2017-05-13 Hell or High Water
We had super high water for this year's Hell or High Water festival, but Philip and the rest of the organising team did a great job of making it all happen. Thanks also to Brian at NRS for continuing to support this fantastic event.
Photo: Gwyn Ashcroft
We also held the Canadian R4 Rafting Championships at the event. Thanks to the two ladies teams that came over from Quebec for the race! We will link to the final results as soon as they are available. Thanks to River Run for the loan of the rafts.
Photo: Gwyn Ashcroft
Paddlers; Graham Ball, Jake Suchorab, Drew Sellen, Lars Romeskie, Gwyn Ashcroft, Bill Leslie
2017-04-20 Really high water on the Petawawa
We couldn't resist an early season run down the Petawawa river. It was sort of training for the upcoming Hell or High water race, but mainly we just wanted to have some fun. Check out how we got on...
2017-03-16 2017 Canadian Rafting Championships
We are planning on holding this year's R4 national championships and team selection alongside the Hell or High water festival. Registration will be the morning of the race.
This will be a great opportunity to showcase competitive rafting to a wider audience, and hopefully get some more teams enthusiastic enough to train and race.
The race format will be the same as the normal HOHW one - two runs down the course (5-10 minutes each), and placings decided using each team's best run time. To be eligible for the national championships, you need to be racing R4, and stick to the IRF rules concerning age and gender classes if that is what you are aiming for. Mixed teams will be in the Mens open competition, the more the merrier!
So that we can give the organisers some idea of how many teams to expect, it would be great if you could get in touch if you are thinking of coming to race. Thanks!
2016-12-03 Working in NZ
Many of our team have made the long journey to the southern hemisphere, chasing the endless summer. In this post, we though that we would share some of the delights that Drew, Bill and Graham are experiencing. So while the rest of us are scraping ice every day, this is what these guys are up to!
The video is from Mohaka Rafting, and in our humble opinion, they have one of the best sections of challenging whitewater anywhere on the planet.