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GAF Slalom Race

September 29 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

$10

 

GAF Slalom Race

Saturday, September 29

Test your finesse against NRC’s After School Kayak kids, Saturday at the 2018 NOC Guest Appreciation Festival.

The After School Kayak kids invite you to the GAF Slalom Race, a fun event for paddlers of all ages and skill levels at the Nantahala Bridge Gates. Bring your own craft (all breeds of whitewater kayak, canoe, and SUP are welcome!) or test drive something new.

Registration: onsite at the NRC booth (next to the Blue Subaru Chair, river left of the bridge)

Entry Fee By Donation: Recommended donation $10, but anything will help!! (includes raffle ticket!)

Schedule:

9 am – 12 pm: Registration

12 pm: Racer’s Meeting

12:30 – 3:30 pm: Race!

4 pm: Results & Raffle

 

GAF Slalom Race Rules:

Canoe slalom is a race of speed and precision in whitewater.

Racers try to get from the start to the finish as fast as possible, weaving in and out of the gates without touching or missing any.

Timing:

  • The racer’s time starts in the first gate and finishes in the last gate.

Scoring:

  • Touching a gate means that any part of the racer’s body or equipment comes into physical contact with the gate.
    • 2 seconds are added to a racer’s time for touching a gate.
  • When going through a gate, the racer must get his/her entire head, and part of the boat through the gate at the same time for the gate to count.
    • The gates must be negotiated in numerical order. (If a racer touches or goes through “activates” gate 2 before going through the gate 1, he/she will receive “misses” gate 1 and receives a 50 second penalty.)
    • The racer must be right side up when going through the gate.

Details

Date:
September 29
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
$10

Organizer

Nantahala Racing Club
Phone:
8284887285
Email:
nantahalaracingclub@gmail.com
Website:
nantahalaracingclub.com

Venue

Bridge Gates
13077 Hwy 19 W
Bryson City, 28713 United States
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Phone:
8284887285
Website:
http://nantahalaracingclub.com/events/nrc-glacier-breaker/

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