Monday, May 20, 2013

Great Race! and race results

Thanks to everyone who showed up to participate and to help make the weekend a big success.  And thanks to:
  • Keith Kishiyama for an as usual challenging but doable course that taught everyone something new about paddling.
  • Loma Prieta Paddlers and ACA for sponsoring the race. 
  • Course set up volunteers Ken, Tom, Willis, Pat, Veronica, Vince, Bob and Gilbert
  • Yolo County Parks for the use of the Campground, and to our wonderful camp hosts Jessie and his wife
  • Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District for flows that we could run.
  • The weather Goddess for a glorious weekend on the weather side.
We probably ran this race at about as low flows as we can manage.  So 550 is really our bottom limit.

Would love to hear suggestions for next years race on ways to boost turnout for the weekend (should we really promote a downriver fun run on Saturday and the potluck, add a boatercross, other ideas?)

Here are the race results

Slalom Results here

Downriver Results here

See you all next year!!!

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

2 more days til the races!

We're starting to set up the course today....Keith is designing today.  Tomorrow a crew of volunteers will hang the gates, so they'll be all ready when you arrive.

Forecast is for temps in the mid 70's to low 80's perfect for slalom and cool enough to keep the duckies away (we hope).

Releases are projected to be between 550-650 cfs, though the lower temperatures and sprinkles today  may push that to the low side.

We're looking forward to seeing you!  Registration and camping is still available sign up when you arrive.

$20 plus $5 ACA event membership unless you are already a member.  Includes camping.
Up to 2 guests per racer, $10 per night per guest for camping.

See you there!