Friday, October 17, 2008

All signed up: Yukon 1000

All confirmed. Dawn (aka SandyBottom) and I are all signed up for the inaugural 2009 Yukon 1000 Canoe and Kayak Race. July 20, next year, as Team BubbaGirl, we should be sitting in our already-rented Seaward Passat G3, Greenland paddles in hand, rearing to go.

If you've a few minutes to spare, it's worth catching up with discussions on the Yukon 1000 online forum, with interesting discussions on bears and guns and bear spray, etc. As a Kiwi, one has a natural aversion to guns, unless there's a possum breathing down one's neck, so this is all new territory for this US transplant.

BTW, if anyone knows of a good 2nd-hand Passat G3 for sale or longish rent (or sponsorship gift!), please let me know. We need a training boat!

Thanks to Peter Coates, race organizer, for the photo.

4 comments:

Brian said...

What a trip!

I found myself reading the rule list, and it was such a fascinating document that once I started I had to go on. ("The Race Marshal ... may waive or reduce time penalties for unseen calamities that may befall a team.")

Anyway, I note that rule 24 prohibits firearms, so you may not have to become a gunslinger afterall.

Rebecca said...

Good luck i will cross my fingers for you.
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Steve said...

Kiwibird,
a race/raid similar to the Texas 200 is in the planning stages for 2010. Thought you might want to take a look, have some input and maybe take part. Please pass on to your friends in NC.

http://www.obx130.com/

Steve

Kim Sorensen said...

Wow! Congratulations on getting registered for the Yukon 1000. You are an inspiration to women paddlers everywhere! Good Luck with the training.