If you are like me, you run the Nanty catching eddies and playing all the way down and the run take a good part of the day. Well, on Sunday for the first ever time I just bombed the Nanty. It truly was an odd feeling to blow through Quarry, Whirlpool, Root Canal, Surfing Rapid and then pass all those wonderful eddies above the falls calling my name. That said you will be amazed how fast you get down river. So if you are worried about finishing in the allotted time – don’t! There is plenty of time! I have one pointer for the down river race … POINT DOWN RIVER, find the current and paddle. It is that simple – will you catch all the racer lines maybe not but that is not the point the point is to have fun.
If we have a big showing and we are lucky enough to win a boat then we will raffle the boat or boats off. Each racer will get a raffle ticket for each point they earn. Volunteers will receive raffle tickets for their help for each of the events for which they volunteered.
I look forward to seeing everyone out there this weekend and again it is important we show up as the chance to win one or even two boats is at stake. Points double for the Slalom this weekend so it really could be any one’s race to win. If you are on the fence about Volunteering or Paddling – Paddle we need all of you out there.
Feel free to call me if you have any questions – 770.856.4489, Todd McGinnis.
|Down River Race Registration||9:30-10:30||Forest Service Put in above Pattons|
|Down River Racers’ Meeting||10:30||Forest Service Put in above Pattons|
|Downriver Race start||11:00 AM||Forest Service Put in above Pattons|
|Slalom Race Race Registration||12 -1:30PM||Slow Joe’s|
|Slalom Race Competitors’ Meeting||1:30PM||Slow Joe’s|
|Slalom Race Start||2PM||Slow Joe’s|
|Awards Ceremony||7PM||Slow Joe’s|
|Live Music||8PM||Slow Joe’s|
|Downriver Race Registration||10-10:30am||Wayah Put-In|
|Downriver Race Start||11am||Wayah Put-In|
|Slalom Race Registration||12-1:30pm||Slow Joe’s Cafe|
|Slalom Race Competitors’ Meeting||1:30pm||Slow Joe’s Cafe|
|Slalom Race Start||2pm||Slow Joe’s Cafe|
|Awards Ceremony||7pm||Slow Joe’s Cafe|
|Live Music||8pm||Slow Joe’s Cafe|