East Coast Surfski Championship
August 27th, 2011 – Jamestown, RI
Narragansett Bay, with its breathtaking views, beautiful rocky shorelines and challenging waters, is an ideal venue for an open water rowing and paddling race. With that in mind we’ve researched and explored the bay for the best location and we think we’ve found a fantastic course. The Island of Jamestown is perfectly situated at the mouth of Narragansett Bay where it meets Block Island Sound. With the prevailing summer breeze from the southwest, we found an outstanding course going one full counter-revolution around the main island of Jamestown. Making the course even more attractive is Mackerel Cove, which is a cove over 1/2 mile wide and is almost a mile long making this the perfect starting location. With a distance of over 15 miles and a course that is not as straight forward as it seems, paddlers and rowers will have their mettle tested by irregular surf, navigation and variable currents throughout race.
The orderly, safe and sportsmanlike conduct of this event is your personal responsibility, and is essential to guaranteeing the future of this race. We have no rain date and no alternative course for rough weather conditions. The Jamestown Counter Revolution is open to Single and Double Kayaks, Surf Skis, Sliding Seat Single and Double Sculls.
A partnership with Achilles International and the Achilles International Kayak Program has formed so they will be competing at this year’s race. Welcome aboard!
The JCR Committee is pleased to announce our partnership with the Eact Coast Outrigger Racing Association (ECORA) This year’s JCR has been added to the OCORA annual point series for 2011!
We’ve put together what we think is an outstanding event complete with a post-race party, great food, entertainment, massage for all competitors and great awards for our winners at the Fort Getty Pavillion.
|Schedule of Events:
6:30 amRegistration at Mackerel Cove, we’ll have it clearly marked, you must register in person between 6:30 and 7:30 am7:30 amCompetitors Meeting at Mackerel Cove (don’t be late)8:00 am Launching
8:30 am Race Begins(first flight)
11:30 am Fort Getty Pavilion opens
12:00 pm Food service begins
1:30 pm Awards Ceremony – Stellar Prize Money Awarded
$800. – 1st place overall surfski winner
3:00 pm Time to go home
Directions to Registration at Mackerel Cove:
The deadline for entry is 8/20/11. Entries postmarked later than 8/23/11 will not be accepted. Register as early as possible!Entry Fee: $50 per participantFees include a cool tee, race management and post race food, beverages and entertainment.
The Jamestown Counter Revolution Committee reserves the right to refuse to register any individual or boat. The Committee may also expel or refuse any participant or boat before or during the event for lack of required equipment, unsafe operation, disregard for event rules, or unsporting behavior.
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