Well it was another great weekend at The 32nd Annual Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival. The lower water brought new race strategies, new lines, and fierce competition. There was a little bit of rain, but that didn't keep people away from getting on the river and enjoying the weekend.
SOTAR, AIRE, Maravia, and NRS had rafts for people to demo, while Dusty's River Logistics, ReRack, and Goodwater Boat Works were providing shuttles all day. A huge thanks to all of them for making it possible do make countless laps on many different crafts this weekend.
The Northwest Rafting Company crew showed up ready to defend previous titles and bring in a few more. After a big day of racing on Saturday and Sunday, Zach and Ryan brought home 1st and 3rd in the NRS Oar Boat Slalom, 1st and 2nd in the MadCatr Cataraft Boat Slalom, and 1st and 3rd in the NRS Down River SUP Race. Zach also got 1st in the Inflatable Kayak Mass Start, 2nd in the DRL Cataraft Freestyle Rodeo, and 3rd in the AIRE Inflatable Kayak Slalom race. Ryan brought home 1st place in the Sawyer Paddles SUP Whitewater Challenge. Team Northwest also brought home 1st place in the UCWWF Paddle Team Slalom - R3 to R6 Open Class Team Competition.
Saturday evening we hosted a gathering at our campsite and enjoyed brews from Base Camp Brewing Company as well as mead on tap from guide and mead master Nick at Nectar Creek Honeywine. River stories were shared as music filled the air late into the night.
Guide Colby Elliot was wandering around the event gathering footage and put together a short to showcase the weekend.
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