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Monthly Archives: May 2017

2017 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown #1

The first event in the 2017 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown series was some fast paddling fun! We had a great turn out with 15 competitors joining in for some friendly downriver boatercross competition!  We had some spectators who watched and cheered on the competitors from the start line.  The event was held on the Lower Nolichucky River, TN with mild cloudy skies. The river level was around 1,200 CFS and spirits were high with several first timers in this event!  The course start was at the USA Raft river access and the finish line was the Chestoa Pike Bridge 1.5 miles downstream.  The course have several class I-II rapids and a couple of islands to negotiate along the way.  We launched classes in a mass start format and good times were had by all! 2017 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown Event #1 Results Women’s K-1 Long Boat: 1.

2017 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown Event #1 Coverage

Check out complete results, photos and report of our first event of the year at: http://worldkayakblogs.com/throwdown/2017/05/30/2017-nolichucky-hometown-throwdown-1/

2nd Reno HTTD 2017

A Great Night at Corbin Wave

We had a large turnout of over 15 boaters and the levels were perfect for Wednesday Nights Throw Down at Corbin Wave. For many it was their first time getting in the water and playing at Corbin and the energy in the water was full of excitement

First Home Town Throw Down of 2017

The first event of the season is less than a week away! Looking at the river forecasts for the St. Joe and the Coeur d’Alene, lake levels, and current flows… Confidence is high that we will be able to make things happen at Corbin Wave!!! The level has been holding at a perfect 20,000 CFS for over a week now and there have been boaters out surfing it every day for almost a month

2017 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown Boatercross #1

World Kayak proudly announces the 9 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 in conjunction with the Nolichucky Attainment League  with some great prizes!  Look for other HTTD events over the course of the 2017 summer paddling season also.  This event will be a 1.5 mile downriver boatercross course on the Lower Nolichucky (Class I-II rapids) from USA Raft to Uncle Jonny’s!

Matt Dalton Gets Local First Descent!

Report by Wesley R.

Matt Dalton Gets Local Carter County First Descent!

Report by Wesley R. Bradley The Dalton Brothers (Matt & Josh) have been local Tri-Cities, TN whitewater pioneers for many years now.  They both were the first two local boaters in our area to break +100′ waterfall huck back in 2012: http://regions.worldkayak.com/tri-cities/2012/07/11/dalton-brothers-huck-metlako-falls/ Matt has had his eye on a stretch of whitewater for a possible 1st D way up in the Laurel Fork Watershed in Carter County, TN at the confluence of Firescald Branch and Little Laurel Fork.  I had the pleasure of going on a scouting mission with Matt a few weeks ago after a fabulous Laurel Fork run with him to check out this place and I came away amazed by the possibility.  Lots of big mostly clean slides stacked on top of each other with relatively easy access. After recent local heavy rains the Laurel Fork got up to 25″ on the visual gauge at the take-out, so Matt and Josh rallied to see if they could give these drops a go.  Matt fired down the larger slide of Little Laurel Fork at the confluence pictured above.  He described what happed at the bottom as a “Turtlely Tu – It was unexpected