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.


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.

Steve said...

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.


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.