Thursday, June 19, 2008

Race: Odell Lake, Oregon Pioneer Cup, July 2008

Hey everybody, it's time to plan for the annual Odell Lake Pioneer Cup race. Join this race whatever your preferred mode of paddling is: Canoes, kayaks, surf skis, Standup Paddle surfing, etc. It's all good! (And you get an official Odell Lake Lodge hat!)

2007 was the first year that Standup paddlers entered as a class. In order of finishing, the paddlers were: Randall Barna, Isabella Barna, Cristina Acosta and Kerry Raymond. We were slower than all other forms of paddling, so we were at the end of the race. Kerry Raymond won The Sightseers' Award -- a golden trophy we all thought was pretty cool.

The race is alot of fun. The course is 5 miles downwind and if we're lucky and the wind is up, we'll have some nice waves to ride. At the end is a BBQ on the deck at the historic Odell Lake Lodge. If you're traveling, there are clean Forest Service Campgrounds both on the lake or nearby, or stay at the Odell Lake Lodge. Remember that you can get your gear (maybe even FASTER gear) at

Here's the Pioneer Cup Race info:
Date: July 26, 2008
Time: Registration at Shelter Cove 8 to 10 a.m. Race Starts at 11 a.m.
Cost: $15.00 per person which includes a official Odell Lake Lodge race cap.
For More Info: John Milandin 541-782-2815

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