DATE: April 2nd, 2016
REGISTRATION: Upper Yough Put in (9:00am-10:30am)
PRE RACE MEETING (mandatory): Top Yough put-in parking lot 11:30am
RACE START: 12:30pm
PARKING: We need to be very careful with parking at swallow falls or sang run. The park will be ticketing people parked on the side of the road near swallow falls.
REQUIREMENTS: All racers will be required to wear Life Jacket, Helmet, Proper Footwear and Weather Appropriate Drywear. All racers will be required to carry a Throw Rope on their person or in their boat. Anyone missing any required gear items will not be qualified to race.
THE RACE: There will be both a Long Boat and Short Boat class with 1 minute intervals. Short Boat Length up to 9′, Long Boat Length: over 9′. Other classes are encouraged: Open boats, C1, K2, Hand Paddle, SUP. Last year we had three women – come on ladies bring it on.
SAFETY: There will be safety at Swallow Falls, Swallow Tail and Suck Hole. All racers will be expected to stop racing to help any other boater in trouble. There will be a race cut off at 700cfs. The race will not be rescheduled.
AFTER PARTY: House Of Beatering, at take-out. Thanks Cathy Richards!
Please remember, this race is to honor all the friends that we have lost on the river. Please also remember that, the organizers are volunteers who really try to do their best.
It takes a lot of work putting races like these together so be sure to thank everyone involved. (Swallow Falls State Park, Amos Ludwig, Cathy Richards, Robin Morris, Sponsors, Shuttle Drivers, Safety, Timing)
Looking forward to another great race!