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    • No Snow at Whistler Olympic Park Forces NorAm Move to Sovereign Lake in Vernon and an Adjustment to the Competition Schedule

      December 9, 2014

      Consistently warm wet weather with little relief in the forecast has forced the organizers of the Haywood NorAm, scheduled for Whistler Olympic Park just before Christmas, to relocate the races to Sovereign Lake Nordic in Vernon.  The NorAm and World Jr/U23 Trials will now be held on the Sovereign Lake trails on Friday, December 19 (Buff Sprints, Free Technique) and Saturday, December 20 (Interval Start Free Technique).

      “We delayed this decision for as long as possible but the weather just wasn’t getting any cooler,” stated a disappointed Sherryl Yeager, Chief of Competition on Tuesday.  “Racers have to change accommodation and travel arrangements, so a decision had to be made.  Many of my committee have plans to support the new OC at Sovereign and we are grateful to Sharon Clarke and her crew for taking on the race on such short notice," continued Yeager.  Adjustments to race fees will be provided to athletes who are registered for the Whistler event but unable to travel to Vernon.

      The new competition schedule now includes:
      • Thursday, December 18 – PM – Team Captains Meetings (tbc)
      • Friday, December 19 – Buff Sprints (free technique)
      • Saturday, December 20 – Interval start (free technique)

      The races have been rescheduled for Friday and Saturday in order to permit teams with previous flight arrangements out of Vancouver on Sunday to make their travel connections.  “With the holiday season upon us and few options for alternate travel arrangements we decided to go with the unusual move to change the race days,” commented Dave Dyer, CCC Race Director.

      More detailed information on the new site and an updated Race Package will be available at http://www.sovereignlake.com/.

      The 11th edition of the Haywood NorAm Race Series is scheduled to get underway this weekend, Dec 13 & 14, 2014 in Rossland, BC.