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To register your women’s, men’s, or junior’s R-6 teams, please visit the Royal Gorge Whitewater festival here: http://www.royalgorgewhitewaterfestival.com/events/usa-rafting-nationals/. Hope to see you in Colorado!
Oregon Rafting Team (ORT) Fundraiser this Friday March 8th at Next Adventure Paddle Sports in Portland, Oregon!
- All ages!
- Tons of high quality new gear to be auctioned off!
- In store discounts!
- Films! Portland premier of Habitat. Lots of carnage and several new whitewater shorts.
- Live band!
- No cover!
- Free t-shirts!
More details here: http://nextadventure.net/community/event/ort-fundraiser
For all you northwest boaters out there, a tentative schedule for local raft racing can be found on the Oregon Rafting Team site below!
Check out some great raft, kayak, and cataraft racing in Oregon, Washington, and Northern California. Here’s a link to the series.
Check out the 2012 USRA Race Series Schedules page here. Dates, locations, and race organizer contact information can be found on the page. Looking like a great 2012 season across the Nation!
Man, those AIRE boats are shiny! 4 pro men and 4 pro women teams competed in this year’s USRA Rafting Nationals on the Upper Clackamas. Add in 5 recreational teams to the mix and we had one heck of a good time! Team Teva (CO) took 1st ahead of the Ark Sharks (CO) and the Oregon Rafting Team (ORT, OR).
Team Teva leads the pack out of Fish Creek during the mass start downriver race to Memaloose.
AIRE graciously provided race boats for all the pro men and women teams during Nationals, thanks!
ORT peels out of upriver gate B above Carter Falls.
ORT members Law (left) and Ox (right) punch their way through the holes in Carter Falls rapid during the Slalom run.
This weekend’s Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival outside of Portland, OR will play host to the most competitive whitewater event in the US. Teams from across the country are competing in this 4 event race, comprised of sprint, downriver, slalom, and head-to-head disciplines.
For more information, please visit the Upper Clackamas Festival website.
The UCWWF is an event open to all boaters (kayaks, driftboats, riverboards, IKs, cats, etc) and attracts hundreds of people from the Northwest. Come and join the action as a participant or spectator!
“When ordinary people, share a singular passion, the extraordinary emerges.
WildWater is a journey into the mind and soul of whitewater, into the places only river runners can go, places of discovery, solitude and risk. Its a visually stunning feast for the senses, and an expedition into new ideas. We set out to create a new kind of adventure film. One where image, sound and ideas trump all else. We wanted to communicate the essence of the thing – wild places and whitewater – and put its soul on film. A tall order. After thousands of hours of effort around the world and in our studio, we have achieved much of the goal. Borrowing Hollywood film tools and techniques, including RED digital cinema cameras and world class post production techniques, WildWater brings not only new perspectives, but new images to kayaking and the world of adventure cinema.
The film focuses on a handful of peoplle who share a deep passion for wild places, rivers and running whitewater. We meet Rod Nash, the wise elder of the river and one of the founders of the wilderness movement in the USA, while he is rowing the Grand Canyon once more at age 72. We meet Doug Ammons, author of the book Whitewater Philosophy and one of Outside Magazines Greatest Adventurers of the last 100 years. And we hear from the current generation of men and women, sharing their love of this shared epxerience. The result crosses beyond generational and experiental boundaries, even beyond whitewater, to look at the soul of adventure sports and what they mean to all of us as a practice that is about far more than just fun.”