Jamestown Double Beaver 2017

The Jamestown Double Beaver race will be held on July 8, 2017. 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 3rd (the Monday before the race) - there is no race day registration. Only those registering by the deadline will be eligible for raffle prizes. 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 expect that Epic will continue their support.

Here's a link to the course map.  Note that it's slightly shorter than in years past, turning directly on the Beavertail NR buoy.  Depending on conditions, the course may be changed.  Paddlers will meet at the beach across the road from the Bay Voyage Inn in Jamestown, Rhode Island. Please park on Bay View Drive (across from the Bay Voyage Inn) or on Buloid Avenue. Do not park in the Yacht Club parking lot. 

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. Bring a beach chair for hanging out afterwards.

Past Results and Race Reports
2016 Race Video from Wesley Echols
2016 Race Report from Greg Lesher
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
Maxim Yasochka1Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Timothy Dwyer2Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Greg Lesher3Surfski 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. As always, race day conditions may necessitate changes to the course.

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. We'll round this buoy in a clockwise direction and reverse our course back to the Yacht Club.


(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.
We will meet for the race at the beach across from the Bay Voyage Inn (near the intersection of Bay View Drive and Conanicus Avenue). Park along Bay View Drive near the Bay Voyage Inn or along the right side of Buloid Avenue. Do not park in the Conanicut Yacht Club parking lot. 

When:

Jul 8, 2017

Where:

Jamestown, RI