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|Boater Chick Festival||By Jeroen|
Where: US, NC, Nelsons Nantahala Hideaway, Topton
The Boater Chick™ Festival ("BCF") is a grass-roots, not-for-profit event that began in 2008 to give women in paddle sports the opportunity to canoe and kayak together, learn from one another, and gather in a friendly and supportive environment.
BCF features clinics and trips on Class II, III, and IV rivers, as well as friendly and fun freestyle competitions and races, including the "famous" BCF Boater Cross on the Cheoah River . Saturday evening is filled camaraderie, good food, local music, competition awards, gear raffle, bonfire, friends...and the annual Boater Chick™ of the Year Award.
While all river activities are ladies only and geared towards whitewater kayaking and canoeing we extend an invitation to everyone in boating to join in the festivities. Squirt boaters, SUP's, slalom and wildwater racers are welcome. Boater dudes and doggies are welcome for the off-the-river festivities as long as both are leashed. ;-)
It's time to start getting ready for BCF 2012. This years fest will once again be at Nelsons Nantahala Hideaway. Call now to reserve your campsite, rv site, or cabin. There are only a couple of cabins left! The dates for the festival are Friday May 18th at 5pm until Sunday May 20th at 5pm.
We will be adding a few more trips and clinics this year. If it rains, of course, we will add many more. Please keep in mind that we need trip, clinic, and instruction volunteers! Send an email if you are interested to: firstname.lastname@example.org. This festival runs on volunteers so please help out.
Tuckaseegee - class II
Nantahala - class II-III
Hiawassee - class II-III
Ocoee - class III
Upper Ocoee - class IV
Tellico - class III-IV (rain dependent)
Cheoah - class IV
Nantahala Cascades laps - class IV-V
Green Narrows - class V
Stand up Paddle Boarding (SUP) - Chris Tilghman YAY!
Beginner playboating - Hiawassee
Intermediate/advanced playboating - Ocoee or Nantahala
Beginner creeking - Upper Nantahala or Ocoee
Intermediate/advanced creeking - Cheoah - Anna Levesque, Girls at Play
Slalom racing - Nantahala or Tuckaseegee -
Swift Water Rescue - Tuckaseegee
Cheoah Boater Cross race - Saturday May 19th @ 11am.
Advanced Playboat Competition - Ocoee or Nantahala Saturday May 19th @ 4pm (time could change) Beginner Playboat - Hiawassee Saturday May 19th @ 3pm
Slalom race (we hope) Tuckaseegee or Nantahala - Saturday time tbd
Downriver Race - Ocoee Sunday May 20th 10am♦
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