Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Thank you Joe Thomas and WCHV Radio!

A huge thank you to Joe Thomas for hosting a couple of our paddlers this morning on WCHV AM1260 radio Charlottesville.

You may click this link to listen to the segment via Joe's online podcast.

This Saturday, May 2, Test run & race route clearing

Preparation/Test Runs:  On the afternoon of May 1 through just before dark on May 3, the gate to this 29 North Put-In will be open and paddlers are encourage to make this 6.2 mile run to get acquainted with the rapids.  On Saturday May 2, a flotilla of veteran paddlers/workers will start down at 10:00 am with their primary “duty” to clear any fallen trees or other obstructions to river navigation.  This is a great time of beginners to accompany these veterans down this stretch of the river.  They may even want to pick up their craft, carry it back up stream and make additional runs through the different rapids.  

Friday, March 20, 2015

The 10th Annual Rivanna River Regatta, Saturday, May 9, 2015

When: May 9, 2015;  8:30-9:30am registration.  First race heat starts promptly at 10am.

Where: Charlottesville, VA under the Route 29 bridge just north of the DoubleTree Hotel/Sam’s Club on the upstream side of the bridge off Rio Mills Road

What: A 6.2 mile downriver race for all paddler classes.

Cost: $15 per Craft

Save the date! Saturday, May 9, 2015 for the 10th annual Rivanna River downriver canoe & kayak race in Charlottesville, VA. The downriver race will follow the same schedule as previous years... 6.2-mile downriver race.   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 depending upon the number of participants.  Race Coordinator reserves the right to combine or eliminate categories depending upon the number of paddlers in each category on race day.

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.)

Classes (subject to change):

Kayak >16' male
Kayak >16' female
Kayak </=16' male
Kayak </=16' female
Solo canoe male
Solo canoe female
Tandem canoe male
Tandem canoe female
Tandem canoe mixed
Tandem kayak male
Tandem kayak female
Tandem kayak mixed
Male SUP (stand up paddleboard)
Female SUP
Solo short/stubby/whitewater kayaks (male & female) that
do not appear to the Race Coordinator to be competitive
in the "recreational," less than 16' categories.

Canoeists may only use single-blade paddles.


Major sponsors:

The race route:

Race wristbands are here!  Please bring an extra buck for a wristband to help offset costs for the race (medals, insurance, and other expenses.)