Hey Everyone,

Last Saturday we had a great time at East Race. Those of you who weren’t there missed out!

We started off the festivities with some playboating in rodeo hole

I don’t know why, but everyone was feeling kinda shy and didn’t want to subscribe to a particular group… so there were no “advanced” or “beginner” boaters… just boaters. I guess people wanted to let the scores speak for themselves.  Well, here they are:

Playboating Champs:
1st – Jeff – 59pts
2nd – Kem (“Frogger”) – 45 pts
3rd – Conner – 43pts
4th – Bernie – 39pts
5th – Jason – 34pts
6th – Dan – 33pts
7th – Tim – 21pts
8th – Cory – 20pts
9th – Diana – 14 pts

 

Jeff demonstrating the importance of staying hydrated on the river

Jeff demonstrating the importance of staying hydrated on the river

Kem throwing some ends in rodeo hole

Kem throwing some ends in rodeo hole

Bernie getting some spin action

Bernie getting some spin action

Dan's Squirt

Dan's Squirt

rackn' up those style points!

rackn' up those style points!

After some fun in the hole we all hiked up to the top for a free-for-all boatercross (my favorite event).  Things got pretty intense halfway down the course as a skirt got pulled! It was an accident I’m sure ;)   Check out the Video: Boatercross at East Race

Boatercross!

Boatercross!

Congrats to Bernie for taking first place.

Bernie and his brand new IR board shorts

Bernie and his brand new IR board shorts

After the fun on the river we headed off to Barnaby’s for some pizza and beer

Pizza + Beer + Boaters = Awesome

Pizza + Beer + Boaters = Awesome

A big thanks to all the sponsors who donated the sweet prizes: Astral, Smith Optics, Immersion Research, Mountain Khakis, and Jackson Kayak.

Also a big thanks to Jeff and Bernie for helping me judge, Jason for setting up the boatercross gates, and Suzanne for taking some sweet pics. (check out more of Suzanne’s work at http://www.asianpearproductions.com/portfolio3.html )

Hope everyone had fun, Cheers!

-Bob