Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 @ 12:00 PM

Red Moshannon Downriver Race

Grassflat, PA 7.5 Mile Solo, 7.5 Mile Team

This Event Took Place Sat. Mar 27, 2021

Announcements

1. No day-of-event race entries.
2. All racers must register by March 12th.
3. There will be an awards banquet immediately following the race at Saint Severin social hall in Drifting, PA. A hot meal will be available for purchase.
4. Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) racers are to paddle from a standing position. Active paddling while kneeling or sitting is prohibited and may result in disqualification.

About the Event

Held on a remote 7.5-mile section of Moshannon Creek between Peale Bridge near the town of Grassflat, PA and the Route 53 Bridge near the town of Moshannon, PA. At moderate levels this section of creek is rated Class II+ on the International Scale of Difficulty. High water significantly increases the difficulty. Extra flotation in boats is highly recommended. Most years there are numerous swims and bent boats! Cold water paddling clothing is highly recommended. The water & air temperatures are usually very cold.

Time & Location
Race Day: Saturday, March 26, 2022
Schedule of events on race morning:
Please set your shuttle prior to racer check-in in the morning
9AM to 11AM: Racer check-in and bib pickup at Start Location.
11:30 AM: Racer Meeting at the Start Location.
Noon: Race Starts

Start Location (Peale Bridge):
40.993389, -78.081111
Finish Location (Rt. 53 Bridge):
41.036778, -78.057778
Awards Banquet & Additional Vehicle Parking (St. Severin's):
41.028857, -78.107834

Rules

• Life jackets must be worn properly throughout the race. Life jacket must be U.S. Coast Guard Approved Type I, III, or V (Special Use Device). No automatic- or manual-inflating life jackets.
• Race bib must be worn and visible over life jacket during the race. If racing tandem, the bow paddler must wear the bib.
• Helmets are required for all kayaks, decked canoes, and SUPs. Helmets are encouraged for open canoes and inflatables.
• All boats in “Canoe” and “SUP” divisions must be propelled with single blade paddles.
• Operating automatic or powered floor bailers is prohibited.
• Rudders and skegs are prohibited on all boats. If the rudder or skeg cannot be removed, it must be disabled such that operation and use does not occur during the race. Fins are permitted on SUPs.
• Boats with pedal drive, foot drive, or any other means of propulsion other than single or double-bladed paddles are prohibited.
• Decking for open canoes limited to 36” bow & 36” stern. Splash rails cannot exceed 1.5” from hull. Extra flotation placed in canoes/kayaks is highly recommended.
• Minimum age of solo kayak or canoe paddler is 16 years of age, unless participating in the Youth class or OC2 Over/Under class.
• All Youth participants must be accompanied by an adult on the racecourse, unless they have received written approval from Race Officials prior to race day. If a parent/guardian is accompanying a Youth solo racer the guardian does not need to pay a race entry fee.
• SUP racers are to paddle from a standing position. Active paddling while kneeling or sitting is limited to ruddering and bow/stern draws. Taking more than two forward strokes may result in disqualification. Exceptions may be made for moments of exhaustion or re-entry.
• Racers may compete in an age-restricted race class if they qualify, but are not limited to that race class. Racers may compete in only one race class.
• Racers must be in or on their boat while crossing starting and finish line.
• Racers must notify race officials if they drop out of the competition for any reason and turn in bib to sweep boat.
• Any paddler or boat found in violation of these rules may result in disqualification.
• Race Officials’ decisions are final.

Solo Race Classes (Page 1)

OPEN & INFLATABLE CLASS
*Number of Paddlers: ANY
*Gender: ANY
*Boat Length: ANY
*Boat Material: ANY
*Notes: Craft not suited for other categories (Race officials decision is final)

SUP MEN CLASS
*Number of Paddlers: 1
*Gender: Male
*Boat Length: Any
*Boat Material: Any
*Notes: Stand Up Paddle Board (kneeling while paddling prohibited)

SUP WOMEN CLASS
*Number of Paddlers: 1
*Gender: Female
*Boat Length: Any
*Boat Material: Any
*Notes: Stand Up Paddle Board (kneeling while paddling prohibited)

K1 MEN RECREATIONAL LONG CLASS
*Number of Paddlers: 1
*Gender: Male
*Boat Length: Greater than 14ft
*Boat Material: Plastic
*Notes: none

K1 MEN RECREATIONAL MEDIUM CLASS
*Number of Paddlers: 1
*Gender: Male
*Boat Length: 11ft to 14ft
*Boat Material: Plastic
*Notes: none

K1 MEN RECREATIONAL SHORT CLASS
*Number of Paddlers: 1
*Gender: Male
*Boat Length: Less than 11ft
*Boat Material: Plastic
*Notes: none

K1 MEN WHITEWATER CLASS
*Number of Paddlers: 1
*Gender: Male
*Boat Length: Max Length 13’2”
*Boat Material: Plastic
*Notes: Whitewater boat designs

K1 MEN WHITEWATER MASTER CLASS
*Number of Paddlers: 1
*Gender: Male
*Boat Length: Max Length 13’2”
*Boat Material: Plastic
*Notes: Master Age 40+, Whitewater boat designs

K1 MEN WHITEWATER COMPOSITE CLASS
*Number of Paddlers: 1
*Gender: Male
*Boat Length: Max Length 13’2”
*Boat Material: Composite (Kevlar, Fiberglass, etc)
*Notes: Whitewater boat designs

K1 WOMEN RECREATIONAL LONG CLASS
*Number of Paddlers: 1
*Gender: Female
*Boat Length: Greater than 14ft
*Boat Material: Plastic
*Notes: none

K1 WOMEN RECREATIONAL MEDIUM CLASS
*Number of Paddlers: 1
*Gender: Female
*Boat Length: 11ft to 14ft
*Boat Material: Plastic
*Notes: none

K1 WOMEN RECREATIONAL SHORT CLASS
*Number of Paddlers: 1
*Gender: Female
*Boat Length: Less than 11ft
*Boat Material: Plastic
*Notes: none

K1 WOMEN WHITEWATER CLASS
*Number of Paddlers: 1
*Gender: Female
*Boat Length: Max Length 13’2”
*Boat Material: Plastic
*Notes: Whitewater boat designs

K1 WOMEN WHITEWATER MASTER CLASS
*Number of Paddlers: 1
*Gender: Female
*Boat Length: Max Length 13’2”
*Boat Material: Plastic
*Notes: Master Age 40+, Whitewater boat designs

K1 WOMEN WHITEWATER COMPOSITE CLASS
*Number of Paddlers: 1
*Gender: Female
*Boat Length: Max Length 13’2”
*Boat Material: Composite (Kevlar, Fiberglass, etc)
*Notes: Whitewater boat designs

Solo Race Classes (Page 2)

K1 UNLIMITED CLASS
*Number of Paddlers: 1
*Gender: Any
*Boat Length: Any
*Boat Material: Any
*Notes: No Wildwater Race Designs. No Plastic Wavehoppers. No skegs/rudders.

K1 WILDWATER CLASS
*Number of Paddlers: 1
*Gender: Any
*Boat Length: Max Length 14'9"
*Boat Material: Any
*Notes: Wildwater race designs & plastic Wavehoppers will race in this class.

OC1 MEN LONG CLASS
*Number of Paddlers: 1
*Gender: Male
*Boat Length: 13ft or greater
*Boat Material: Royalex/Aluminum/Plastic
*Notes: none

OC1 MEN MEDIUM CLASS
*Number of Paddlers: 1
*Gender: Male
*Boat Length: greater than 11ft and less than 13ft
*Boat Material: Royalex/Aluminum/Plastic
*Notes: none

OC1 MEN SHORT CLASS
*Number of Paddlers: 1
*Gender: Male
*Boat Length: Up to 11ft
*Boat Material: Royalex/Aluminum/Plastic
*Notes: none

OC1 WOMEN LONG CLASS
*Number of Paddlers: 1
*Gender: Female
*Boat Length: 13ft or greater
*Boat Material: Royalex/Aluminum/Plastic
*Notes: none

OC1 WOMEN MEDIUM CLASS
*Number of Paddlers: 1
*Gender: Female
*Boat Length: greater than 11ft and less than 13ft
*Boat Material: Royalex/Aluminum/Plastic
*Notes: none

OC1 WOMEN SHORT CLASS
*Number of Paddlers: 1
*Gender: Female
*Boat Length: Up to 11ft
*Boat Material: Royalex/Aluminum/Plastic
*Notes: none

OC1 MASTER CLASS
*Number of Paddlers: 1
*Gender: Any
*Boat Length: Any
*Boat Material: Royalex/Aluminum/Plastic
*Notes: Master Age 40+

OC1 UNLIMITED CLASS
*Number of Paddlers: 1
*Gender: Any
*Boat Length: Any
*Boat Material: Any
*Notes: none

YOUTH PLASTIC CLASS
*Number of Paddlers: 1
*Gender: Any
*Boat Length: Any
*Boat Material: Plastic
*Notes: Age Less than 16, Accompanied by an adult on the race course

YOUTH COMPOSITE CLASS
*Number of Paddlers: 1
*Gender: Any
*Boat Length: Any
*Boat Material: Composite (Kevlar, Fiberglass, etc.)
*Notes: Age Less than 16, Accompanied by an adult on the race course

Team Race Classes

OPEN & INFLATABLE CLASS
*Number of Paddlers: ANY
*Gender: ANY
*Boat Length: ANY
*Boat Material: ANY
*Notes: Craft not suited for other categories (Race officials decision is final)

K2 UNLIMITED CLASS
*Number of Paddlers: 2
*Gender: ANY
*Boat Length: ANY
*Boat Material: ANY
*Notes: Two Person Kayak

OC2 CENTURY CLASS
*Number of Paddlers: 2
*Gender: ANY
*Boat Length: ANY
*Boat Material: Royalex/Aluminum/Plastic
*Notes: Combined Age at least 100

OC2 COMPOSITE RECREATIONAL CLASS
*Number of Paddlers: 2
*Gender: ANY
*Boat Length: ANY
*Boat Material: Composite (kevlar, fiberglass etc.)
*Notes: e.g. Wenonah Sundowner Composite

OC2 LONG CLASS
*Number of Paddlers: 2
*Gender: ANY
*Boat Length: Greater than 16'6"
*Boat Material: Royalex/Aluminum/Plastic
*Notes: none

OC2 SHORT CLASS
*Number of Paddlers: 2
*Gender: Any
*Boat Length: Up to 16'6"
*Boat Material: Royalex/Aluminum/Plastic
*Notes: none

OC2 MIXED CLASS
*Number of Paddlers: 2
*Gender: Mixed
*Boat Length: Any
*Boat Material: Royalex/Aluminum/Plastic
*Notes: 1 Male & 1 Female Paddler

OC2 OVER & UNDER CLASS
*Number of Paddlers: 2
*Gender: Any
*Boat Length: Any
*Boat Material: Royalex/Aluminum/Plastic
*Notes: Age over 30 & under 16

OC2 UNLIMITED CLASS
*Number of Paddlers: 2
*Gender: Any
*Boat Length: Any
*Boat Material: Any
*Notes: none

OC2 WOMEN CLASS
*Number of Paddlers: 2
*Gender: Female
*Boat Length: Any
*Boat Material: Royalex/Aluminum/Plastic
*Notes: none

Past Race Results

2021 Overall Results
2021 Results By Race Class

Local time: 8:40 PM
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