Kingsport Aquatic Center‏ Kayak Session

Jan
4
7:00 pm
Jan
11
7:00 pm
Jan
18
7:00 pm
Jan
25
7:00 pm
Feb
1
7:00 pm
Feb
8
7:00 pm
Feb
15
7:00 pm
Feb
22
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

 

Freedom Hall Pool Kayak Session

Jan
23
7:30 pm
Jan
30
7:30 pm
Feb
6
7:30 pm
Feb
13
7:30 pm
Feb
20
7:30 pm
Feb
27
7:30 pm
Mar
6
7:30 pm
Mar
13
7:30 pm
Mar
20
7:30 pm
Mar
27
7:30 pm

Freedom Hall Pool

 

 

 

It is a paddling pool party on Tuesday nights from 7:30 – 8:45 P.M.!

WE MUST EXIT THE BUILDING WITH ALL BOATS AND GEAR BY 9:00 P.M.

Freedom Hall Pool

1320 Pactolas Rd

Johnson City, TN 37604

(423) 461-4872

Come join the J.A.W.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 upon request, 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.

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.

We hope to see you at the pool!

 

Wesley R. Bradley

Pool Session Coordinator

423-647-1321 or dangerousdraftingman@hotmail.com

TEAM RIVER RUNNER Pool Session

Jan
24
7:00 pm
Jan
31
7:00 pm
Feb
7
7:00 pm
Feb
14
7:00 pm
Feb
21
7:00 pm
Feb
28
7:00 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

Greene County YMCA Pool Kayak Session

Jan
17
7:00 pm
Jan
24
7:00 pm
Jan
31
7:00 pm
Feb
7
7:00 pm
Feb
14
7:00 pm
Feb
21
7:00 pm
Mar
7
7:00 pm
Mar
28
7:00 pm

 

 

 

It is a paddling pool party on Wednesday nights from 7:00 – 8:00 P.M.

 

Where:

Greene County YMCA‏

404 Y Street
Greeneville, Tennessee 37745
423-639-6107
Contact the Y for session confirmation or questions regarding the facility.

 

Cost: $10.00 per person (Free for Y members)

 

What: Come join some Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts and paddlers from around the region for tips & tricks about basic kayaking skills and learning how to roll.

 

Event Sessions Contact:

Michelle Arbogast

Email: marbogast2@gmail.com

Mobile: 423-525-0936

APE Strokes & Concepts Clinic with Stephen Wright

Jan
30
7:30 pm

A pool session with the Hobbit King to improve your paddling techniques!

(Registration Deadline—Jan 29, 2018)

Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts (APEs) is pleased to announce another of its Paddle with the Pros clinics with Stephen Wright.  Jackson Kayak Factory Team member, Stephen, is a 5-time U.S. National Freestyle Champion, took 3rd place in the World Championships in both 2009 and 2011, US Freestyle team member 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, & 2017, was the Pan American Champion in 2011 and was the World Champion for Squirt Boating in 2015.

This one evening course is designed for the boater who wants to deal deeper into proper paddling techniques in a kayak.  The clinic will be held at Freedom Hall Pool in Johnson City, TN.  Course will be limited to 10 students.  This course will likely fill up fast so be sure to send in your registration and payment to reserve your spot ASAP.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES: The focus is a comprehensive instructional program on the skills of maneuvering your kayak in the most efficient ways.

COURSE PREREQUISITES: Participants should have their own kayak and gear.  Minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

 

WHERE: Freedom Hall Pool: 1320 Pactolas Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018

TIME: 7:30-9:00 P.M.

COST: $50 for APEs members  (includes pool use fee); $60 for non-APEs members (tuition includes APEs membership).  Non-Refundable after Jan 29 unless replacement found.

CLASS SIZE: Classes will be limited to 10 participants

 

MINIMUM PERSONAL GEAR: Whitewater kayak, type III PFD, whitewater helmet, paddle, sprayskirt, appropriate footwear, drinking water

 

REGISTRATION: There are two ways to register: (Registration Deadline—Jan 29, 2018)

1. Online: Register online at http://www.riverapes.org/registration.html. After submitting your registration you will be directed to http://www.riverapes.org/paypal-1.html to pay for the course using PayPal.  APEs (or TEHCC) membership is required to participate and can also be purchased online at http://www.riverapes.org/paypal-1.html for $10.  No need to fill out and send in a separate membership form.  Your online registration will double for that purpose.

2. Mail: Click Here to download the PDF Registration Form and mail in with payment made out to APEs to Wesley R. Bradley: 243 Old Lacy Hollow Rd., Elizabethton, TN 37643. Those mailing in their registration can add the $10 annual APEs membership fee to their course payment.  No need to fill out and send in a separate membership form.  Your registration form will double for that purpose.

ONLINE NOTE: Courses not listed in Registration Course Menu are full.  Please contact Wesley at dangerousdraftingman@hotmail.com to be placed on waiting list.

 

QUESTIONS: Contact Wesley at dangerousdraftingman@hotmail.com or 423-647-1321

Pyranha Freedom Hall Pool Demo

Feb
6
7:30 pm

Chris Hipgrave will be joining us on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at our weekly pool session.  Chris will have all the hottest new kayak designs from Pyranha for free demo and he’ll be there to help with paddling instruction.

Check out the link below for all the Freedom Hall Pool Session info:

http://regions.worldkayak.com/tri-cities/2011/01/01/freedom-hall-pool-kayak-session/

 

APE’s Winter Meeting

Feb
9
7:00 pm

WHO: APE’s Club Members and any new/rejoining recruits 

WHEN: Friday, February 9, 2017 @ 7:00-9:00 P.M.  

WHERE: Eastman Lodge – 404 Bays Mountain Park Road, Kingsport, TN 37660


We are going to host a Chili and Potato Bar Potluck for the meal.  So break out your favorite chili recipe and potato fixings to bring to this meeting!  Please let Steven Adams (423-650-1293 or campingskeeter@gmail.com) know what you plan to bring for the meal.  The club will provide tea and water for beverages at the meal.

 

Our focus of this meeting will be on advocating for volunteers for office to further support the clubs leadership going forward so if you have recommendations or nominations for office , this would very much be appreciated! Further we will be discussing club events and trips.  Please spread the word and advocate for attendance.

 

Here is our current list of officers:

President: Ryan Shealy ~ Nominee Rahul Subramanian

Cruise Director Touring & Class I-II: Debbie Briscoe

Cruise Director Class III-IV: Wesley R. Bradley

Safety/Education: Jerry Smith ~ Co-chair Nominee Ryan Shealy

Secretary/Treasurer: Patrice Riesenberg

Social Director/Marketing: Steven Adams

Conservation: Michael Potter ~ Nominee Trevor Lee

Website: Jeremy Whitaker

TEHCC Liaison: Rahul Subramanian ~ Nominee Andrew Steffan

New Office

Cruise Director Class II-III: Nominee Jerry Griffin

 

All offices are up for nominations.  Please let Patrice Riesenberg (423-292-8060 or riesen92jk@hotmail.com) know by 2/7/2018 if you have any interest in being nominated for any of these offices or have an idea for a new office.

 

Come join us for some food, fun, prizes & fellowship!

2018 National Paddling Film Festival

Feb
16
5:00 pm

NPFF Logo

Come see American Whitewater and the year’s best photos and videos at the National Paddling Film Festival(NPFF)! This year’s NPFF will be held on February 16-17 in Frankfort, KY at the Buffalo Trace Distillery.

Grab your tickets online early and save some cabbage. Online tickets are $20. Tickets at the door are $25. Ticket includes admission for Friday night and Saturday night, as well as beer and a raffle ticket. Early registration tickets available here. Last day for early registration is February 11th, 2018.
For over 35 years the National Paddling Film Festival has been hosting a competition to determine the best in paddle sport videos and images. This competition has provided the paddling community with a fun and profitable event to support American Whitewater and river stewardship. In that time, the NPFF has also helped to raise the quality of paddle sport entertainment by providing recognition of talent along with important and useful feedback for the artists who make the show a possibility.
Come out and enjoy the show. You can also update your American Whitewater membership at the event and check out the killer silent auction. Don’t forget your tickets here.

Elizabethton Whitewater Park Presentation

Feb
17
2:00 pm

When: Saturday, February 17 at 2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Where: Bonnie Kate Theatre, 115 S. Sycamore, Elizabethton, TN

What: This will be a presentation on the benefits of bringing a Whitewater Feature to Elizabethton. Guest speakers will begin the discussion to be followed by a presentation by the consultants from River Restoration from Carbondale, Colorado. We will also be showing videos of local whitewater kayaking runs.

 

For more information and update on our #SURFBETSY Project check out this link:

http://regions.worldkayak.com/tri-cities/2017/12/14/support-elizabethton-whitewater-park-in-the-works/

Cheoah Release

Feb
24
Feb
25
Mar
24
Mar
25
Mar
26
Apr
14
Apr
15
Apr
16
Apr
21
Apr
22
May
12
May
13
May
19
May
20
May
26
May
27
Aug
4
Oct
6
Nov
3

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

Nolichucky Attainment League

Apr
5
6:30 pm
Apr
12
6:30 pm
Apr
19
6:30 pm
Apr
26
6:30 pm
May
3
6:30 pm

 

 

 

Curtis England started this weekly event in 2015 called the Nolichucky Beer League!  The event gets its roots from the Beer League started over on the French Broad Ledges in Asheville.

The NAL occurs on Thursdays at 6:30 P.M during April-October when river levels are between 750-2500 CFS.  Anyone is welcome to come out with their long boats to do attainments from U.S.A. Raft at 2 Jones Branch Rd, Erwin, TN to Twin Eddies.

The goal is to get the kayaking community fired up about some upstream paddling on this great section of river.  Paddlers are also encouraged to bring their beverage of choice for afterwards for some fun fellowship.

Come on out and join the Nolichucky Attainment League on Thursday evenings for some attainment fun, racing and training!  If you don’t have a long boat give the Jackson Action Wagon a shout and it can hook you up for the evening.  The NAL hopes to see you on the Noli! :-)

 

NAL Events Contact:

Ryan Horn: text or call 423-646-3459 or jrhorn_40@yahoo.com

West Fork Tuckasegee Release

Apr
7
Apr
8
Jun
9
Jul
14
Jul
28
Aug
11
Aug
25

 

 

 

Class III-IV+ (V)

Near Pine Creek Road, Cullowhee, NC

Thanks to AW!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AW river beta website for West Fork Tuck:

http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/detail/id/2290/

Tallulah Release

Apr
7
Apr
8
Apr
14
Apr
15
Apr
21
Apr
22
Nov
3
Nov
4
Nov
10
Nov
11
Nov
17
Nov
18

Oceana

 

 

 

Near Tallulah Falls, GA

Thanks to AW!

AW river beta website for Tallulah:

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

NoliFest 2018

AprApr
1315

Welcome to Nolifest 2018!  April 13 – April 15

Where: USA Raft – 2 Jones Branch Rd, Erwin, Tennessee 37650

Check out all the announcements of sponsors, bands, demos and more at:

http://www.nolifest.com/home.html and https://www.facebook.com/Nolifest/

Back for 2018 is the 4th annual NoliFest! This event is for all that paddle; inflatable, kayak, bellyak, SUP. After last years success we are adding many more planned activities! There will be music and food both Friday and Saturday night, SUP yoga, on-water races, demos and more.

Festival Special Features:

 

 

If you are interested in staying in the cabin, pitching a tent or hammock Fri. & Sat. night, please call USA Raft.  1-800-USA-RAFT

 

Mountain Inn & Suites of Erwin, Tennessee is the official hotel sponsor. Located just 5 mins from USARAFT.
http://erwinmountaininn.com/

 

If you are interested in setting up a Vendor Tent please contact USA RAFT.

 

Bring your old gear for gear swap/sales.

 

Jerry’s Baddle

Apr
28
8:00 am

Jerry’s Baddle is a dual sport race that began in 2006 to honor a good friend, Jerry Beckwith, who had been diagnosed with ALS. The race was born out of a desire to keep his spirit and passion alive by raising money to help fight the disease that took his life and to foster the community he loved.

The race consists of 4 miles of whitewater kayaking through the Green River Narrows followed by 26 miles of road cycling with 4000 ft of cumulative climbing.

 

Event website for race info and registration at

http://jerrysbaddle.org/

Cascades/Upper Nantahala Release

Apr
28
Apr
29
Jun
15
Jul
6
Jul
20
Aug
10
Sep
29
Sep
30

 

 

 

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/

NOC Spring Fling

AprApr
2829

Celebrate Spring in the Nantahala Gorge!

 

 

Celebrate spring in the Smoky Mountains with a free, family-friendly event in the Nantahala Gorge. Don’t miss the fun events, vendor fair and gear demos at NOC’s Outfitter’s Store, live music, and family-friendly activities.

Scheduled releases of the Cascades and Upper sections of the Nantahala River round out this Bryson City weekend.

 

You don’t want to miss these event @ the NOC…

Check out all the events info at:

http://noc.com/events/noc-spring-fling

French Broad River Festival

MayMay
46

 

Check out all the event info at the official event webpage at: http://www.frenchbroadriverfestival.com/

APE’s Nolichucky Gorge 1st Timer’s River Trip & Picnic

Aug
18
11:00 am

River Trip Logistics

NOLICHUCKY GORGE River Trip (Class III/IV*) lead by APE’s Cruise Director, Wesley R. Bradley and Jennifer Bradley.

Cost: $5.00 for USA Raft bus shuttle.

*Please be mindful of the water level for the day and your whitewater skill set.  Please also ensure you bring a whitewater boat suitable for the river conditions.  Low water flow (<600 CFS) will be more technical with a creek like feel and broaches will occur more often without good boat control.  Higher water flow (1,200> CFS) will be more pushy and swims can be long and boat/gear lose can occur.  We will have the trip from 250 - 3,000 CFS.  However, to ensure the safety of all participants on this trip we will require 1st timers to execute a few basic paddling maneuvers and/or practice rolls/self rescue in flat water to qualify at the put-in before we head on down the river, if the river flow is not in optimal ranges (600-1,200 CFS)

Meet at the USA Raft Outpost on their new adjacent property (former NOC property – This will be the trip take-out) at 11:00 A.M.  USA Raft will be shuttling our group up to the put-in using one of their raft buses and a boat trailer.  This will make our logistics for shuttling very easy and our cars will be waiting for us back at the take out when we get off the river!

Please bring $5.00 to help cover the cost of this shuttle ride.

 

LOWER NOLICHUCKY River Trip (USA Raft Outpost to Sawmill – Class I-II) lead by APE’s Cruise Director, Debbie Briscoe.

Plan to play a lot and maybe even stop & go swimming with a snack break included to make it a fun day on the lower!

Meet at the USA Raft Outpost on their new adjacent property (former NOC property – This will be the trip put-in) at 12:00 P.M. to set shuttle for the Lower Noli Trip.

Map link to USA Raft Nolichucky Outpost: https://maps.google.com/maps?oe=UTF-8&ie=UTF-8&q=usa+raft+nolichucky&fb=1&gl=us&hq=usa+raft+nolichucky&cid=0,0,2318511328506691564&ei=UiAIULu9GI6k8QTzsdSZBA&ved=0CKsBEPwSMAM

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APE’s Picnic

Meet at the USA Raft Outpost on their new adjacent property (former NOC property) at 6:00 P.MWe will be at the large screened porch with kitchen.  This will provide for more privacy and better parking, please make sure to park at the new property.

This is our last big “get together” for the year.  We will have tasty food catered by Barberitos (http://www.barberitos.com/) at USA Raft when we get off the river!  Please feel free to bring any side dishes or deserts to share with the group.

If you are an APE’s member the meal will be FREE and non-APE’s members can chow down with us for $10.00 per person (Includes APE’s membership!).  We will also provide water and sweet tea for beverages at the picnic.  If you do wish to bring adult beverages to the picnic, USA Raft has asked that you drink them from a cup (NO glass or cans!).  You may also want to bring a folding chair due to limited seating.

 

What to bring:

  • $5.00 per person for shuttle, if running Noli Gorge
  • Appropriate whitewater boat, paddle & gear that you own (Yes, I will sing the song while we are loading!)
  • $10.00 to eat at picnic per person, if you’re not an APE’s member.  This will get you signed up as an APE’s member through 2018 and cover your meal!
  • Folding chair for picnic
  • Feel free to bring side dish or dessert to share at picnic.

 

RSVP

To sign-ups for this event please send the following information for each person attending to Wesley R. Bradley:

  1. Full name
  2. River running section (Gorge or Lower)
  3. Are you a first timer on the run?
  4. Are you eating at picnic meal?

Please e-mail, text or message Wesley with your RSVP by 8/16/2018.

 

Event Contacts

Noli Gorge River Trip & Picnic- Wesley R. Bradley: 423-647-1321, dangerousdraftingman@hotmail.com

Lower Noli River Trip – Debbie Briscoe: 423-534-3636, ldcakes@hotmail.com

Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.  We hope to see you on the Noli and the picnic!

Noli Triple Threat Triathlon

Aug
25
3:00 pm

Where agility rafts whitewater, where strength challenges obstacles and where endurance hikes mountains, The Triple Threat is the only event that begins on the churning whitewaters of the Nolichucky River and finishes with a battle against natures terrain. The Triple Threat is a triathlon event designed to challenge the most enthusiast competitor. While testing your skills and pushing you to the limit, this event will keep you screaming

Event website: http://nolitriplethreat.com/

American Whitewater Gauley Fest

SepSep
1316

gauley_festWelcome to Gauley Fest, the paddling worlds biggest party! Started in 1983 to celebrate the derailment of a hydro-electric project that would have disrupted whitewater flows on the Gauley, Gauley Fest has grown to become the largest river festival in the world, posting attendance numbers of over 5,000 people in 2002.

The event focuses on bringing people to the area to enjoy a weekend of outdoor activities while showcasing whitewater paddlesports and raising funds and membership for American Whitewater. The festival is a three-day event, with the main activities taking place on Saturday night. Expect the festival site to be bustling throughout the weekend with food, vendors, and activities for paddlesport and non-paddlesport enthusiasts of all ages.

The festival will feature live entertainment, a whitewater marketplace, beer, and a silent auction where you can pick up some awesome outdoor gear. The Gauley River Festival is a critical fundraiser for American Whitewater and is our largest fundraising event.

All proceeds from the festival support American Whitewaters conservation and access work throughout the Southeast. Come out and join us for a weekend of great paddling, exciting competitions, live entertainment, and the infamous silent auction.

Event webiste: http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/Wiki/aw:events_gauley

NOC Guest Appreciation Festival

SepSep
2830

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

 

Russell Fork Release

Oct
6
Oct
7
Oct
13
Oct
14
Oct
20
Oct
21
Oct
27
Oct
28

 

 

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
13
8:00 am

10th 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!

2018 Lord of the Fork Race

Oct
27
3:00 pm

Saturday, October 27th 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

23rd Annual Green River Narrows Race

Nov
3
12:00 pm

The greatest show in all of sports!

Official Green Race website: http://greenrace.us/

The 2018 race will be held Saturday, November 3rd.  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.

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