Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Rivanna River Race 2011 video!

This was the 6th annual race held on May 14, 2011 in Charlottesville, VA. We thank everyone who came out to the event and look forward to next year. (Tentatively May 12, 2012) This year's event was the most competitive one yet with the top four finishers coming in less than 2 minutes apart!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Changes to this blog

This space will now be reserved for information about the annual Rivanna River Canoe & Kayak Races only. If you wish to stay informed about local paddling or our informal group's Wednesday night outings, then join our Facebook Group or watch the feed of Twitter.com/RivannaHipSnap. If you are not familiar with us, we are a very informal group of Charlottesville-area paddlers who get together to paddle on the S. Rivanna reservoir on Wednesday evenings during the summer and we network with each other to plan other canoe and kayak trips. There is no membership and we encourage local paddlers at all levels to connect with us.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Rivanna River Race 2011

A huge Thank You to everyone who ignored the weathermen and came out today for the 6th annual river race! The weather turned out to be perfect for a paddling race and the competition was fierce.

Let us know what ideas you have to make next year even better.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Tomorrow's races are still on

The Race Coordinator is still planning to have the races as scheduled on Saturday despite the rain in the forecast unless there are thunderstorms with lightening in the morning. He'll reassess at or before 10pm tonight but as of right now is planning to carry on with the races as scheduled.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Rivanna River Regatta Canoe & Kayak Races Saturday May 14, 2011

The 6th annual Rivanna River Regatta Canoe & Kayak Races will be held Saturday, May 14, 2011. Racers to assemble starting at 8:30am for registration. First race starts promptly at 10am.

Racers may be started together at 10am sharp or there may be several heats. Race Coordinator reserves the right to combine or eliminate categories depending upon the number of paddlers in each category on race day.

Where? Paddlers assemble at registration/start line 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 6.2 miles later at the boat ramp in Darden Towe Park on the east side of Charlottesville. First place paddlers may finish by approx. 10:45am. Awards ceremony will be held at Darden Towe boat ramp shortly after the last racer completes the race (estimated 12:30-1pm.)

$10 entrance fee. All kayakers and canoers welcome. Race course includes Class II—II+ rapids. Paddle at your own risk. (Signed waiver forms required.) Public spectators welcomed and encouraged at the finish line at Darden Towe Park.

Contact for more information:
Merrill Bishop, Race Coordinator
Tel: 434-975-3072; Email: rambishop[at]aol[dot]com

Medals awarded in multiple kayak & canoe categories

Please help by right-clicking, printing and circulating the printable flyer (.pdf) for this event.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Announcing the 2011 Rivanna River Regatta Canoe & Kayak Races, May 14

The races have been announced for May 14, 2011. Save the date and come back often for more details.

Also be sure to watch the video from last year's race: