Upper Yough Race

July 23rd 2016   (4th Saturday of July)


Race Check in & Day of Registration

10AM – 12 PM at Wilderness Voyageurs in Friendsville, MD. You will be able to register the day of the race at Wilderness Voyageurs in Friendsville from 10 AM until noon. However, registering prior to the check in will help expedite the process.

If you register in advance, you still must pick check-in, sign your waiver and pick up your bib by noon.  This means, if you are racing, you physically must stop by the shop and do these things.

Entry Fee

$30 Race classes: All boats welcome! Race classes will be determined by the number of entrants


Start Time

4 PM at Gap Falls Post Race: Prizes and party at Wilderness Voyageurs Freindsville following the event


In 2016, the race and Friendsville days are on different days,, but heads up on what will happen in town on July 30.

Friendsville Days festivities  A parade float line up is taking the whole North side of the road where Boaters Park, parade set to run at Noon. The Town is going to have an early one day only opening of the new parking area, on the grassy field to the South side of the normal boater parking area. Please enter Town on the West side since down town will be closed to traffic around 11:45pm, you will be directed to enter the new parking area right next to the Liquor store. Please DO NOT drive down Water Street to access the parking. We even want you to Take Out under the Big Route 68 Bridge and walk over to the parking area behind the Methodist Church. This is a one time use only to solve the problem of two big activities going on at the same time. Also, the Friendsville Days festivities at the Town Park includes FOOD and entertainment. There is a great little Thai food vendor who comes here every year along with the wholesome local offerings. Thank you and please have a great race day! ( Yes this was the message from 2014, but the “one” time situation is now 2x.)


Upstream Race

The World Championships of upstreaming will occur on Entrance Rapid Saturday August 27, 2016. Start time is promptly at 6:30 pm at the Lower Yough put-in. This event is unsanctioned and unsponsered by Wilderness Voyageurs, this information is posted for the benefit of the kayaking community. There are no fees, no rules and no organizers. If you have any questions, show up on the 27th and the kangaroo court of upstream racers will be happy to heckle you.


Happy kayaking, and stay safe out there.