2012
28 November 2012

Father's Day 2012 Race Results

Written by BCAnoe!

The 2nd annual Father’s Day Race from Flower’s Bank Village to Black Orchid Resort in Burrell Boom was on Sunday, 17 June, 2012.This year’s race had only 6 teams entering. The race got started at around 9am.

This race was highly contested among the 3 top teams because it was hard to decide which team would have taken the overall winner spot since for the most part, the teams were all together during the race. This was turning out to become one of the most exciting finishes for this year.

In the end, the strongest team “3 di Haad Way” – all brothers, Justin, Jeremy and Jermaine Sanchez - prevailed and finished the race in 2:47:59 to take the overall win. They were followed closely by another set of brothers – Kenrick, Michael and Wilberto Daniels of Sprouts in the Junior Category sponsored by Northern Deli. These guys finished closely thereafter in 2:48:17 to take 2nd overall. Twelve seconds later were Mathew Mask, Jeffery and Jamel Seguro, Intramural’s of Gold Nuggets sponsored by River Valley Cabins. They finished 3rd overall in 2:48:29.

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2012
28 November 2012

Double Head Cabbage to Flowers Bank Race Results

Written by BCAnoe!

A highlight of the Flowers Bank Festival was a canoe race from Double Head Cabbage to Flowers Bank Village, which was held on Sunday, June 3rd, 2012.Eight canoes participated, six of which team members were decided on just prior to the race. The Festival paid tribute to the historic 1797 Public Meeting in which the votes of fourteen men referred to as the “Flowers Bank 14,” were decisive in the decision to stay and defend the settlement in what became the Battle of St. George’s Caye.

Despite the rain, the high and fast flowing river, the paddlers came out for the race and there was no stopping them, despite some safety concerns especially for the young and inexperienced paddlers.As the teams were getting on the river to get the race started, a young and experienced team flipped and was having trouble getting their canoe upright. They were rescued by the Flowers Bank Boys, who paddled out to render assistance in the middle of the river. This was by no means an easy task trying to balance themselves, keeping the canoe from drifting and turning a canoe upright. To make this easy, Jerry and Justin both kept the canoe stable while Chris stood up in the canoe and single handedly picked up the canoe, drained the water and turned it upright.This was pretty awesome!

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2012
28 November 2012

SMART River Challenge @ NATS 2012 Race Results

Written by BCAnoe!

getting ready to startThe SMART River Challenge @ the National Agriculture and Trade Show 2012 was on Saturday, April 28, 2012 with fourteen teams registered. It started off at about 9:22am just up from the Iguana Creek Bridge, the paddlers stood outside their canoes at the starting line. At the long sound of the horn, the paddlers got into their canoes and paddled off heading towards the Show Grounds at the entrance of the Hummingbird Highway in Belmopan, however, as with many starts, this one was no different with a few teams tipping over.

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2012
28 November 2012

NICH New River Challenge Race Results

Written by BCAnoe!

 

marking the routeThe NICH New River Challenge preparation got underway well in advanced of the race day. We’ll begin on Saturday, May 5th, when a team consisting of National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) and the Belize Canoe Association (BCAnoe) went up to Lamanai to mark the race route with red ribbons. This was necessary because the New River has many tributaries, some leading to dead ends. This was most important because we didn’t want paddlers to get lost navigating the river coming into Orange Walk Town and to avoid a search and rescue attempt in that maze.These red ribbons were placed on both sides of the river at the hotspots and the paddlers were instructed to paddle between them. Unfortunately, a couple of the ribbons were removed by unknown persons, but we were able to replace the most important ones on race morning.

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2012
28 November 2012

Spanish Lookout Lagoon Race Results

Written by BCAnoe!

 

The first of its kind lagoon race was held at Spanish Lookout on February 25, 2012 to coincide with their Industrial Expo.The weather turned out to be pretty warm which was a good day for paddling. The race got off to a late start at just before 11am.Twelve canoes registered for this 12 lap event. Four buoys were placed at different locations on the lagoon and the canoes had to navigate between the buoys and the shore.It was tricky at first for some teams as many of the paddlers have only done river racing, throwing in buoys made it a bit harder as those made for some sharp turns.Nonetheless, the race was exciting as fans cheered and watched the battles to get to the buoys first, the spills, near spills and skills of the experienced paddlers from keeping their canoes from tipping over while maneuvering those sharp turns at the buoys.

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News Flash

Canoe Registration

The Coast Guard will be assisting BCAnoe with canoe registration and life jackets / PFD inspection. This is to ensure that your life jackets and / or PFDs are serviceable. This will be done at the time of registration of your canoe. Only inspected life jackets and/or PFD that have been tagged will be able to be worn during our events.

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Articles and Race Rules

At the Members Meeting held on November 24, 2012. Those present decided to accepted the Articles of Association and the 2013 Race Rules as was presented!.  Both are available on the site.

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