Black Rock Race LAST MINUTE NOTICE
Black Rock Race aka Tom Janney Class III Downriver Paddleboat Race
Thurs - June 30th
That's THIS Thursday.
Sorry guys, I consulted my flow Oracle and he (or she) blew it so I'm going for a last minute call to get a good flow window and work with the holiday weekend.
It's that time of year again. The sun is out, Clear Creek is actually clear, flows are dropping fast, and boaters are back in the canyon. The water may not be extreme, but it doesnít mean you canít be! Show up for the annual Black Rock race at the takeout after Rigor Mortis on Clear Creek at approximately 5:30 p.m. to race, spectate, time, provide safety or just have a good time!
We're always slow to gather, so if you can't make 5:30 sharp don't worry too much. If you don't have a partner but want to race we can pair up on game day.
The format will be teams of two, timed from just above Black Rock rapid through Rigo. Entry fee is a six pack per racer to be divvied up amongst the top 3 teams, race safety and timing crew. Iíll be taking notes on who brings the cheap beer.
This year I plan on voting on two items:
Boats: In past years it's been a free for all. This year let's vote on: 1) anything goes, 2) long boats incur a 30 sec penalty, or 3) No long boats.
Swim to Win!: Previously, we've allowed swimming across the finish line to count. This year let's vote:
1) swim to win!, 2) swim = DNF, 3) You can swim but you have to be holding onto your boat for your time to count.
Everybody's welcome. If you don't want to race come spectate, help out with safety, or just join the party. This is a total informal gathering for boaters.