james

Wenatchee Valley Weekly Event Series Season Opener!

james wrote 197 days ago:


Good morning, friends of the Wenatchee Valley!!

I am honored to present to you, the first of the 2018 World Kayak Organization Wednesday Community Event Series.

It wasn’t easy deciding how to kick off the season, but after weighing out the options and really putting a lot of thought into it, here is what I have come up with.

TUMWATER RELAY!!

Yeah I know, surprise surprise, of course the first event is Leavenworth, but you Wenatchee folk are just going to have to bail out of work early and make the haul up here because no one wants to paddle the Columbia.

Without further ado, here are the rules:

The Dam to Redbridge section of Tumwater Canyon will be broken up into four sections.

1) River right eddy below dam to the island directly above the first amigo
2) Island described above to river right beach after first amigo
3) River right beach below first amigo to river right beach below second amigo.
4)River right beach below second amigo to the take out rock pile zone river left after the third amigo

Paddlers will group up in teams of four (4) and delegate a section of river to each member of the team. Please understand that there are sections that are class III with alternate put ins and take outs that negate the more difficult rapids. I don’t want to hear any complaining that this is a “Tumwater” event and it is too hard. The second amigo is easier and less consequential than Snowblind right now (Elliott, you don’t know Snowblind yet, but it will be on the quiz).

As this is a relay, the first paddler from each team will start in a mass start fashion from the river right eddy below the dam. Each paddler will be carrying a “baton” to pass to the next member of their team, who will already be waiting at the launch point of their section.

The first team to get their “baton” to the end of the course after the third amigo, wins the event. Then we will have refreshments and celebrate the beginning of the season at the Red Bridge Beach. Paddlers can arrive at the beach via highway or river.

Any questions? Bring them to the Red Bridge tonight at 5:00. I will see you all there!

Love,

T-Pot!

P.S. Feel free to start putting teams together during the day today. It will make everything much smoother when we all show up tonight.



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saskia

Wenatchee Valley Weekly Event Series Season Opener!

saskia wrote 197 days ago:


Good morning, friends of the Wenatchee Valley!!

I am honored to present to you, the first of the 2018 World Kayak Organization Wednesday Community Event Series.

It wasn’t easy deciding how to kick off the season, but after weighing out the options and really putting a lot of thought into it, here is what I have come up with.

TUMWATER RELAY!!

Yeah I know, surprise surprise, of course the first event is Leavenworth, but you Wenatchee folk are just going to have to bail out of work early and make the haul up here because no one wants to paddle the Columbia.

Without further ado, here are the rules:

The Dam to Redbridge section of Tumwater Canyon will be broken up into four sections.

1) River right eddy below dam to the island directly above the first amigo
2) Island described above to river right beach after first amigo
3) River right beach below first amigo to river right beach below second amigo.
4)River right beach below second amigo to the take out rock pile zone river left after the third amigo

Paddlers will group up in teams of four (4) and delegate a section of river to each member of the team. Please understand that there are sections that are class III with alternate put ins and take outs that negate the more difficult rapids. I don’t want to hear any complaining that this is a “Tumwater” event and it is too hard. The second amigo is easier and less consequential than Snowblind right now (Elliott, you don’t know Snowblind yet, but it will be on the quiz).

As this is a relay, the first paddler from each team will start in a mass start fashion from the river right eddy below the dam. Each paddler will be carrying a “baton” to pass to the next member of their team, who will already be waiting at the launch point of their section.

The first team to get their “baton” to the end of the course after the third amigo, wins the event. Then we will have refreshments and celebrate the beginning of the season at the Red Bridge Beach. Paddlers can arrive at the beach via highway or river.

Any questions? Bring them to the Red Bridge tonight at 5:00. I will see you all there!

Love,

T-Pot!

P.S. Feel free to start putting teams together during the day today. It will make everything much smoother when we all show up tonight.



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james

Wenatchee Valley Weekly Event Series Season Opener!

james wrote 197 days ago:


Good morning, friends of the Wenatchee Valley!!

I am honored to present to you, the first of the 2018 World Kayak Organization Wednesday Community Event Series.

It wasn’t easy deciding how to kick off the season, but after weighing out the options and really putting a lot of thought into it, here is what I have come up with.

TUMWATER RELAY!!

Yeah I know, surprise surprise, of course the first event is Leavenworth, but you Wenatchee folk are just going to have to bail out of work early and make the haul up here because no one wants to paddle the Columbia.

Without further ado, here are the rules:

The Dam to Redbridge section of Tumwater Canyon will be broken up into four sections.

1) River right eddy below dam to the island directly above the first amigo
2) Island described above to river right beach after first amigo
3) River right beach below first amigo to river right beach below second amigo.
4)River right beach below second amigo to the take out rock pile zone river left after the third amigo

Paddlers will group up in teams of four (4) and delegate a section of river to each member of the team. Please understand that there are sections that are class III with alternate put ins and take outs that negate the more difficult rapids. I don’t want to hear any complaining that this is a “Tumwater” event and it is too hard. The second amigo is easier and less consequential than Snowblind right now (Elliott, you don’t know Snowblind yet, but it will be on the quiz).

As this is a relay, the first paddler from each team will start in a mass start fashion from the river right eddy below the dam. Each paddler will be carrying a “baton” to pass to the next member of their team, who will already be waiting at the launch point of their section.

The first team to get their “baton” to the end of the course after the third amigo, wins the event. Then we will have refreshments and celebrate the beginning of the season at the Red Bridge Beach. Paddlers can arrive at the beach via highway or river.

Any questions? Bring them to the Red Bridge tonight at 5:00. I will see you all there!

Love,

T-Pot!

P.S. Feel free to start putting teams together during the day today. It will make everything much smoother when we all show up tonight.



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natefry

Wenatchee Valley Weekly Event Series Season Opener!

natefry wrote 197 days ago:


Good morning, friends of the Wenatchee Valley!!

I am honored to present to you, the first of the 2018 World Kayak Organization Wednesday Community Event Series.

It wasn’t easy deciding how to kick off the season, but after weighing out the options and really putting a lot of thought into it, here is what I have come up with.

TUMWATER RELAY!!

Yeah I know, surprise surprise, of course the first event is Leavenworth, but you Wenatchee folk are just going to have to bail out of work early and make the haul up here because no one wants to paddle the Columbia.

Without further ado, here are the rules:

The Dam to Redbridge section of Tumwater Canyon will be broken up into four sections.

1) River right eddy below dam to the island directly above the first amigo
2) Island described above to river right beach after first amigo
3) River right beach below first amigo to river right beach below second amigo.
4)River right beach below second amigo to the take out rock pile zone river left after the third amigo

Paddlers will group up in teams of four (4) and delegate a section of river to each member of the team. Please understand that there are sections that are class III with alternate put ins and take outs that negate the more difficult rapids. I don’t want to hear any complaining that this is a “Tumwater” event and it is too hard. The second amigo is easier and less consequential than Snowblind right now (Elliott, you don’t know Snowblind yet, but it will be on the quiz).

As this is a relay, the first paddler from each team will start in a mass start fashion from the river right eddy below the dam. Each paddler will be carrying a “baton” to pass to the next member of their team, who will already be waiting at the launch point of their section.

The first team to get their “baton” to the end of the course after the third amigo, wins the event. Then we will have refreshments and celebrate the beginning of the season at the Red Bridge Beach. Paddlers can arrive at the beach via highway or river.

Any questions? Bring them to the Red Bridge tonight at 5:00. I will see you all there!

Love,

T-Pot!

P.S. Feel free to start putting teams together during the day today. It will make everything much smoother when we all show up tonight.



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james

Tumwater Boater X

james wrote 496 days ago:


Good morning Wenatchee Valley!!

As the rain falls and the rivers rise, it’s time for another World Kayak Wednesday!!

Given that the rivers in the valley are going to go nuclear in the next week or two, I thought we would take advantage of Tumwater Canyon at mortal levels one last time.

Coming to you with an oldie but goodie, get ready for Tumwater Boater X!!

Tonights event will be split into three stages of mass start races. Competitors will accumulate points as they work their way through each stage. The paddler with the most points at the end of stage three, takes the win.

Race #1 will be a mass start boater X race from the river right eddy above the Dam Rapid to the exposed rock in the middle of the river in between the first and second amigos. After a short rest and regroup, we will continue to stage two.

Race #2 will be another boater X race down the Second Amigo.

Race #3 will be the final boater X race, starting above the Third Amigo and finishing on river left below the Castle Rock Parking lot, similar to last weeks finish line.

This 3 race line up is designed around a point system. For each of the 3 races, 5 points will be awarded to 1st place, 3 points will go to 2nd place, and 1 point will go to 3rd place. Points will be added from the total of the three races to declare the winner.

We will meet at the Castle Rock parking lot, same as last week, at 5:30 pm. After gearing up and getting paperwork out of the way, we’ll load boats and head to the dam.

Please be familiar with this section of river at these levels (3400 cfs in Peshastin) if you plan on racing. Also be diligent about carrying proper safety equipment, i.e. float bags. Also, boat length restriction is 9 feet. No sea kayaks this time!

If you don’t plan on racing, this one will definitely be spectator worthy, not to mention camera worthy. So come hang out and watch the carnage!
If you have any questions, or are keen for a practice lap, hit me up!!

See you all tonight!

Cheers,

T-Pot!



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natefry

Tumwater Boater X

natefry wrote 496 days ago:


Good morning Wenatchee Valley!!

As the rain falls and the rivers rise, it’s time for another World Kayak Wednesday!!

Given that the rivers in the valley are going to go nuclear in the next week or two, I thought we would take advantage of Tumwater Canyon at mortal levels one last time.

Coming to you with an oldie but goodie, get ready for Tumwater Boater X!!

Tonights event will be split into three stages of mass start races. Competitors will accumulate points as they work their way through each stage. The paddler with the most points at the end of stage three, takes the win.

Race #1 will be a mass start boater X race from the river right eddy above the Dam Rapid to the exposed rock in the middle of the river in between the first and second amigos. After a short rest and regroup, we will continue to stage two.

Race #2 will be another boater X race down the Second Amigo.

Race #3 will be the final boater X race, starting above the Third Amigo and finishing on river left below the Castle Rock Parking lot, similar to last weeks finish line.

This 3 race line up is designed around a point system. For each of the 3 races, 5 points will be awarded to 1st place, 3 points will go to 2nd place, and 1 point will go to 3rd place. Points will be added from the total of the three races to declare the winner.

We will meet at the Castle Rock parking lot, same as last week, at 5:30 pm. After gearing up and getting paperwork out of the way, we’ll load boats and head to the dam.

Please be familiar with this section of river at these levels (3400 cfs in Peshastin) if you plan on racing. Also be diligent about carrying proper safety equipment, i.e. float bags. Also, boat length restriction is 9 feet. No sea kayaks this time!

If you don’t plan on racing, this one will definitely be spectator worthy, not to mention camera worthy. So come hang out and watch the carnage!
If you have any questions, or are keen for a practice lap, hit me up!!

See you all tonight!

Cheers,

T-Pot!



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Tumwater Boater X

tommygunn wrote 496 days ago:


Good morning Wenatchee Valley!!

As the rain falls and the rivers rise, it’s time for another World Kayak Wednesday!!

Given that the rivers in the valley are going to go nuclear in the next week or two, I thought we would take advantage of Tumwater Canyon at mortal levels one last time.

Coming to you with an oldie but goodie, get ready for Tumwater Boater X!!

Tonights event will be split into three stages of mass start races. Competitors will accumulate points as they work their way through each stage. The paddler with the most points at the end of stage three, takes the win.

Race #1 will be a mass start boater X race from the river right eddy above the Dam Rapid to the exposed rock in the middle of the river in between the first and second amigos. After a short rest and regroup, we will continue to stage two.

Race #2 will be another boater X race down the Second Amigo.

Race #3 will be the final boater X race, starting above the Third Amigo and finishing on river left below the Castle Rock Parking lot, similar to last weeks finish line.

This 3 race line up is designed around a point system. For each of the 3 races, 5 points will be awarded to 1st place, 3 points will go to 2nd place, and 1 point will go to 3rd place. Points will be added from the total of the three races to declare the winner.

We will meet at the Castle Rock parking lot, same as last week, at 5:30 pm. After gearing up and getting paperwork out of the way, we’ll load boats and head to the dam.

Please be familiar with this section of river at these levels (3400 cfs in Peshastin) if you plan on racing. Also be diligent about carrying proper safety equipment, i.e. float bags. Also, boat length restriction is 9 feet. No sea kayaks this time!

If you don’t plan on racing, this one will definitely be spectator worthy, not to mention camera worthy. So come hang out and watch the carnage!
If you have any questions, or are keen for a practice lap, hit me up!!

See you all tonight!

Cheers,

T-Pot!



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james

2014 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown #2

james wrote 1575 days ago:


The second event in the 2014 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown series was big booming fun! We had a good turn out with 16 competitors joining in for some friendly freestyle rodeo for the first time since June of 2011!  We had several spectators who watched and cheered on the competitors from the river bank.  The event was held at Big Rock on the Lower Nolichucky River, TN with mostly sunny warm weather!

The river level was around 680 CFS; which is just starting to get retentive for play boating at Big Rock with the change in the feature due to the past two years of high flows.  We were all pretty excited though to final get some rodeo competition action in the feature!  A good time was had by all!



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natefry

2014 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown #2

natefry wrote 1575 days ago:


The second event in the 2014 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown series was big booming fun! We had a good turn out with 16 competitors joining in for some friendly freestyle rodeo for the first time since June of 2011!  We had several spectators who watched and cheered on the competitors from the river bank.  The event was held at Big Rock on the Lower Nolichucky River, TN with mostly sunny warm weather!

The river level was around 680 CFS; which is just starting to get retentive for play boating at Big Rock with the change in the feature due to the past two years of high flows.  We were all pretty excited though to final get some rodeo competition action in the feature!  A good time was had by all!



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