Canoe and Kayak Event Schedule-Spring-Summer 2014

(This is tentative)

May 3 (Saturday Date Pending Confirmation) - The Nelson Downriver Canoe and Kayak Race
This is the Nelson County canoe and kayak event of the year. Some enter the event to race; most enter the event to simply have fun. The Wintergreen Sporting Club will enter (hopefully in force) to have fun. Participants are sought and encouraged. The event covers 8 miles of the Tye River. Details will be provided, and participants solicited, in early Spring 2014.

May 22 (Tuesday) - Canoe and Kayak Skills & Techniques Clinic
This will be the first clinic offered by the Wintergreen Sporting Club to provide instruction in skills and techniques to beginning boaters. Canoes and kayaks will be provided. The clinic will be hosted at Lake Monocan. Stay tuned for more details.  

May 31 (Saturday) - Canoe & Kayak the James River: Scottsville Section
The club will host a half-day paddle and float trip down the James River to Scottsville, VA - a distance of approximately 6 miles. Upon arrival at our destination, we will dine at one of Scottsville's newest and superior restaurants. Outfitter will provide canoes or kayaks to those needing one. Stay tuned for more details.

June 28 (Saturday) - Canoe & Kayak the Piney and Tye Rivers
This will be a half day trip on waters that parallel portions of the Piney River Rails to Trails walking and biking trail. Arrangements will be made to ensure everyone has a canoe or kayak. Stay tuned for more details.

July 19 (Saturday) - Canoe & Kayak the Upper James River in the Scenic Blue Ridge
The club will work with a local outfitter for a spectacular 13 mile canoe trip down some of the most visually stunning sections of the James River. This will be a full day trip. Bring your own canoe or kayak or use canoes or kayaks provided by the outfitter. A group dinner will be hosted at a location to be determined. Stay tuned for more details.

August 23 (Saturday) - Canoe & Kayak the Amherst/Nelson Section of the James River
The club will wind up its 2014 boating season with a paddle on the section of the James River between the James River State Park livery and Route 60. The half-day trip is approximately 8 miles and will begin with a hearty country breakfast at Mountain View. The James River State Park will provide canoes or kayaks to those needing one. Stay tuned for more details.

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