03 February 2015

RF&G Up and Down River Challenge 2015

Written by BCAnoe!

The RF&G Insurance Up and Down River Challenge is scheduled for Saturday, February 7th, 2015 starting at 10am.  The race is open to anyone to participate in our seven categories (Male, Female, Mixed, Masters, Pleasure, Intramural, Juniors).  Registration starts at 9am, at its $50 per teams. The Registration form is available here.

About the race: It starts on the Mopan River from under the Bullet Tree Bridge, is a tricky and will be a slow starts because just beyond the bridge, there is a small waterfall that you’ll need to pass.  Teams paddle downstream to Branch Mouth. At Branch Mouth the cable bridge is in the water and teams will either have to portage or try to navigate in the small space available where only one canoe can pass at a time. After that obstacle teams will make a right turn going upstream on the Macal River until they reach DuPlooy’s Jungle Lodge. There is a station prize there for the first canoe to arrive at the buoy, along will other surprize special prizes.  Teams will then turn around paddle back downstream paddle pass the Wooden Bridge for a few yards, exit the river and run or walk if you can’t run carrying their canoe up the hill making a right turn for the big finish in front of Hode’s Place parking lot.  Sounds exciting right?  Sure is!

All first place teams in each category will receive a trophy, medals and a cash prize; second place finishers will receive medals and a cash prize, whilst third place finishers will receive medals only.

All paddlers will receive lunch at Hode’s Place. 

Come to DuPlooy’s river beach to see who will take that station prize and those other surprize special prizes. Then go to Hode’s Place to see the finish!  See you all there!!

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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