The 3rd annual Lotus Fall Classic Sprints will be held on Saturday, October 4th, 2008.
Race Course: Course length will be 1000 meters. Lanes are 250 meters long and approximately 25 meters wide. There will be a coloured turn flag at the end of each lane. Turns are to be made counter-clockwise with ama side nearest to turn flag. A team will be disqualified from a heat if the canoe hits the turn flag hard enough to make it drop into the water. Schedule: Registration opens at 9:00 a.m. Registration: $10 per paddler for each division entered (all paddlers must be 2008 CORA members - $20 adult, $10 junior or $5 single day fee). Paddlers may race in two divisions.
Each team will race in two heats. Placings in each category will be determined from the cumulative times in both heats.
The number of entries will be limited. Every heat filled up last year - register early to avoid disappointment. Divisions: 1) Novice - less than 1 year paddling experience (at least 3 female paddlers per team)
2) Juniors - under 19 years of age (at least 3 female paddlers per team)
3) Age Class Age Class Categories: women / men / mixed (at least 3 female paddlers per team) Age Classes: Open (all ages) / Masters (35+) / Senior Masters (45+) / Golden Masters (55+) A minimum of three teams must be registered to make a class. Equipment: Lotus will supply boats, lifejackets, bailers and safety equipment.
Steering: An experienced steersperson will be provided upon request. Please let the registrar know if you have a team of 5 paddlers and would like a steerperson. Any steersperson who is interested in steering other boats, please contact the race registrar, Doug Mancell.