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Wenatchee River Festival 2014 (WA)

Posted: 06/11/2014
by Thomas O'Keefe

Come together, get out on the river with friends and family and enjoy the Wenatchee River! The paddling community has come together once again to provide the community a forum to celebrate and inspire one another, as well as raise funds to support American Whitewater, whose mission continues to conserve and restore America's whitewater resources and to enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely. We welcome and encourage participation of all river lovers. Whether you kayak, raft, or ride the waves on a board, the festival offers a little something for everyone. Thank you to all our supporters, including the paddling community, organizers, sponsors, volunteers, and a most gracious "thank you" to the City of Cashmere for hosting WRF for 25 plus years.

This year's festival will take place at Riverside Park in Cashmere, and will feature:
 
Free shuttles
Riverboard/Raft Surf Competition
Raft and Kayak Down River Races
Freestyle Event
Raft Flip-n-Recovery Event
Throw-rope competition throughout the day
Silent Auction Displays featuring festival sponsors, vendors and community groups
 
Event List
 
Friday at Rodeo Hole:
 
4:00 Riverboard Surf Competition
5:00 Kayak Surf Competition
6:00 Raft Surf Competition
 
Saturday from Rodeo Hole to the Riverside Center in Cashmere
 
11:00 am Shuttles will begin and run from Riverside Center to Rodeo Hole
 
Freestyle Event:
This freestyle event is intended be user friendly to all abilities of freestyle paddlers.  Each paddler will have three rides to achieve their score from three judges.  To be held at one of the following locations depending on water levels and paddle preference (we will take a vote at registration for the event location):
* Rodeo hole if water levels are at 8500 +/- 200 cfs or 11,000 – 14,000 cfs
* Drunkard’s Drop river right side 6400 cfs +/- 200cfs
* Turkey shoot 6200 – 8300 cfs and 9000 cfs +
* Grannies 9000 – 11,000 cfs
 
Freestyle Event Itinerary
10:30 – 11:00 am: fill out waivers go over logistics and other event details at Riverside Park in Cashmere
11:00 – 11:15 am: Shuttle
11:15 – 1:00 pm:  Throwdown Time
1:00 – 1:30 pm: Awards at Riverside Park in Cashmere
 
Lunch Provided by Cascade Canoe and Kayak. We will also have Chavos there.
 
2:00 Down River Kayak Race
3:00 Cat Boat Surf Competition
7:00 Down River R4 Raft Race
7:30 Flip and Recovery Competition
 
Dinner and Evening Party at at Milepost 111
 
Sunday in Leavenworth:
Flat water kayak demos at Blackbird Island
12:00 Stand Up Paddleboard Race around Blackbird Island
 
Sponsors
 
Aire - American Whitewater - Beyond Clothing - Blue Sky Outfitters - Camstraps.com - Cascade Canoe and Kayak - Clif Bar - Down River Equipment Co - Fluid - Icicle Brewing Co - Jacks Plastic Welding - Kavu - Kayak Academy - Leavenworth Mountain Sports - Maravia - MTI - Rescue Source - Rite in the Rain -  - River Booty - Sawyer - Sea to Summit - SOTAR - Smith Optics - Tuff River Stuff - Washington Kayak Club - Wilderness Supply - Wildwater River Guides - WRSI
Thomas O'Keefe
3537 NE 87th St.
Seattle, WA 98115
Phone: 425-417-9012


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