second intervals.

Safety: There will be safety set at the three critical points: Swallow Falls, Swallow Tail Falls and Suck Hole Rapids. There will also be roving safety boaters. Multiple individuals with swift water rescue training will be on hand. Racers will be required to stop to help anyone in trouble on the river

The race will be postponed if the flow is at or above 900cfs, and the rain date (4/13) will be utilized.

Required Gear: Only whitewater appropriate craft will be permitted. Racers and Safety Boaters will be required to wear Coast Guard approved life jacket, helmet, proper footwear and weather appropriate dry wear. Racers will also be required to carry a throw rope. A paddler without a throw rope will not be permitted to race.

Parking: Participants are discouraged from parking at the put-in or take-out. Parking and shuttle will be available at the American Whitewater facility on Sang Run Road.