Mark your calendars for
MASSEY'S GATOR CHASE
CANOE, KAYAK AND PIROGUE RACE
The CAJUN CANOE AND KAYAK CLUB is proud to announce the upcoming Canoe, Kayak, and Pirogue Races on September 27, 2003, on beautiful Bayou Gauche in Southern Louisiana. Bayou Gauche is a natural waterway located 25 miles south of New Orleans in the heart of Louisiana swampland. The bayou is a beautiful scenic waterway with cypress swamps and fishing vessels lining its banks. Many of the fishing vessels will line the racecourse to cheer the competitors on.
A large turnout is anticipated in the canoe and kayak categories, with participants coming from several states. There will be medals and prizes for first, second, and third place finishers in each category. We will also give other prizes of various sorts. Registration fee will be $20.00 before September 13 and $25 thereafter. Registration includes a T-shirt, a post - race meal, and a ticket for a door prize drawing.
Staging area: Badeaux Lane, off of Highway 306, Bayou Gauche, Louisiana, next to the pumping station
Course: The races will be held on Bayou Des Allemands, which is flat, deep water with virtually no current. The marathon race will be a loop course of six miles. The short course will be a loop course of three miles.
Boat Classes: USCA-C1, USCA C-2, Recreational canoe, K-1CF, Racing Pirogue, Sea Kayak 17' and under, Sea Kayak over 17', Common Pirogue.
Special Race: The Canoe/Pirogue exchange challenge. Racers will paddle their canoe or pirogue around the course for a time then exchange their boats for a canoe or pirogue and paddle the course a gain. Best total time wins special award.
Point of contact:
Richard Savoie (985) 758-1207 firstname.lastname@example.org
Flint Bishop (985) 758-7982 email@example.com
Note: No alcohol will be permitted on the premises.