Apr 8, 2010

Hock coming Up!

The Hockanum River Race is coming this Sunday and I'm hoping for a slightly better showing than at the Scantic. I'll have a different race partner, as Eric will be racing with his son, but hopefully the results will be better anyway.

We paddled the first 2/3rds of the course last night which includes most of the tricky parts, the rapids and the twisty areas. There really isn't much from a rapids perspective, one section behind the old Economy Electric area (which is a good viewing area by the way!) that isn't really all that difficult. It will mostly be about avoiding other boats and not getting hung up on the ledges. There are not significant drops, but going over the ledges occasionally grabs the canoe and slows you up a lot especially if you need to jump out of the boat and pull it past the rocks. The rest of the race will be about navigating the tight turns and then just paddling straight and fast.

Looking forward to it and hoping we get some more spectators!


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