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.

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