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I am very excited to announce that Bluegrass Whitewater will be hosting five World Kayak events in our region.
What are these events? They are participation based, get togethers on our local waters.
The first of these are planned to be held on the Elkhorn Creek near Frankfort, KY, water levels permitting. Ideally there will be enough flow to allow for a surfing throwdown where points are earned based on how many rotations you can get while in the feature. For instance a complete flat spin would be worth 2 points (one for each of the 180 degrees completed) a cartwheel would be 2 points for each end, a full loop would be worth 6 points, 3 for each 180 degree rotation. Points will be awarded for rolling and even windowshading!
The second portion of the event will be held on one of the rapids. Points will be given for time, of course, but there will also be additional points awarded for catching eddies, rock splats, and other crazy things that you will find out about.
The first event will m be April 29th. We will meet at the Elkhorn Acres take out and proceed to the put in no later than 6:15. The other Elkhorn dates are May 13th and 20th.
There will be two other events in October at the Russel Fork.
Anyone who feels comfortable on the Elkhorn Creek should come, all participants novice through expert is on the same playing field as prizes will be given as door prizes, you only need to participate to win!
Locations are water level dependent. In case of insuffecient or excessive flows, the venue may changed, be cancelled or postponed.
- this is a picture from one of my first runs!
All you need to do is go to http://worldkayakblogs.com/throwdown/register/ , scroll down and find “Kentucky” and select the date that you wish to attend! Also, please check this site before the event for updates or changes.
Thanks to Barry Grimes for the photos for this post.
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