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Machias River Race

Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Machias River – First Machias Lake to Airline Rapids

Route 9, T 31 MD

MACHIAS RIVER RACE

Presented by ACA NE

SUNDAY  APRIL 28, 2013

ACA SANCTIONED EVENT

2013 MAINE DOWNRIVER CHAMPIONSHIP POINT SERIES RACE

ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE DOWNEAST LAKES LAND TRUST

A fun event for paddlers or spectators: See a video from 2012!

REGISTRATION: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (ending promptly).  Race start 11:00 a.m.  Mandatory briefing 15 minutes prior to race start.  Registration is at race start, intersection of Stud Mill Road, Machias River, CCC Road, and 43-00-00 Road (maps 25 & 35 in DeLorme’s The Maine Atlas and Gazatteer).  To pre-register call the race director, Greg Dorr, at 852-8755.  Registration form available here.

FEES: $20.00 (ACA members will receive a $5.00 discount).

DOWNRIVER RACE COURSE: Mass start from the northern end of First Machias Lake across to the outlet which slowly meanders approximately 4 miles to the first significant rapid Karrick pitch.  Karrick pitch is a class II-III rapid about 100 yards long with an optional portage trail on the river right.  The river continues to the confluence of West Branch Stream, Boot Rips (class II) and many other small, rock strewn riffles eventually coming to the Rt. 9 overpass and Airline Rapids.  Airline Rapids are a class II-III rapid about 300 yards long that start immediately after the bridge and end just before the finish line.  The entire course is approximately 10 miles.

HELMETS ARE REQUIRED

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS AVAILABLE AT Wilderness Lodge: just two miles west of the Airline Bridge.  Overnight lodging is available on a first come, first serve basis.  The owners, Matt and Lisa Whitegiver, are delightful hosts and have agreed to put up with us again this year.  Matt promises a BIG outdoor fire the night before the race.  Advance registration also available here.

23 RACE CLASSES:

Washington County Business     OC-1 Racing                        OC-2 Jr/Sr Recreational

Law Enforcement                       OC-1 Recreational                OC-2 Jr/Sr Racing

High School Class                     OC-1 Woman Recreational    OC-2 Beginner/Novice

College Class                            OC-2 Short Recreational        OC-2 Women

Open – Anything goes                OC-2 Short Racing

Century                                     OC-2 Medium Racing

K-1 Long                                   OC-2 Mixed Racing

K-1 Short                                  OC-2 Medium Recreational

K-1 Women                              OC-2 Mixed Recreational

K-1 Plastic

Other races in Maine: http://mackro.org/races.htm

Machias River Race 2012 video