Jamestown Double Beaver 2016

The Jamestown Double Beaver race will be held on July 30, 2016. Hosted by Tim Dwyer and his family, this 10 to 13 mile race on Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay is a true open-water event, with rough ocean conditions likely. Although primarily for surfskis, outrigger canoes are also welcome to participate.

There is a $30 registration fee for this race to cover lunch and other costs.  You must register by July 25th (the Monday before the race) - there is no race day registration.  No formal awards will be given (although winners may be required to wear silly costumes), but this race is part of both the SurfskiRacing.com and New England Surfski point series. A post-race lunch will be provided.

Epic Kayaks has been a long-time sponsor of the Double Beaver and has generously donated door prizes in the past
(a paddle and gift certificates).  We hope that Epic will continue their support.

Although the 2016 course hasn't been finalized, here's a link to the course map from a previous year.  Paddlers will meet at the Conanicut Yacht Club, located off of Bay View Drive in Jamestown, Rhode Island.  Please park on Buloid Avenue or on Bay View Drive (across from the Bay Voyage Inn).  Do not park in the Yacht Club parking lot.

The Yacht Club is generously allowing us to use their facilities.  Please keep your boats to the side to provide Club members clear access to the dock.  No pets are allowed.  Be considerate!

Schedule
8:30 - Registration and check-in
9:30 - Captain's meeting
10:00 - Race start

Lunch will be provided on-site after the race.

Past Results and Race Reports
2015 Race Report from Wesley Echols
2015 Race Report from Greg Lesher

See Surfski America for past results.

Disclaimer and Warning
This race is being run under the Common Adventure model.  You are responsible for your own safety.  The race directors assume no liability.  All paddlers must have a PFD, leg or paddle leash, phone or VHF radio in waterproof case, and whistle.  Failure to carry these items will result in exclusion from the official results.  Orange smoke flares are highly recommended, but not required.  Do not register for this race unless you are comfortable paddling alone in rough water and have good self-rescue skills.
8:30 - Registration and check-in
9:30 - Captain's meeting
10:00 - Race start

Lunch will be provided on-site after the race.

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Timothy Dwyer1Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Greg Lesher2Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Carol Choi3OC-1Open (All Ages)Girl
Igor Yeremeev4Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Bill Kuklinski5Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Matt Nunnally6Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Eric Costanzo7Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Mary Beth Gangloff8Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Girl
Andy Knight9Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Timothy Hudyncia10Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Kirk Olsen11Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Chris Sherwood12Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Wesley Echols13Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Bob Capellini14Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Jan Lupinski15Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Bob Wright16Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Joe Shaw17Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Mike Dostal18Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

The course has not yet been finalized, but here is an example of a past course to give you an idea of what might be in store.

We'll start on the water off the pier at the Conanicut Yacht Club, heading south towards Clingstone (the House on the Rock).  After passing between the house and Jamestown, we'll round Bull Point and head for the large buoy ("NR" on charts) off of Beavertail Point.  After passing to the south of this buoy, we'll round Whale Rock in a clockwise direction and reverse our course back to the Yacht Club (with the exception that paddlers need not stay south of "NR" on the return).


(and then click on the little map markers for additional info)

There are take-outs at Fort Wetherill, Mackerel Cove, Heads Beach, and Fort Getty.  Please familiarize yourself with these places prior to the race.
The race will start off the pier of the Conanicut Yacht Club at 40 Bay View Drive in Jamestown, RI.  Park along the right side of Buloid Avenue or along Bay View Drive opposite the Bay Voyage Inn.  Do not park in the Yacht Club parking lot.

The Yacht Club is generously allowing us to use their facilities.  Please keep your boats to the side to provide Club members clear access to the dock.  No pets are allowed.  Be considerate!

When:

Jul 30, 2016

Where:

Jamestown, RI