Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Odell Lake Pioneer Cup

This year is the 30th anniversary of the Odell Lake Pioneer Cup! The Pioneer Cup started as a canoe race and now also includes almost every other paddle-powered craft you could think of. Stand Up Paddle Flatwater founder Randall Barna convinced the race organizers to add stand up paddle boards in 2007.

The race is a five mile down-winder from the Shelter Cove Resort at the west end of the lake to Odell Lake Lodge at the east end. A barbecue is offered after the race on the deck at the historic Odell Lake Lodge. All entrants will receive T-shirts.
The Pioneer Cup is a great race for first-time racers as well as seasoned athletes. It's a nonintimidating, nonhazardous course that goes straight downwind so even if you just stand there, you'll eventually blow to the finish line! And if you're an experienced stand up paddler, you'll enjoy the challenge of competing against other skilled contestants.

If you want to stay overnight, you can stay at the Odell Lake Lodge Resort or the nearby Forest Service Campgrounds.

WHEN: Saturday, July 31st.

WHERE: Odell Lake, Oregon. Highway 58. About 70 minutes from Bend, Oregon. Click here for a map.

WEATHER: Odell Lake is a high mountain lake. Summer paddling temperatures have been as cold as 49 degrees and as hot as 95 degrees. Be prepared with both cold and hot weather gear!

Canoe - open, local
Kayak - solo, tandem
Outrigger - solo, tandem
Stand up paddle

For further information, contact John Milandin at 541.782.2815.
Life jackets are REQUIRED. You can find compact life jacket belt packs that are perfect for racing at Stand Up Paddle Flatwater.

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