David Thompson PaddleSport Classic
|Date||2018 Aug 17-19|
The second annual 3-day DavidThompson Paddlesport Classic will be held on Lake Revelstoke August 17 – 19, 2018. The lake is long and narrow, stunningly beautiful, with clear turquoise water and surrounded by the snowcapped mountains of the Selkirk and Monashee ranges. The event is named after explorer David Thompson who was the first European to descend the river in a home-made canoe in the early 1800's.
Participants will paddle and portage 125km following the path of David Thompson’s canoe on theColumbia River from Mica Creek to Revelstoke. More than a race, the “Classic” expects to become an annual highlight of the paddling community with a field of over 200 canoes, kayaks, war canoes, SUP’s, outriggers and rowboats - about 800 enthusiasts!
The sheer beauty of the lake should attract many recreational paddlers to come and spend three summer days with family and friends. The age range of the participants will be 10 to 75 and up in many boat and age classes.It will attract marathon and competitive canoe enthusiasts but also a large contingent of “in it to finish” folks in an OPENTOURING Class. All participants receive a T-shirt, snacks, a shuttle back to their vehicles and a post-race BBQ meal.
Awards will be presented to the first 3places for each competitive class and mileage pins will be presented to all those who beat the daily cut-off times. The BBQ and awards ceremony will complete the agenda near the finish line. The event is limited to 100 boats. Entry deadline is July 15.
More information and Entry Forms are available at www.paddlerevelstoke.ca
The RevelstokePaddlesport Association is a not-for-profit BC Society whose purpose is to develop, provide and promote recreational and competitive paddle sports activities and events in and around the city of Revelstoke. It is a member of CKBC in the wake of David Thompson’s canoe and the path of the Sinixt people
|Contact||Bill Pollock 250-814-7473|
|This is a Canoe Kayak BC sanctioned event|
|Affiliate||Revelstoke Paddlesport Association|