28 November 2012

Boom to City 2010 Race Results

Written by BCAnoe!

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See Race results for the Boom to City race.

28 November 2012

NATS Race Results 2010

Written by BCAnoe!

The National Agricultural Trade Show Committee with the assistance of The Belize Canoe Association hosted their “Annual National Agricultural Trade Show Canoe Race” on Saturday 1st May 2010. The race started at 10:00am at the Iguana Creek Bridge. 12 teams entered in 4 categories. We decided to do a standing start this year and all reams stood beside their canoes on a shoal up river and waited for the signal. As soon as the flag was dropped, the paddlers jumped into the canoes and sped off down the river.



Despite the long dry season, the river was surprisingly high with only a few shallows that we bumped over. The temperature was another matter, probably topping the 100 degree mark and becoming almost unbearable when the stiff breeze was stopped by the steep banks.This discomfort appeared not to trouble the paddlers and the race went on with all teams completing the 18 mile course.



The first team, Belize Bank, with just Amado Cruz and Daniel Cruz arrived in just 2 hours and 29 minutes followed a minute later by Justin, Jermy and Jermain Sanchez in Just Let Me Race and just 10 seconds later by this year’s La Ruta Maya champs, David Gegg’s Ziprider with Jerry Rhaburn and Afrin Cruz. All of these being in the Male Category. The first mixed team and 4th overall was NICH with Oscar Gordon, Ruth Lopez and Jimmy Valdez less than a minute behind Ziprider. The Ranza Boyz, Erwin Cruz, Jerry Cante and Hener Cruz were the first pleasure boat to finish with a time of 2 hours and 40 minutes, with Lost and Found a minute later to win the second mixed place with paddlers Derwayne Sanchez, Janise Leslie and Eldon Sanchez. Print Belize crossed the line in 2 hours 43 minutes with Evelio Flowers, Rudolph Gentle and Javier Guardado on board. They were followed 2 minutes later by the third mixed team, Team Police with Audrey Moody, Jerome Ingram and Nery waight. Caribbean Gold came in 4th mixed with Roberto and Carina Cabb and Eric Cano followed 30 seconds later by Westrac in 3rd place pleasure with paddlers Jesus Cruz, Rainier Correa and Alfred Lopez. There was a long pause at this point until Gobie Challenge crossed the finish in just over three hours with Areldo Lopez, Roberto Tut and David Smith at the helm. Less than a minute later Grumpy Old Men arrived looking like they had just paddled three hours but winning the masters. Francis Codd, Joe Fuzy and Jerry Wilken admitted that they had held back to act as safety boat as the river was too low for a motor boat (honestly).



Prize giving was held on the river bank and first prize overall was $400 with an additional $150 and a trophy being given for first male and first in each class. Second prizes were $100 and a trophy while third prizes were $50.



We would like to thank Minister Elvin Penner, Minister of Sports for donating the trophies, National Agricultural Trade Show Committee for helping sponsor and for hosting the race, SeaSports Belize, Skylighters Unlimited and Architectural Accents for additional sponsorship. We would also like to thank Chris Guydis and Shannon for the time keeping and all participants and spectators, who, once again, helped to make this race a memorable one.



The next race on the BCAnoe calendar will be Boom to Bayview Oasis. It will be held on Saturday June 19th 2010 and promises to have an exciting end as paddlers venture out to see for the final leg of the race. Registration will be at 9:00 am with the start at 10: sharp. It will be around two hours long and BBQ and drinks will be available at the finish line.






Jeremy Wilken

Grumpy Old Men and

Belize Canoe Association

2nd May 2010

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.


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.