Wednesday, May 5, 2010

2010 Vancouver Kayak Club Festival -Chilliwack River-

The Vancouver Kayak Club pulled of its 3rd annual festival on The Chilliwack River. Like the two before this year's event was another great success. With shuttled runs, down river races, free style throwdowns and a live band there was lots to keep you busy.

Dan Bentley running the log drop on the "Lake Down" section of The Chilliwack River.

There was an absolute mountain of gear to be raffled and given away at this years festival. Western Canoeing and Kayaking were one of 3 gold level sponsors and donated a Dagger KingPin 6.2 along with some gift certificates and other goodies. Wavesport has always been a gold sponsor of this event and was so again this year with the donation of a Fuse 56.

The lucky new winner of a Dagger KingPin 6.2, she used the boat the next day to come in second in the women's beginner class at the Throwdown.

The throwdown was also a great success. A throwdown is basically a informal free style competition aimed more towards having fun than crowning the best paddlers. The turn out of beginners was awesome, some paddlers even had their first surfs ever during the competition. Check here for more information on up coming throwdowns.

Jeff Cowan and myself trying earn some points in the Throwdown with a tandem surf.

VKC Festival

See you all at next years festival.

Ryan Bayes

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