Gorge Outrigger Races

by doug on 2014/07/13

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Stevenson, Washington

Each crew is required to have completed forms, all paddlers must have both Gorge and USACK waivers completed, and those paddlers without USACK membership can use the one day membership form included here.  Please note OC6 registration does *NOT* count for the small boat registration.  If you are racing in both races, you must complete one packet for each race.

Competitors are invited to camp and rig at the fairgrounds in Stevenson, just a short walk or paddle from the race site, with everything you may need nearby in terms of restaurants, fuel, groceries, hardware, etc. Camping is included in registration fees forFriday and Saturday only, yet further services are available at www.skamania.org to meet your needs.  If you arrive earlier then Friday or want to stay Sunday night after the event is over you must pay at the fairgrounds office.

Please be prepared for changing weather conditions, a damp night and cloudy morning may very well lead to sunny skies with winds to 25 mph and 3 foot swells! Skirts are required on all OC6 canoes and leashes are mandatory on OC1, OC2, SUPs and Surfskis. PNWORCA rules apply. Safety boats will patrol the courses but crews are responsible for themselves – please be efficient at righting your canoes swiftly!

New of 2014…Everyone must wear a PFD (lifejacket) while racing on the river.  Inflatables approved.

Spectators will be able to view the entire course from the waterfront.

Contact JD for any information you cannot find here. We look forward to another excellent event and we hope to see you in July!

Read more here or get the registration form

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Aloha PNW-ORCA Club Reps and Coaches,
Its that time of the year again for asking our out of town clubs who will need escort boats for the 26 mile Changeout Race on August 23rd, 2014.  I’ve already have 6 crews from out of state requesting escorts and we need to hear from the rest of you out of state crews for this years race if you need an escort.
Again our local clubs are encouraged to find their own escorts and our out of state crews will need to reserve escorts if they need one or more for this years race.  It is a $270.00 cash flat fee per an escort per a changeout crew.
For you 18 mile beach changeout crews, we will not have you drive to changeout spots but do changeouts right in front of the race site to make this race spectator like and not get you folks out there getting lost in Seattle.  This course is good for paddlers not experienced in water changes or a good chance to have fun with up to 12 paddlers on your team doing a beach changeout.
For you 18 mile Iron Crews, you will be racing the changeout crews till the 9 mile mark and head back home to the finish.  So you Kona bound paddlers, here is a good chance to sample 18 miles of paddling iron.

 

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