Great Bridge Lock Mess Race

This race of part of the City of Chesapeake's Kayaxpedition weekend (http://www.cityofchesapeake.net/Government/City-Departments/Departments/Parks-and-Recreation-Department/Special-Events/special_events/KayaXpedition). 

Open to SUPs, surf skis, kayaks, canoes outriggers, whatever!!

The event will have a fun paddle and a 6 mile race and some fun short races at the end.  Last year we almost hit 70 paddlers, let's get over 100 this year!  Sponsored by the City of Chesapeake, Surf and Adventure Company, Stellar Kayaks and Surfskis and more.  Plus, it's a fundraiser for Team River Runner-Virginia Beach!!  So come out and race and be a part of helping some of our country's wounded warriors.

There are also volunteer opportunities for safety boaters, timers, registration help etc.  If you're interested in volunteering contact me.

Register through Chesapeake's website, the sooner the better!!

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  • Lianne

    Russ! I'll beat you, no?

    2 · June 4, 2013

    • Russ B.

      WE missed you!

      1 · June 8, 2013

    • Lianne

      Had too many jobs coming in...

      1 · June 9, 2013

  • Russ B.

    Wow what a nice event! The volunteers really had it together. On site registration was smooth.

    1 · June 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    That was an awesome paddle this morning! I'm already looking forward to the next trip with you guys!

    June 8, 2013

  • Lianne

    Sorry for changing this. I had too many jobs coming in the past few days and need to work.

    June 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    OK so tropical storm Andrea is OTW now..Looks like rain Friday and saturday for sure.
    Will the race be a rain or shine or will it be rescheduled if weather turns nasty?

    June 5, 2013

    • chuck

      Putcher big girl panties on and stay tuned....

      2 · June 5, 2013

  • Russ B.

    How many SEL to make a class :)

    1 · June 3, 2013

    • chuck

      There'll be a ski class, no doubt.

      June 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just registered! Can't wait!

    1 · June 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Quick question...is the 6 miles round trip or is it 1 way? This will be my first kayaking "event" and I'm just curious as to how it's all set up. Thanks in advance!

    June 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I only have a whitewater kayak. Can you rent one for the event?

    May 28, 2013

    • chuck

      Hi Tim. I can hook you up with something.

      June 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wouldn't miss it.

    June 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are there any stipulations as to how this race is paddled? We have a Mirage paddle system with our boat.

    May 20, 2013

    • chuck

      I'm guessing that means you'll pedal vs. paddle? Fine with me! I'm race director so that's the final call, get registered!

      May 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it!

    May 10, 2013

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