First Annual Big Andrew White Salmon Kayak Race

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Name: First Annual Big Andrew White Salmon Kayak Race
Date: June 3, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:55 PM PDT
Event Description:
Mark your calendars folks! The 1st Annual Big Andrew White Salmon Kayak Race will bring together an epic group of paddlers on a classic piece of PNW whitewater. Utilizing a time-trial format, racers will start just below BZ falls and make their way five miles downstream to the finish line in Husum, WA. Spectators will enjoy excellent viewing (and perhaps some carnage) at the BZ corner launch site, with unrestricted access to the scenic shores of the White Salmon river. Kegs of cold Ninkasi beer will be conveniently located at BZ corner start area and Husum falls finish line. Water levels are predicted to be high! Although we can't be entirely sure, we expect the gauge to read anywhere between 3.5 - 5 feet. There will be no cutoff for the race, however, if the Husum gauge is reading above 4.5 feet, the finish line will be moved up above Husum Falls for all three divisions. Entry fee includes a token for a Ninkasi beer. All of our proceeds go to our event beneficiaries Tom Potter Expense Relief Fund and the Providence Hood River Oncology Center. After the race expect some good food from Big Man's Rotisserie, beer from Ninkasi Brewing, live music, and an awards ceremony with prizes from our sponsors! This event is an opportuntiy to bring together a communtiy in support of an important cause while doing something we love outdoors. SPECTATORS welcome! Food, beer, and other merchandise will be available for purchase. Come be a part of the community and enjoy some music around a roaring bonfire with us. DIVISIONS: Presumably the most competitive group of racers, the long-boat division will be limited to racers in boats over 11.5ft in length. These racers will be the fastest on the course, challenged with taking a final plunge over Husum falls, stopping their time as they roll over rattlesnake. Next up, the hard-charging expert division will also be tasked with a final stroke of endurance/pleasure off a juicy Husum falls (levels permitting). The expert division will be comprised of confident class IV kayakers, ready for an epic battle in a competitive class. Last but not least we have the intermediate division. The intermediate division might just boast the biggest group of racers, and by no means will they be slow. These racers have a choice between racing solo or racing in teams of 2/3. The finish line for these folks will be approximately 100 yards above Husum falls, although racers in this class are not prohibited from sending it! (Their time will have stopped however). Registration:
White Salmon River
Date/Time Information:
June 3, 2017 at 9:00 AM
Contact Information:
Jake Wexler Production Coordinator for The Big Andrew Foundation
25$ admission for competing, free to spectators!
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