SEPTEMBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Saturday, September 6-7 : Bartram Canoe Trail
Time: 9 a.m.
Place: north of Stockton
Contact: Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 251-928-6231.
Comments: This is a Sierra Club event. The Sierra Club will be conducting its first overnight trip on the recently opened Bartram Canoe Trail in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. We will depart from Lower Bryants Landings south of Stockton at 9 am and paddle on the scenic waterways to a sand bar, where we will spend the night. The next morning, we will paddle back by a different route, enjoying the variety of vegetation and wildlife along the way. This trip is rated STRENUOUS due to the distance involved, but will be supported by a motorized boat in case of emergency. Bring or rent your own canoe/kayak, camping gear, food and water. Fee.
Saturday September 6 : Big Boy Paddle to Horn Island
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Place: Pascagoula Public Launch Area east side of the mouth of the Pascagoula River
Contact: Larry McDuff telephone 928-1582
Comments: Take I-10 to U.S. Highway 90. Turn left on Market Street. Turn right at water to Pascagoula Public Launch area. We'll paddle to Horn Island with a stop at Round Island to stretch our legs. Returning Sunday morning. You must be able to re-enter your kayak in deep water with the assistance of another kayak. Call Larry and give him your name and phone number.
Saturday, September 20 : Little River Paddle
Time: 9 a.m.
Place: Meet at the Stagecoach Restaurant in Stockton, Alabama. Put in on Escambia County Road 1 and float down to 59.
Contact: Mark, telephone 458-7574
Saturday, September 20 : Dog River Clean Up
Time: 8 a.m. to 12 noon
Place: Navco (Luscher) Park. Dog River Clearwater will host a picnic for volunteers afterwards.
Contact: Dr. Mimi Fearn, email@example.com
Saturday, September 27 : Massey's Gator Chase Canoe, Kayak & 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. There will also be 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.
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.
AND ALREADY SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER:
Saturday October 4 : Big Boy Paddle Across Mobile Bay
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Place: Fairhope Yacht Club
Contact: Larry McDuff 928-1582
Comments: We will do a car swap at the yacht club. Eastern Shore people will drive cars belonging to Mobile people to the Beachcomber on Dog River and paddle back to the yacht club. Mobile people will paddle from the Fairhope Yacht Club to their cars at the Beachcomber. You must be able to re-enter your kayak in deep water with assistance. Call Larry to register for this paddle. He needs to know in advance the number of people participating.
Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, October 7, at 7:00 p.m. at the Fairhope Yacht Club.
BOAT FOR SALE:
Old Town Loon 138 Kayak, with Bending Branches paddle, plus cargo net. Only used three times. Asking $550. Call 251-604-2277; evenings 988-1385.