What? The 4th annual Rivanna River Regatta and Boat Races
featuring several classes of races including: Open-Solo, Open-Dual,
Parent/Child and Under Age 14. Prizes in each category. No entrance
fee, open to the public. All kayakers and canoers welcome. Adult
races cover 8.2 miles of the Rivanna River and include some Class 2
rapids. Paddle at your own risk.
When? Saturday, May 9, 2009. Adult racers assemble at 9am for
registration, first race starts promptly at 10am. Under Age 14 racers
assemble at Darden Towe Park at 12 noon (more below*). Depending
upon the number of participants, all adult classes and racers may be
started together at 10am sharp.
Where? Adult racers assemble under the Route 29 bridge north of
Charlottesville, just north of the DoubleTree Hotel/Sam’s Club on the
upstream side of the bridge off Rio Mills Road. Race finish line is 8.2
miles later at the boat ramp in Darden Towe Park on the east side of
* Under Age 14 Race: Assemble at Darden Towe Park for
registration at Noon, race starts at north end of Darden Towe Park at
1pm. The finish line for this race is also the Darden Towe boat ramp and
is approximately 1 mile in length.
Why? For the thrill of the race and the love of paddling, to meet other
local paddlers and to foster an appreciation of the scenic Rivanna
Contact for more information: Merrill Bishop, Race Coordinator, Tel:
434-975-3072; Email: email@example.com.
Or join the Rivanna Regatta Group on Facebook to learn more,
ask questions and to simply connect with other local paddlers year-