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Monthly Archives: May 2016

First 2016 HTTD Results

The first HTTD for 2016 went down with a great group full of energy for getting on the water. We met at Corbin Wave in Corbin Park Postfalls for an exciting Boater-X

2016 Reno Throwdown #4

As the snow in the Sierras started melting and filling our rivers we transitioned from freestyle to creek racing for our Reno HTTDs.  Last Wednesday saw a fun crew take 2 runs down a 2-3 min course on the Truckee River’s Floriston Rapids.  Colin and I set up a fun course that involved a switch section and tough S-Turn maneuver.  Toby kept things going as the sun was setting and everyone improved on their second run over their first.

Win a Jackson Kayak Fun

Win a brand new 2016  Jackson Kayak Fun while supporting Camp Bays Mountain! http://www.campbaysmountain.com/ Big thanks to the supporting stores: Overmountain Outdoors , Mahoney’s Outfitters , Mountain Sports Ltd. , USA Raft , & Uncle Johnny’s Hostel Purchase tickets online prior to the event for $15 at http://www.riverapes.org/paypal-1.html

2016 Steelhead Falls Huck-Fest

Sunday we got together at Steelhead Falls for some hucking good times.  The forecast was for rain, but it turned out dry and pleasant.  The flow was the lowest I have ever seen at 580 cfs, which provided for forgiving drops.  Special recognition to Aaron Anderson who made his first waterfall drop, and also to Scott and Joan for pictures and video.

Hometown Throwdown #1

Local boaters have been warming up in the pool this winter. To kick things off, our first hometown throwdown took place at the Paul Stock Aquatic Center. This event began with a short introduction of the competition layout and rules.

Pool Sessions are back!

Starting Sunday, June 5th, kayakers will have access to the Leavenworth City Pool from 4:00-5:30 pm every Sunday through the end of August. The cost is $5 for pool access. There may or may not be boats available for use so it is always a good idea to bring your own gear, especially since that is what you will be going down the river in! Everyone is welcome so bring your friends, bring your kids, bring your mom! All participants under the age of 18 will need to have a parent or guardian PRESENT in order to participate.

Test event

Fun times on the water

Blog – World Kayak Richmond – May 2016

Greetings from your World Kayak Ambassador! I hope everyone has been enjoying this nice weather and some higher than usual water levels on the River James (I know I have).

Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown Attainment Race

World Kayak proudly announces the 8 th annual series of grassroots paddling events in the Tri-Cities region.  The World Kayak Hometown Throwdown is a series of FUN & FREE whitewater paddling events aimed at friendly competition on the Nolichucky River.  Event rules are easy and prizes are only given out for participation… we draw names from a hat! All boaters/paddlers are welcome to participate!  Our World Kayak region has teamed up with local Sponsors & World Kayak Partners to have  this event with the   Nolichucky Beer League with some great prizes!  Look for other HTTD events over the course of the 2016 summer paddling season also.  This event will be a 1.5 mile downriver boatercross on the Lower Nolichucky (Class I-II rapids)!

Spokane Home Town Throw Down Season Opener

We are excited to bring another season of HTTD events to Spokane this summer.