Lake Berryessa Seaplane Base (E20), Napa, CA 94558, Napa, Ca
Napa Valley Sprint Tri Triathlon on Saturday/Sunday, May 4 & 5th is just around the corner. We are in need of kayak support once again. The kayakers are the first line of safety for our swims and are the most important aspect. Many of you have kayaked for our triathlons in the past or you have expressed interest in providing water safety. We hope that you will want to join us again for this year’s event. Just fill out the form and click “submit”. To sign up to kayak for this event, click on this link below: http://www.envirosports.com/default.asp?PageID=21578
This event coordinator is looking for experienced kayakers to be out on the water for the swimming event of this triathlon. There will be hundreds of participants and we will be on the water for the purpose of their safety. The swim is only a half mile on Saturday and Sunday but there will be a lot of people. I did this last year and it was very safe and the swimmers really appreciate us for being there. We are not there to rescue them, only to be a safe place for them to stop and get their bearrings. There will be separate rescue teams for emergencies. We will be the eyes that watch for distressed swimmers, a bow and stern for them to hold on to if need be and encouraging words to support them.
The races are on Saturday and Sunday and overnight camping is on Friday and Saturday nights.
Just a note: During the Bicycle and Sprint races they close the roads to traffic to protect and accommodate the participants. This only lasts till about noon. Then roads promptly open up.
As some of you have met the Sac Sea Kayakers they are the nicest kids on the block and have invited us to join them. SO lets show them our support and join this fun event.
You must have your own kayak, PFD(required to wear), Paddle, any personal safety gear (bilge pump, whistle as well as water, hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, proper clothing, quick snacks.), and be able to handle your boat. For those who have a VHF or Marine radio, bring it for the event and for our Kayak excursions after the race. If you do not have a whistle, they provide you one to borrow. After the race we have the whole rest of the weekend to play on the water.
Also for those who want to camp there Friday night and Saturday night May 3 & 4 we will have a primitive group campsite that we all just pitch a tent or RV and hang out by the campfire. There will be porta potties near by. This place is right on the lake. You can tent camp or bring your RV or camper. Camping is free for vollunteers....but you must be sure you sign up first.... in the 1,2 section below.
The campsite is right above the boat launch site which will makes it convenient the mornings for easy launching. We can kayak to and from camp all weekend!
We all just have a blast every year!It could not have been a more beautiful place to be!We will gather out on the Lake Saturday morning at 7:30 AM to set up and for a group meeting and the race starts at 8AM. We are welcome to stay for the weekend to camp but Friday and Saturday nights camping is free.
If you want to volunteer but don't want to kayak, they need volunteers for other things as well. Just state what you want to do when filling out the online form.
Also Check out the calender for May 4/5 at Lake Berryessa for more information on this big event:
DOES THIS SOUND LIKE FUN OR WHAT???
If this is something you would like to join in on:
1. RSVP yes, and mention if you are camping or not and what nights. (IF you no show we will find you and we will send you downstream without a paddle)
If you show you get a FREE tee shirt and get paid $40 per day... compelling argument hugh!
2. Very Important.... Click on http://www.envirosports.com/default.asp?PageID=21578 and sign up. You are not IN until this is done.... And you won't get a check! They make out the checks a week before the race so don't Lolly-gag about it!
Please complete all 2 tasks to join this fun event. Please feel free to send me an email if you have any questions. This is a twice a year event... And they love us to be there to support the swimmers. Saturday night we will have a pot luck dinner at 6 pm so bring a dish to share and meat to BBQ. Also bring Drinking water as no potable water is available.
Act now and get 50% off.
Until February 1.