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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 8:38 pm 
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PHAT WATER Kayak Challenge

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October 8, 2005.
Where: The race begins at Grand Gulf, Mississippi and concludes at Natchez Landing, Natchez Under-The-Hill, in historic Natchez, Mississippi.
Distance: The race is approximately forty-five miles long and will take most paddlers from five to seven hours to complete.
Reward: An after race party and awards presentation will be hosted by the UNDER-THE-HILL-SALOON. For more info: http://www.kayakmississippi.com/
Will there be an OUTBACK in this year's challenge?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 6:59 pm 
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FLORIDA KEYS PADDLING FESTIVAL 2006
(Over $10,000 dollars in prizes)

This is a little far for me to travel to, but if you are in the area, you might want to mark this on your calendar as an event to challenge yourself.

When: February 3, 4, and 5, 2006
What: Kayak & Canoe Races
Bogey 13 Mile - Saturday 10:00 AM
Bacall 6 Mile - Sunday 10:00 AM

Info: http://www.kayakfloridakeys.com/Events/paddlefestival.htm


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 Post subject: Florida
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 10:32 pm 
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Wakulla River Race
Date: Sunday, January 22, 2006 (May have changed to January 29th.) Call the Contact to confirm.
Time: 10:00 AM EST
Place: St. Marks, FL
Contact: George Blakely 850-385-4974


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 Post subject: Re: Florida
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 9:46 am 
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Rnykster wrote:
Wakulla River Race
Date: Sunday, January 22, 2006
Time: 10:00 AM EST
Place: St. Marks, FL
Contact: George Blakely 850-385-4974


Man, they sure like to keep this stuff secret. Neither I, nor anyone else at our local kayak shop has heard anything about it. I called the contact person. and about all I got ot of him was that the date had been moved to the 29th. When I asked about a Web site or any info on the route, etc., he said he thought maybe the Florida Competition Paddlers Association might have info on it. But they don't seem to have a Web site either, based on my research. Where did you hear about it? Strange!

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 Post subject: Re: Florida
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 10:15 pm 
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Apalach wrote:
Where did you hear about it?
We have a racing enthusiast in our local kayak club who found the race info on one of the Florida Kayak Racing event sites.

http://www.geocities.com/lf6978/sch_2006.pdf

He posted it on our club web site and that is where I saw it. Thanks for pointing out that the race date has changed. Are you considering entering the race? Do you know the distance?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 10:29 pm 
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Hey Rny,
Nope, I don't exactly have a racing yak with either my OB or Sport, so I will leave that to others, and stick with fishing/touring/wildlife/photography and the like. Like I said, the contact guy was not very free with the info about this race, and didn't mention the distance. But based on what I got out of him, I believe it should be about 12 miles round trip for the long race. Regardless, it is a beautiful river and well worth a trip to check it (and the manatees) out.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:38 pm 
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BluzCruz Canoe and Kayak 22 Mile Marathon
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2006
Shuttle: 5:30 am City Front Parking Area
Start: 8:00 AM, Briefing @ 7:30 AM
Place: Madison Parish Port, Mississippi
Comments: The BluzCruz Marathon is a 22-mile charity race for competitive and recreational canoeists, and kayakers along the Mississippi River. The event will start at Madison Parish Port just north of Tallulah, Louisiana, and finish at Vicksburg Front, Vicksburg, Mississippi. The Marathon will have multiple canoe and kayak classes for competitive and RECREATIONAL paddlers and is aimed at families and friends wanting to enjoy a safe paddling experience, as well as camaraderie with others who enjoy the great sport of paddling.
Web site: http://www.bluzcruz.com/index.html
Let's see some Hobie Mirage kayakers attending this event


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 2:34 pm 
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BluzCruz Canoe and Kayak 22 Mile Marathon
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2007
Shuttle: 5:30 am City Front Parking Area
Start: 8:00 AM, Briefing @ 7:30 AM
Place: Madison Parish Port, Mississippi
Comments: The BluzCruz Marathon is a 22-mile charity race for competitive and recreational canoeists, and kayakers along the Mississippi River. The event will start at Madison Parish Port just north of Tallulah, Louisiana, and finish at Vicksburg Front, Vicksburg, Mississippi. The Marathon will have multiple canoe and kayak classes for competitive and RECREATIONAL paddlers and is aimed at families and friends wanting to enjoy a safe paddling experience, as well as camaraderie with others who enjoy the great sport of paddling.
Web site: http://www.bluzcruz.com/index.html
Let's see some Hobie Mirage Enthusiasts attend this event! Start training now!


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 Post subject: Wakulla River Race
PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 2:47 pm 
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Wakulla River Race
Date: Sunday, January 28, 2007
Time: 10:00 AM EST
Place: St. Marks, FL
Contact: George Blakely 850-385-4974
gblakely@mailer.fsu.edu
Let's see some Hobie Mirage Enthusiasts attend this event! Start training now!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:17 am 
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Hey Rny,
Once again, I found out about this race from your post here. I finally did a Google seach and found this Web site that mentioned the race.

http://www.outriggeroutreach.com/Calendar.htm

I'm assuming that the starting point for the race will be at the Fort in St. Marks that sits at the confluence of the Wakulla and St. Marks Rivers. The only other St. Marks spot that yakers normally use is at the Lighthouse in the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge (see my logo below), but that is a fur piece from the Wakulla River itself. Hope to see you at the Fort in St. Marks on the 28th--look for the dude wearing a black Hobie cap with a red "H".
Best,
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 12:11 pm 
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Apalach wrote:
Hope to see you at the Fort in St. Marks on the 28th--look for the dude wearing a black Hobie cap with a red "H".
Apalach - unless it is storming or freezing cold, look for the dude in the Outback wearing the hunter's orange cap. Sure hope a bunch of Mirage kayakers show up. Look forward to meeting you.


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unless it is storming or freezing cold, look for the dude in the Outback wearing the hunter's orange cap. Sure hope a bunch of Mirage kayakers show up. Look forward to meeting you.


Ditto--hope the weather is good!

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For those interested, here is a bit more info on that Wakulla (Tallahassee) Florida race.

Simply show up by 9:00AM and we will register you.
WAKULLA RIVER RACE
Date: Sunday, January 28, 2007
Time: 10 a.m. start
Place: St. Mark’s public park and boatnext to San Marcos de Apalachee State Site.
Entry Fee: $2 members/$4 non-members
Classes: FCPA classes (something for everyone)
Course length: 11.6 miles
Course: Up and back with some shallows.
Awards: Points, Ribbons and Pride.
Directions to race site: From I-10
Hwy. 27 (Apalachee Pkwy.) Approx.? south on 363 (Monroe St.) to St. Marks. signs to the Fort & boat ramp.
Contact: George Blakely 850-385-
gblakely@mailer.fsu.edu


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 7:00 pm 
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Apalach wrote:
Ditto--hope the weather is good!
Hey Dick - I spoke too soon. Figured that if I was going to get in an 11 mile race, it was time to start using the Outback. I just broke a part that I don't carry and notice that other parts are ready to break. Sorry, I'm bowing out of the race because I can't race the Outback if it doesn't work.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 7:09 pm 
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Whoa--jest a doggone minute here. What part broke and what is about to break? You do have a paddle dontcha? I'll loan you a Mirage Drive if that is all it is. No excuses now...:!: :D

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