NOC Guest Appreciation Festival

SepSep
2224

GAFThe southeast’s biggest used gear sale of the year!!!

Check out the web site below for all the details:

http://noc.com/events/guest-appreciation-festival-gaf

 

Cascades/Upper Nantahala Release

Apr
28
Apr
29
Jun
16
Jul
7
Jul
14
Aug
11
Sep
23
Sep
24

 

 

 

Near Bryson City, NC

Thanks to AW!

 

AW river beta website for Upper Nanty:

http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/detail/id/3663/

AW river beta website for Nanty Cascades:

http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/detail/id/1100/

Freedom Hall Pool Kayak Session

Apr
25
7:30 pm
Sep
5
7:30 pm
Sep
12
7:30 pm
Sep
19
7:30 pm
Sep
26
7:30 pm
Oct
3
7:30 pm
Oct
10
7:30 pm
Oct
17
7:30 pm
Oct
24
7:30 pm

Freedom Hall Pool

 

 

 

It is a paddling pool party on Tuesday nights from 7:30 – 9:00 P.M.!

Freedom Hall Pool

1320 Pactolas Rd

Johnson City, TN 37604

(423) 461-4872

Come join the J.A.W. , Mahoney’s Outfitters, some APE’s, and other paddlers from around our region at the Freedom Hall Pool for tips & tricks about basic kayaking skills and learning how to roll.

Already mastered the basics and have a bomb proof roll? There is still a lot of fun to be had at our pool session by practicing your flat-water freestyle moves and fellowshipping with other paddlers in a nice warm water environment.

Admission to the pool is $2, rolling advice is free! Contact the office of the pool for session confirmation or questions regarding the facility. (423) 461-4872

Please note: The J.A.W. does provide the current fleet of boats for demo at the pool session, but neither the pool nor the J.A.W. provides paddling equipment (Paddle, Spray Skirt, etc…) for these sessions. If you are just starting out in the sport and do not yet have your own equipment, please post a message on the APEs yahoo group site or contact me with this link:

http://worldkayakblogs.com/wildwildwes/contact-me/

We will try our best to get you outfitted for the night! Also feel free to contact me for any other questions or comments you may have with the above link.

I hope to see you at the pool!

Wesley R. Bradley – Tri-Cities World Kayak Ambassador

TEAM RIVER RUNNER Pool Session

Apr
26
7:30 pm
Sep
6
7:30 pm
Sep
13
7:30 pm
Sep
20
7:30 pm
Sep
27
7:30 pm
Oct
4
7:30 pm

TRR Pool

 

 

 

 Johnson City, TN Chapter of Team River Runner

 Sessions are from 7:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. on most Wednesdays / or noted otherwise in dates listed above at the ETSU Center for Physical Activity (CPA) Pool.  Gear up earlier if you want.

These pool sessions are limited to veterans and volunteers affiliated with Team River Runner ONLY.
As usual, pool session info below!  Big reminders: rinse all boats every time unless they’ve been kept at the pool and sign in on the kayak club’s log.
Pool session reminders:
- New paddlers can not participate in pool sessions until they have completed an Intro to TRR session, received medical clearance, and signed all waivers.

- Always sign in on the sheet kept by the ETSU kayak club.  This will insure that we continue to get pool time.

- If you haven’t filled out a paddler/staff info sheet, please let me know.  Same goes for release forms (DSUSA, VA, and media).  All paddlers (vets and volunteers) sign an release at every TRR event.

- Pool sessions are 7:30-9 PM.  We can’t hit the water until 7:30, and need to respect the kayak club’s time and clear out of the pool area by 9:30 (not out of the pool by 9:00 or so).  I’ve been showing up at 7:00 to get gear organized and do pool side teaching.   Feel free to come early to get your gear in order.  The back door is usually open by 7:00 or so.

- Always rinse your boat off before bringing it into the pool area.  If the hose isn’t by the door, just ask and we’ll find it.  If you boat has been hermetically sealed since the last pool session, you’re probably good to go.  If there’s any possibility it has grass, dirt, bugs, etc. in or on it, please give it a quick rinse.  ETSU has been generous with their pool, so let’s keep it clean!

IMPORTANT: NO paddler participants should be in the pool without TRR volunteers present.  For a very new paddler (i.e., no wet exit demonstrated), a minimum of two volunteers must be in the pool (not in boats) prior to putting the paddler in a boat on the water.  Make sure that you know the skills of your paddlers and use common sense.
Contact Bill Finger for additional info:

billfinger@yahoo.com

423-361-2338

Kingsport Aquatic Center‏ Kayak Session

Sep
7
7:00 pm
Sep
14
7:00 pm
Sep
21
7:00 pm
Sep
28
7:00 pm
Oct
5
7:00 pm
Oct
12
7:00 pm
Oct
19
7:00 pm
Oct
26
7:00 pm

 

 

 

It is a paddling pool party on Thursday nights from 7:00 – 9:00 P.M.!

Where:

Kingsport Aquatic Center‏

1820 Meadowview Parkway
Kingsport, TN 37660
423-343-9758

 

Contact the Aquatic Center for session confirmation or questions regarding the facility.

 

Cost: $3.00 per person

Come join the Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts and other paddlers from around our region at the Kingsport Aquatic Center‏ for tips & tricks about basic kayaking skills and learning how to roll.

During the summer, we will be in the outdoor pool, but in cases of rain, the center will partition off part of the indoor pool for us.  During the winter, the center will have bulkheads installed in the indoor pool and we’ll have a section for our use.  That indoor pool is huge!

 

Logistics for bringing in your boat and equipment are pretty simple.  There is a gate to the outdoor pool and a door to the indoor pool.  The gate/door will be opened during the initial rush of people right around 7:00 P.M. for 10 minutes or so.  After the gate/door is closed, people can drop their boat & equipment off at the door, walk to the front desk to pay the $3.00 and someone will go open the gate/door for them.

We will also have occasional access to the lazy river to use for kayak practice in current!  Stay tuned for announcements for these special events…

 

Please note: The Jackson Action Wagon will occasionally provide FREE kayak demos of the current fleet of boats at these pool sessions, but neither the pool nor the J.A.W. provides paddling equipment (Paddle, Spray Skirt, etc…) for these sessions.  If you are just starting out in the sport and do not yet have your own equipment, please get in touch with the Event Sessions Contact to see if you can get some loaner gear for a session.

Event Sessions Contact:

Ryan Shealy

Email ~ orion9909@yahoo.com

Mobile ~ 423-963-6066

 

Russell Fork Release

Oct
7
Oct
8
Oct
14
Oct
15
Oct
21
Oct
22
Oct
28
Oct
29

 

 

Check out this website for details:

http://www.russellfork.info/index.php

AW link’s for runs:

Upper [Class II-III+]: http://americanwhitewater.org/content/River/detail/id/2011/

Gorge [Class IV-V+]: http://americanwhitewater.org/content/River/detail/id/2010/

Lower [Class II(III)]: http://americanwhitewater.org/content/River/detail/id/675/

Flow: 800cfs first 2 weekends, 850cfs 3rd weekend & 1,100cfs last weekend.

 

Ocoee River Race

Oct
14
8:00 am

9th Annual TVCC Ocoee River Race sponsored by World Kayak

Race Day Schedule:
8:00am: Volunteers Arrive
9:00am: Registration Opens
10:30am: Mandatory Safety Meeting
11:00am: Racing Begins
6:00pm: After Party at the Bus Bar
Race from the Put-In to Powerhouse! We are excited to have fun racing to raise money for Team River Runner Chattanooga!

Classes:
Men’s Short Boat
Women’s Short Boat
Men’s Long Boat
Women’s Long Boat
Elite Men’s Short Boat
Elite Men’s Long Boat
Elite Women’s Long Boat
OC1 Short Boat
OC1 Long Boat …
C1
Hand Paddles (short boat only)
Tandem
SUP
Raft

Other classes can “make” with 3 or more entries. All can race for time.

Racers may race in up to two classes.

Race Registration and Info at:

http://tvccpaddler.com/annual-ocoee-river-race/

Following the Ocoee River Race, we hope you all come to the awards ceremony and after party! Awarding of the For The Love of It Ocoee Cup, coveted crystal beer mugs, paddle porn, live music and BEER!

2017 Lord of the Fork Race

Oct
28
3:00 pm

Saturday, October 28th will be the Lord of the Fork Race. It will have the usual format: One Minute Intervals from Skunk Beach area to Climax, unless for some reason Fist cleans up between now and then. The Rendezvous will be taking place at Carson Island, so we will do the awards there.

Kayak race through the Russell Fork Gorge. Start line is just around the right-hand bend below Fist, finish line is at Climax. Class 4-5, better know where you’re going in there. One minute interval starts. No entry fee, but we have $5 of expense for each racer, so donations are encouraged to help offset this. Every racer is expected to bring a prize for the winners, we’ll divide it all up after the race. Bib handout and waivers will be taken care of on race day. If you know someone that plans to race and is not on Facebook, please send me a message and I’ll try to contact them. Also message me if interested in volunteering for safety or other logistics.

Facebook Event Page for more details:

Spectator hike-in beta: http://regions.worldkayak.com/tri-cities/2014/10/22/lord-of-the-fork-race-hike-in-beta/

I can be reached at moxiemeister@gmail.com

Eric Henrickson

Tallulah Release

Nov
4
Nov
5
Nov
11
Nov
12
Nov
18
Nov
19
Dec
9
Dec
10
Apr ’18
7
Apr ’18
8
Apr ’18
14
Apr ’18
15
Apr ’18
21
Apr ’18
22

Oceana

 

 

 

Near Tallulah Falls, GA

Thanks to AW!

AW river beta website for Tallulah:

http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River_detail_id_506_

22nd Annual Green River Narrows Race

Nov
4
12:00 pm

The greatest show in all of sports!

Official Green Race website: http://greenrace.amongstit.com/

The 2017 race will be held Saturday, November 4th.  The first racer will be off at 12 noon and reach Gorilla about 12:04.  Directions to Gorilla can be found on the Green Narrows page.

 

Spectators Information:

Be respectful of no parking areas on Big Hungry Road. There is often good parking available just past the trail head. The hike in is steep and slippery. Wear good shoes and bring an extra jacket. It gets cold down in the gorge. Follow this GPS location for SPECTATOR PARKING

While you’re waiting, check out all the Past Race Results and AW’s Green Race Information Page.

Cheoah Release

Feb
25
Mar
25
Mar
26
Apr
22
Apr
23
Apr
28
Apr
29
May
6
May
7
May
13
May
14
May
20
May
21
Jul
8
Jul
9
Sep
9
Nov
4

Cheoah

 

 

 

 

 

 

Near Robbinsville, NC

Thanks to AW!

AW river beta website for the Cheoah:

http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River_detail_id_3146_

Click on the link below for flow info for each release day:

http://www.boatingbeta.com/releases/cheoah_next

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