Jackson, N.H. – The Jackson Ski Touring Foundation is the recipient of a timing trailer to use in conjunction with XC center’s newly FIS homologated (internationally certified) race course. Robin Kosstrin and Bob Yanuck contributed their travel trailer to complement the Foundation’s renovated and expanded race arena by providing an indoor timing facility.
“This 31’ trailer is perfect for our timing crew’s needs. It’s roomy enough to house electronic timing crew and an announcer. It’s big enough so that enthusiasm of the announcer doesn’t interfere with the concentration required to accurately time the high level races that Jackson’s facility attracts,” said Thom Perkins, Executive Director. “It will also help us to take better care of our delicate timing equipment and the volunteers and staff who have to put in a long day in a variety of weather conditions.”
Longtime skiers, Kosstrin and Yanuck own R&R Woodworkers which specializes in hand crafted cedar Adirondack furniture. Their shop is located on Carter Notch Road, in Jackson, and their furniture is also available worldwide via the website www.RandRWoodworkers.com. The couple expressed their pleasure at knowing the travel trailer which had not been used in years will now help the Touring Foundation with events that bring visitors and media coverage to Jackson.
This year the Foundation will play host to several races including the first College Invitational Criterium on January 10th, the White Mountain Classic on January 24th, the University of New Hampshire College Carnival races on January 30 and 31 and a New Hampshire High School Championship race in early February. The race arena in Jackson is one of the most spectator-friendly xc sites in New England, and the new trailer/timing facility provides an optimal announcing booth, which is a key factor in helping the audience cheer for their favorite athletes. Details on races and ski conditions are available at www.jacksonxc.org.
The Jackson Ski Touring Foundation is the recipient of a timing trailer to use in conjunction with XC center’s newly FIS homologated (internationally certified) race course. Bob Yanuck (left) and Robin Kostrin (center) are pictured with JSTF Executive Director Thom Perkins (right) in front of the travel trailer they contributed to complement the Foundation’s renovated and expanded race arena.