natefry

8th Annual TVCC Ocoee River Race Results

natefry wrote 792 days ago:


Sponsored by World Kayak

This past weekend was full of paddlers GOING FAST!  Some of the best paddler in the world were across the pond in Austria’s Oetztal Valley for the Sickline Race (http://www.adidas-sickline.com/en/).  Meanwhile back in the good’ole U.S. of A. the Ocoee River Race was going down on Saturday, October 8, 2016.

This year’s Ocoee Race was a great one!  It was a record breaking day with 120 racers and 152 start times.  TVCC raised $1,500 for Team River Runner Chattanooga from the Ocoee River Race Awards Ceremony and Afterparty!

Top honors went to the defending Men’s race champ, Chris Hipgrave and Tera Wilson brings home gold in the Women’s class!

Here are the complete Overall Results for the 2016 Ocoee River Race:



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Ocoee River Race

saskia wrote 797 days ago:


8th Annual TVCC Ocoee River Race sponsored by World Kayak

Race Day Schedule:
8:00am: Volunteers Arrive
9:00am: Registration Opens
10:30am: Mandatory Safety Meeting
11:00am: Racing Begins
6:00pm: After Party at the Bus Bar
Race from the Put-In to Powerhouse! We are excited to have fun racing to raise money for Team River Runner Chattanooga!

Classes:
Men’s Short Boat
Women’s Short Boat
Men’s Long Boat
Women’s Long Boat
Elite Men’s Short Boat
Elite Men’s Long Boat
Elite Women’s Long Boat
OC1 Short Boat
OC1 Long Boat …
C1
Hand Paddles (short boat only)
Tandem
SUP
Raft

Other classes can “make” with 3 or more entries. All can race for time.

Racers may race in up to two classes.

Race Registration and Info at:

http://tvccpaddler.com/annual-ocoee-river-race/

Following the Ocoee River Race, we hope you all come to the awards ceremony and after party! Awarding of the For The Love of It Ocoee Cup, coveted crystal beer mugs, paddle porn, live music from MDahts and BEER! $5 donation (beer is included in this fee)….and ALL proceeds go to Team River Runner – Chattanooga!  See you at the Bus Bar (522 Highway 64, Ocoee, Tennessee 37361) at 6:00-9:00PM!



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james

Ocoee River Race

james wrote 797 days ago:


8th Annual TVCC Ocoee River Race sponsored by World Kayak

Race Day Schedule:
8:00am: Volunteers Arrive
9:00am: Registration Opens
10:30am: Mandatory Safety Meeting
11:00am: Racing Begins
6:00pm: After Party at the Bus Bar
Race from the Put-In to Powerhouse! We are excited to have fun racing to raise money for Team River Runner Chattanooga!

Classes:
Men’s Short Boat
Women’s Short Boat
Men’s Long Boat
Women’s Long Boat
Elite Men’s Short Boat
Elite Men’s Long Boat
Elite Women’s Long Boat
OC1 Short Boat
OC1 Long Boat …
C1
Hand Paddles (short boat only)
Tandem
SUP
Raft

Other classes can “make” with 3 or more entries. All can race for time.

Racers may race in up to two classes.

Race Registration and Info at:

http://tvccpaddler.com/annual-ocoee-river-race/

Following the Ocoee River Race, we hope you all come to the awards ceremony and after party! Awarding of the For The Love of It Ocoee Cup, coveted crystal beer mugs, paddle porn, live music from MDahts and BEER! $5 donation (beer is included in this fee)….and ALL proceeds go to Team River Runner – Chattanooga!  See you at the Bus Bar (522 Highway 64, Ocoee, Tennessee 37361) at 6:00-9:00PM!



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Ocoee River Race

tommygunn wrote 797 days ago:


8th Annual TVCC Ocoee River Race sponsored by World Kayak

Race Day Schedule:
8:00am: Volunteers Arrive
9:00am: Registration Opens
10:30am: Mandatory Safety Meeting
11:00am: Racing Begins
6:00pm: After Party at the Bus Bar
Race from the Put-In to Powerhouse! We are excited to have fun racing to raise money for Team River Runner Chattanooga!

Classes:
Men’s Short Boat
Women’s Short Boat
Men’s Long Boat
Women’s Long Boat
Elite Men’s Short Boat
Elite Men’s Long Boat
Elite Women’s Long Boat
OC1 Short Boat
OC1 Long Boat …
C1
Hand Paddles (short boat only)
Tandem
SUP
Raft

Other classes can “make” with 3 or more entries. All can race for time.

Racers may race in up to two classes.

Race Registration and Info at:

http://tvccpaddler.com/annual-ocoee-river-race/

Following the Ocoee River Race, we hope you all come to the awards ceremony and after party! Awarding of the For The Love of It Ocoee Cup, coveted crystal beer mugs, paddle porn, live music from MDahts and BEER! $5 donation (beer is included in this fee)….and ALL proceeds go to Team River Runner – Chattanooga!  See you at the Bus Bar (522 Highway 64, Ocoee, Tennessee 37361) at 6:00-9:00PM!



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james

Ocoee River Race

james wrote 797 days ago:


8th Annual TVCC Ocoee River Race sponsored by World Kayak

Race Day Schedule:
8:00am: Volunteers Arrive
9:00am: Registration Opens
10:30am: Mandatory Safety Meeting
11:00am: Racing Begins
6:00pm: After Party at the Bus Bar
Race from the Put-In to Powerhouse! We are excited to have fun racing to raise money for Team River Runner Chattanooga!

Classes:
Men’s Short Boat
Women’s Short Boat
Men’s Long Boat
Women’s Long Boat
Elite Men’s Short Boat
Elite Men’s Long Boat
Elite Women’s Long Boat
OC1 Short Boat
OC1 Long Boat …
C1
Hand Paddles (short boat only)
Tandem
SUP
Raft

Other classes can “make” with 3 or more entries. All can race for time.

Racers may race in up to two classes.

Race Registration and Info at:

http://tvccpaddler.com/annual-ocoee-river-race/

Following the Ocoee River Race, we hope you all come to the awards ceremony and after party! Awarding of the For The Love of It Ocoee Cup, coveted crystal beer mugs, paddle porn, live music from MDahts and BEER! $5 donation (beer is included in this fee)….and ALL proceeds go to Team River Runner – Chattanooga!  See you at the Bus Bar (522 Highway 64, Ocoee, Tennessee 37361) at 6:00-9:00PM!



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Dacey’s PFD at 13 Yrs old

james wrote 1180 days ago:


This was a great day out on the Ocoee river!  Dacey styled it on her PFD. At only 13 years old with some time on the river, nerves of steel and a great crew along side her, she has been taking on some awesome rivers lately!  One of my favorite things to do is watch kids and watch PFDs, so when we get to take kids down for the first time on a river its one of the coolest things to do in kayaking. Sharing your world with kids. Great job Dacey!! I can’t wait to share more of these adventures with you.

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Dacey’s PFD at 13 Yrs old

bozemankayaker wrote 1180 days ago:


This was a great day out on the Ocoee river!  Dacey styled it on her PFD. At only 13 years old with some time on the river, nerves of steel and a great crew along side her, she has been taking on some awesome rivers lately!  One of my favorite things to do is watch kids and watch PFDs, so when we get to take kids down for the first time on a river its one of the coolest things to do in kayaking. Sharing your world with kids. Great job Dacey!! I can’t wait to share more of these adventures with you.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_rUT7LetuA



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Dacey’s PFD at 13 Yrs old

james wrote 1180 days ago:


This was a great day out on the Ocoee river!  Dacey styled it on her PFD. At only 13 years old with some time on the river, nerves of steel and a great crew along side her, she has been taking on some awesome rivers lately!  One of my favorite things to do is watch kids and watch PFDs, so when we get to take kids down for the first time on a river its one of the coolest things to do in kayaking. Sharing your world with kids. Great job Dacey!! I can’t wait to share more of these adventures with you.

YouTube Preview Image

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_rUT7LetuA



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Ocoee Surge

bozemankayaker wrote 1499 days ago:


Well, it’s been a crazy month!  From the beginning, I had a feeling it would be crazy.  It all started with what we thought would be a normal day on the river.  It was everything but normal.  We put in at the Ocoee River, like we always do, and being a dam released river we are used to the same flows (between 800 and 1800).  Getting into my boat at the put-in, I hear a raft guide talking about how the upper has just got to the middle and it is surging right in front of our eyes.  We just thought that it was going from 800 cfs to 1200 cfs.  We were wrong!  As we peeled out down Grumpy’s, we quickly realized that it was well over 1200 cfs.  Continuing our paddle down to staging eddy we knew we were going in for a ride, but there was no sign of danger and all the rafts were still operating as normal, so on to Broken Nose we went.  Arriving at Broken Nose was where I realized the water was easily exceeding 3000cfs.  The water was changing dramatically, causing boats to get pushed left into a rock on the left side of Broken Nose.  We eddied out on river right and I heard someone say that they stopped all raft tours because the water was too high.  Proceeding to Slice and Dice, I was telling a friend that I didn’t want to get stuck in the bottom hole between Broken Nose and Slice and Dice.  The good news is I didn’t get stuck in that hole, but I did get stuck in the one above it.  After a surf there, we were having a blast, but with the thought of the river rising in the back of our minds, we were cautious.  We arrived at the rapid Flipper and normally you could boof a sneak on the left or just drop right in the middle for a ride. With the water this high we decided to scout.  Looking at the boof, we were glad we got out.  The ledge that we normally boof was now a low head dam type of hole. We found a line on the far right that was doable, so we went for it.  It turned out to be super fun!  Heart’s pumping and nerves on edge, we stopped at Go Forth to drain our boats and take a breather.  When we pulled up we quickly realized that the water was so high we could paddle all the way under the bridge.  Normally you wouldn’t be able to do this.  Nervous but ready for more, we continued down to Table Saw.   My initial thought was to eddy out above the rapid but my crew was continuing down without stopping.  I followed a friend down and about half way in the rapid I see him getting pushed from far river left on the rapid to far river right, really quickly.  I knew then that I was going on another ride.  I pointed my boat toward river left because I didn’t want the lateral to flip me over.  As soon as I hit that lateral it forced me to the right, really fast, right into the sieve rock and flipped me over.  I went for a back deck roll immediately and failed, so I switched to a C to C for better purchase, and failed two more times.  Thinking I was going to swim down the next couple of rapids, I had to get up. One more roll and I was relieved to get air and paddling hard to keep from going down the next rapid backwards.  Once in an eddy, I needed a break!  We sat and watched raft after raft getting beat down at Table Saw and one even resulted in a tragedy which we were unaware of until we got a little further down river, making the rest of the run a little eerie.  Looking at every boof that we were used to boofing completely under water, we finally came to Hell Hole and boy was it a blast!   During this entire episode I loaned my brand new, never used Jackson Dynamic Duo to my friends for the run, and what a run it was for them.  By the end of the day they were surfing Power House and having a fantastic day on the river. Later that day we found out that the surge happened because of a broken generator.  Apparently they set off warning sirens but only on the upper section and where we couldn’t hear them, at that time.  Running rivers is always a risk, and sometimes can be deadly, but we take those chances for the reward of this sport.  Two weeks later I took my son down the Ocoee River and had an excellent time!  It remains one of my favorite training rivers.Check out the video on the right or with this link  http://youtu.be/YAvLuHbkSsY?list=UU1IWhAV2wQhYEB7-LZXYxww



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james

Ocoee Surge

james wrote 1499 days ago:


Well, it’s been a crazy month!  From the beginning, I had a feeling it would be crazy.  It all started with what we thought would be a normal day on the river.  It was everything but normal.  We put in at the Ocoee River, like we always do, and being a dam released river we are used to the same flows (between 800 and 1800).  Getting into my boat at the put-in, I hear a raft guide talking about how the upper has just got to the middle and it is surging right in front of our eyes.  We just thought that it was going from 800 cfs to 1200 cfs.  We were wrong!  As we peeled out down Grumpy’s, we quickly realized that it was well over 1200 cfs.  Continuing our paddle down to staging eddy we knew we were going in for a ride, but there was no sign of danger and all the rafts were still operating as normal, so on to Broken Nose we went.  Arriving at Broken Nose was where I realized the water was easily exceeding 3000cfs.  The water was changing dramatically, causing boats to get pushed left into a rock on the left side of Broken Nose.  We eddied out on river right and I heard someone say that they stopped all raft tours because the water was too high.  Proceeding to Slice and Dice, I was telling a friend that I didn’t want to get stuck in the bottom hole between Broken Nose and Slice and Dice.  The good news is I didn’t get stuck in that hole, but I did get stuck in the one above it.  After a surf there, we were having a blast, but with the thought of the river rising in the back of our minds, we were cautious.  We arrived at the rapid Flipper and normally you could boof a sneak on the left or just drop right in the middle for a ride. With the water this high we decided to scout.  Looking at the boof, we were glad we got out.  The ledge that we normally boof was now a low head dam type of hole. We found a line on the far right that was doable, so we went for it.  It turned out to be super fun!  Heart’s pumping and nerves on edge, we stopped at Go Forth to drain our boats and take a breather.  When we pulled up we quickly realized that the water was so high we could paddle all the way under the bridge.  Normally you wouldn’t be able to do this.  Nervous but ready for more, we continued down to Table Saw.   My initial thought was to eddy out above the rapid but my crew was continuing down without stopping.  I followed a friend down and about half way in the rapid I see him getting pushed from far river left on the rapid to far river right, really quickly.  I knew then that I was going on another ride.  I pointed my boat toward river left because I didn’t want the lateral to flip me over.  As soon as I hit that lateral it forced me to the right, really fast, right into the sieve rock and flipped me over.  I went for a back deck roll immediately and failed, so I switched to a C to C for better purchase, and failed two more times.  Thinking I was going to swim down the next couple of rapids, I had to get up. One more roll and I was relieved to get air and paddling hard to keep from going down the next rapid backwards.  Once in an eddy, I needed a break!  We sat and watched raft after raft getting beat down at Table Saw and one even resulted in a tragedy which we were unaware of until we got a little further down river, making the rest of the run a little eerie.  Looking at every boof that we were used to boofing completely under water, we finally came to Hell Hole and boy was it a blast!   During this entire episode I loaned my brand new, never used Jackson Dynamic Duo to my friends for the run, and what a run it was for them.  By the end of the day they were surfing Power House and having a fantastic day on the river. Later that day we found out that the surge happened because of a broken generator.  Apparently they set off warning sirens but only on the upper section and where we couldn’t hear them, at that time.  Running rivers is always a risk, and sometimes can be deadly, but we take those chances for the reward of this sport.  Two weeks later I took my son down the Ocoee River and had an excellent time!  It remains one of my favorite training rivers.Check out the video on the right or with this link  http://youtu.be/YAvLuHbkSsY?list=UU1IWhAV2wQhYEB7-LZXYxww



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