Youghness Monster 25

Saturday, May 5, 2018
Connellsville Boat Ramp 325 N First St ConnellsvillePA  15425
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Connellsville Boat Ramp 325 N First St ConnellsvillePA  15425

About This Activity

Registration closes on May 3rd at midnight. Registration and packet pickup wil be at Connellsville Boat Ramp May 4th at 4pm-7pm. There is a spaghetti dinner for $8 at registartion Friday night. 

Registartion will also be available at The race start at Connellsville Boat Ramp 7am-9am

Race starts at 10am. The start is chip timed and you will have until 10:30 to cross the matt to begin the race.

The address to the start is 325 N First St, Connellsville, PA 15425

Have a question call 724-987-3597




May 5th 2018 The Youghness Monster 25 is a 25 mile canoe & kayak race from Connellesville - West Newton, PA on the Youghiogheny River.

Friday Night  

The Town of Connellsville Welcome Paddlers Party and Packet Pickup.

Connellsville Boat Ramp 325 N First St, Connellsville, PA 15425


Packet pickup 4-7pm


Spaghetti dinner 4-7 $8 


There will be a packet pickup, music and food. Great time to socialize and get more info on the race.


River Gauge at 4-4.5 is ideal for any boat


Race Day Saturday  

The kayak race will start at the  Connellsville Launch ramp. 


Connellsville Boat Ramp 325 N First St, Connellsville, PA 15425

Additional Parking at 805 Torrance Ave, Connellsville, PA or 

  310 N 3rd St. Connellsville.


Packet pickup and day of registration 7-9am

Race starts at 10:00am


 Note for Saturday Morning.
No.1 PFD's must be worn at all times during the race.
No.2 There will be boat checks. For length for proper class registration,
No.3 absolutely no alcohol on the boat you are racing. (we will be checking)
No. 4 Sounding device (whistle) with each PFD. All PA Fish & Boat regulations apply.    
No. 5 with the water temperatures we recommend minimum a wetsuit for for the race.
There is a lot of Fire dept rescue boats throughout the course. 


At Mile 14 there will be a shuttle van and trailer for anyone that need to pull out for any reason and will shuttle you to the start or finish



Finish line will be at the West Newton VFD. and Bloom Brew

Join in for the after Race Party and awards with music, food, great beer and socializing 


location of race start,-79.5965704,15z/data=!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x0:0xf8bc57714dfd76ec!2sConnellsville+Boat+Launch!8m2!3d40.0210612!4d-79.5965704!3m4!1s0x88352523c3a79083:0x3636d22fdadca1b0!8m2!3d40.020709!4d-79.5982915


Race Finish is at 100 Riverside Dr A, West Newton, PA 15089


Sunday Events  

Join at Performance Kayak for demos of many brands. The Stellar Kayak & Surfski engineers and designers will be on hand for a walk through on how the kayaks are made and the performance design. Stellar talk at 10:30 - 12:00 We will have lunch, raffles, giveaways and kayak demo's 9-5


The Course

The race is on a very scenic section of the Youghiogheny River that is class 1 & 2. There are some fun rapids. At the perfect water level that we expect this time of the year you can use any type of canoe or kayak. 

Race Classes

There will be kayak & canoe classes.

Awards to the top 3 in each class 

Also awards to the top 3 fastest time in singles overall   


Canoe Classes  


Adult/Youth Tandem canoe any size & any plastic or metal – 12yrs old or under w/adult in the same boat  

Tandem Canoe Men’s Short Rec 17’6” or under (plastic or aluminum only) 

Tandem Canoe Mixed (coed) any type (no pro boats or cruisers)  

Tandem Canoe Women’s any type (no pro boats)  

Canoe Solo Rec no Kevlar or carbon___Men __Women  

Solo Racing Canoe __Men__Women

Tandem Racing Canoe pro boats, cruisers, etc.  

Long Rec/Stock Tandem Canoe Men’s over 17’6” any material (no pro boats, cruisers)   




Adult/Youth Tandem kayak – 12yrs old or under w/adult in the same boat  

Tandem Kayak mixed, open class plastic  

Tandem Kayak mixed, open class any size/material  

Tandem Kayak Men, open class any size/material  

Tandem Kayak Women open class any size/material  

Youth/ Kayak (age 12-16) any type kayak   __Male__Female 

Kayak Short Rec 12’ to 14’ plastic only ___Men ___Women  

Touring Kayak (plastic over 14’) ___Men ___Women  

Touring Kayak Composite must be a touring kayak ___Men ___Women  

Surfski open class ___Men ___Women Awards to the top ten Men and Women  

Event details and schedule

At day of registration you will be asked to complete a release and add what class you will race in.

Organizer Info

Map & Direction

Connellsville Boat Ramp 325 N First St ConnellsvillePA  15425
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