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New Race from Omaha to Nebraska City August 27th (Read 370 times)
07/11/17 at 20:06:13

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There is a new race being organized that starts in Omaha and ends in Nebraska City. It has a 63 mile and 27 mile option and they hope to make it an annual event. They don't have a website and their Facebook page isn't that helpful.https://www.facebook.com/Nebraska-Sesquicentennial-Bugeaters-Canoe-Kayak-Missour...

They e-mailed me some information and forms but having trouble attaching them on the forum. Will be happy to e-mail them or send them to you on Facebook.
 
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Reply #1 - 07/11/17 at 20:12:02

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This is the only form I can attach their e-mail is bugeatersmrc@yahoo.com to request any other details.
 
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Reply #2 - 07/11/17 at 20:57:44

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Nebraska Championship Sesquicentennial
Bugeaters Canoe- Kayak Missouri River Challenge

On August 27, 1967, a group of Canoe paddlers, celebrated Nebraska Centennial with a State Championship Canoe Race from Omaha to Nebraska City. Their promise was to come back 50 years later, for Nebraska Championship Sesquicentennial, on the same date, August 27, 2017.

We look forward to paddlers joining us to celebrate Nebraska 150 years this year!

DATE:  Sunday, August 27th
Starting Point:  NP Dodge Park North of I-680/Morman Bridge
TIMES:
Kayak:   7:00am Competitive   Adventure 7:15am
Canoes: 8:00am Competitive  Adventure 8:15am
Finish Point:   Bellevue Nebraska (27 miles) or Nebraska City (63 miles).

To be either a kayak or canoe participant, consider the
“Mighty Mo” as a river on the Great Plains, that conditions of wind and weather change along its course which creates challenges besides its wing dams, snags, debris, eddies, to various water vessels using the river. The Missouri River is a very manageable river, but participants must be experienced with their kayak or canoe.

The race will be held rain or shine.  In the event of lightning, the race will be delayed or cancelled.


Registration:
Required by all Participants apply online or mail-in.
Registration and Waiver forms with a non-refundable entry fee of $50 per kayak or canoe must be paid by August 14.  After that date, a late fee of $10 will be added to any entry fee. Cut off for registration for the race is Monday, August 21.

Nebraska Championship Sesquicentennial Bugeaters
Canoe- Kayak Missouri River Challenge  will be patrolled by Nebraska Game and Fish officers.  They are there to insure your safety and to enforce boating regulations.  They are the good guys.  Do not hesitate to contact them if you need assistance. 

We also will have volunteer power leisure vessels to assist along the river course.

Challenge Vessel Information:
Adventure Class/non-competitive is for racers who are newcomers or who have completed less than five races of this sort. Competitive Class is for racers who have more experience. Questions about vessels will be directed to either the kayak or canoe committees.

Kayak Challenge Classifications:
Kayak
Length: Minimum 12’ all types of kayaks including Surf-skis and “Hobie” style peddle yaks.

Solo: Ages 18 yr of age and up
Tandem: Ages 16-17yr and up

Divisions: Adventure OR Competitive
Sub-Divisions for Adventure or Competitive: Women’s Solo, Men’s Solo, Women’s Tandem, Men’s Tandem, Mixed Tandem

NOTE: Maximum of 2 participants per tandem kayak/or kayak vessel that can accommodate more individuals.
Eg. NO 3-4 participants in 1 kayak at all allowed. 

Surf-ski:  Competive Divison only
Women’s Solo, Men’s Solo, Women’s Tandem, Men’s Tandem

Peddle/Hobie Kayak division:
Paddle or Hobie style peddle power only: Absolutely NO attached sail, kite, rowing or drafting allowed.
Hobie/Peddle Women’s Solo,
Hobie/Peddle Men’s Solo, Hobie/Peddle Women’s Tandem,
Hobie/Peddle Men’s Tandem, and Hobie/Peddle Mixed Tandem

 
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Reply #3 - 08/03/17 at 20:59:49

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This race has been cancelled due to some problems getting all the permits from the USCG and Nebraska Game and Fish. They plan on having it next year.
 
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