The Guided division of the Raft Race is for those looking to appease their competitive spirit but don’t have whitewater rafting experience. Like the Whitewater Paddlers division, teams of three or four will face off head-to-head down the Competition Channel. The fastest boats will advance until a winner is crowned. Guides will be provided in this category, no prior rafting experience necessary. Paddles, PFD’s, helmets and rafts will be provided. Participants must be at least 16 years old.
For participants looking to get a taste of whitewater from the guide seat, join the Intro to Raft Guiding clinic on Thursday at 4:00pm. This clinic will review skills such as guide positioning, basic strokes, and ferrying, complete with each participant guiding a lap down the Class III Wilderness Channel.
Thursday, April 25 – 6:00pm
Meet at the Kayak Center. Race will start on the Competition Channel. Register for any competition here. During Tuck Fest packet pick-up, please let staff know that you will be participating in the raft races. This race is capped at 32 people.