Here's the lowdown on the competition
9 AM: Registration Opens (Mary Adams @ Margies Put-in)
10:00 AM: Registration Closes (Mary Adams)
10:15 AM: Mandatory Safety Meeting (Mary Adams Race @ Margies Put-in)
11:15 AM: Mary Adams Race Begins @ just above HardScrabble Creek Confluence
12:30 PM Registration Opens (Oregon Hole Gorge @ Middle Fork Gorge Put-in)
1:30 PM Registration Closes (Oregon Hole Gorge)
1:45 PM Mandatory Safety Meeting (Oregon Hole Gorge @ Middle Fork Gorge Put-in)
2:15 PM Oregon Hole Race Starts @ Middle Fork Put-in
Mary Adams Race
11 AM @ HardScrabble Creek Confluence (Mandatory Safety Meeting @ 10:15 Margies Put-in)
This race will consist of a number of class II-III rapids starting at the HardScrabble Creek Confluence and ending at the bottom of the rapid referred to as "Brent's Hole". This event is open to all crafts. At least two boats/crafts are needed for competition. The race will be divided into boat classes, and each class will be a mass start separated by 5 minutes.
All participants in any event are required to attend the competitor safety meeting designated at the specific time for each race!
Oregon Hole Race
This Class IV/V Race will start at the Middle Fork Gorge put-in, and end at the bottom rapid in the gorge, aka "Oregon Hole". This event is open to all crafts, level dependent. At least two boats/crafts for each classare needed for competition. The race will be divided into boat classes, and each class will be a mass start separated by 5 minutes.
We will have clear markers for at the starting and ending line. Basically the first one to the finish line wins!
All participants in any event are required to attend the competitor safety meeting designated at the specific time for each race! If you are late you will not be allowed to race.
Boat Classes (at least two boats needed to compete in any class):
Hardshell Kayak (long and short boats)
Stand Up Paddle Board
We are looking for qualified and willing volunteers to provide safety for racers on both sections. Please contact us or sign up if you are interested. Volunteering will also get you free admission to the event, not to mention the accrued river karma!
As a competitor on the river we expect every participant to help (to the best of their ability) any other participant in trouble. This should go with out saying, but any boater who does not attempt to help a fellow boater in need will be disqualified. Let's keep it clean, let's keep it safe!
All river rapids are serious, and consequential. Serious injury and/or death are real consequences on the Smith River, or any other river. BoatSmith is committed to running a safe and fun event. If you have not run a certain section before, and/or do not have the experience/skill to do so, please refrain from the competition.
Be Safe, Come Home!
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