Nordic Racing

Ford Sayre BKL Supported Races

Click here to see our race schedule on the Google calendar or scroll down to see the list of FS supported races.

Equipment Advice and Preparation for Races:

A couple of requests:
  1. Please clearly mark your skis and poles with your skiers’ names.
  2. Please mark the kick zone for classic waxing. (Easily done, as the following video demonstrates.  Make sure bottoms of skis are clean, and the floor is as well. YouTube: Finding Your Kickzone)
  3. We strongly recommend ski straps for both keeping track of and protecting your skis.  Mark those with your name as well! Amazon: Swix Ski Straps

Helpful Waxing Sites:

As you all know, the Ford Sayre Nordic webpage has a whole host of useful links (including bios and photos of your kids’ coaches), including great information about waxing and taking care of skis. Click here.
And as most of our families use Swix products, the following website is a superb go-to when you aren’t sure what kick wax will work on a day we don’t have FS practice and advice, or when you want to put glide wax in your skier’s skis and are wondering what color to use: Swix Wax Wizard

Frequently Asked Questions:

What should my child wear to a race? 
Layers! There is no specific race uniform. Some skiers choose to wear the Ford Sayre tops and/or tights (sold through our online store). Skiers will likely want to wear less during the actual race than they normally would at practice, but will want to have layers for before & after the race.
What is a racing bib? What is bib pick-up?
Silver Fox Trot BKL Race 2015A racing bib is your number. After registering in advance online, on the day of the race at the race location, you will pick up the bib that the skier wears during the race. Most often they are worn for the race & returned after crossing the finish line.

 What is NENSA and BKL and what do they have to offer?

NENSA is the New England Nordic Ski Association; our parent organization. They are the umbrella group for nordic ski racing in the North East. As a Ford Sayre BKL racer, you are obliged to be a member of NENSA — hence the $25 you paid at registration.

In return, NENSA offers its members comprehensive information and news on Nordic skiing in New England, including an online race schedule that covers the extended region and also lists adult races and junior events .

The Bill Koch League (BKL) is a part of NENSA that is devoted to fostering a love of skiing among children in grades K to 8. The BKL page on the NENSA site offers details on clinics, events, and general kid-related nordic info.

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