Date:                            May 13th 2017

Start Time:                            10:00 am

Race Length:                          12 Miles

Start:                Mari Osa MDC Access

Finish:        Bonnots Mill MDC Access

Entry Fee:    

Early Registration - $30/person

Day of Registration - $40/person

Quantity:
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Location and Directions

Use the images to the left and the links below to help navigate by land to the race start and finish.

MDC Mari Osa access:

http://mdc4.mdc.mo.gov/Applications/MOATLAS/AreaSummaryPage.aspx?txtAreaID=6706

MDC Bonnots Mill Access:

http://mdc4.mdc.mo.gov/applications/moatlas/AreaSummaryPage.aspx?txtAreaID=6114


Race Divisions

In each division title, the letter signifies the type of craft (canoe or kayak) and the number signifies the number of paddlers (1 or 2). C2, for example, is a canoe with two paddlers. Similarly, K1 is a kayak with one paddler.

All paddlers in the canoe divisions must use single-blade canoe paddles. Paddlers in the kayak divisions may use double-bladed kayak paddles or single-bladed canoe paddles.

Pedal kayaks and other boats we may not have thought of are welcome to participate in the race, but will likely not be competing for medals.

Aluminum

   Seaworthy aluminum canoe with a maximum length of 18'6".  Racers can be any quantity and any gender.  Canoes must use a single-blade paddle only.

C1 Man

    Solo male paddler, no passengers. Seaworthy canoe with a maximum length of 18'6".  Canoes must use a single-blade paddle only.

C1 Woman

    Solo female paddler, no passengers. Seaworthy canoe with a maximum length of 18'6".  Canoes must use a single-blade paddle only.

C2 Men

    Two male paddlers. Seaworthy canoe with a maximum length of 18'6". This includes any recreational, touring, competitive or pro class.  Canoes must use a single-blade paddle only.

C2 Women

    Two female paddlers. Seaworthy canoe with a maximum length of 18'6". This includes any recreational, touring, competitive or pro class.  Canoes must use a single-blade paddle only.

C2 Mixed

    A male and a female paddler. Seaworthy canoe with a maximum length of 18'6". This includes any recreational, touring, competitive or pro class.  Canoes must use a single-blade paddle only.

C3

    Seaworthy canoe with any combination of 3 paddlers, no passengers.  Canoes must use a single-blade paddle only.

K1 Man

    Solo male paddler. Kayak under 18 feet that is seaworthy and paddle powered. Rudders allowed, but no mechanical aids.

K1 Woman

    Solo female paddler. Kayak under 18 feet that is seaworthy and paddle powered. Rudders allowed, but no mechanical aids.

K2 Men

    Two male paddlers. Kayak under 18 feet that is seaworthy and paddle powered. Rudders allowed, but no mechanical aids.

K2 Women

    Two female paddlers. Kayak under 18 feet that is seaworthy and paddle powered. Rudders allowed, but no mechanical aids.

K2 Mixed

    A male and a female paddler. Kayak under 18 feet that is seaworthy and paddle powered. Rudders allowed, but no mechanical aids.

Unlimited Solo - Male

    Solo male paddler.  Solo kayaks over 18 feet including sea kayaks, open kayaks, surf-skis, Olympic kayaks, safari boats, training kayaks, outriggers, Texas boats, etc. are allowed. Rudder and electric bilge pump allowed.

Unlimited Solo - Female

     Solo female paddler.  Solo kayaks over 18 feet including sea kayaks, open kayaks, surf-skis, Olympic kayaks, safari boats, training kayaks, outriggers, Texas boats, etc. are allowed. Rudder and electric bilge pump allowed.

Unlimited Tandem - Men's

    Two male paddlers.  Tandem kayaks over 18 feet including sea kayaks, open kayaks, surf-skis, Olympic kayaks, safari boats, training kayaks, outriggers, Texas boats, etc. are allowed. Rudder and electric bilge pump allowed.

Unlimited Tandem - Women's

    Two female paddlers.  Tandem kayaks over 18 feet including sea kayaks, open kayaks, surf-skis, Olympic kayaks, safari boats, training kayaks, outriggers, Texas boats, etc. are allowed. Rudder and electric bilge pump allowed.

Unlimited Tandem - Mixed

    A male and a female paddler.  Tandem kayaks over 18 feet including sea kayaks, open kayaks, surf-skis, Olympic kayaks, safari boats, training kayaks, outriggers, Texas boats, etc. are allowed. Rudder and electric bilge pump allowed.

SUP - Mens (8-mile course)

   A male stand up paddler.  Paddle boards of all sizes are welcome

SUP - Women's (8-mile course)

  A female stand up paddler.  Paddle boards of all sizes are welcome.

Team

 A team of 3 or more paddlers.  No boat restriction.

Novice/Family (8-mile course) - Sponsored by Some Beach Outfitters

This class is for new racers - an excellent introduction to the sport.  Tandem canoe up to 16'.  Solo kayak/sit-on-top up to 15'.  Canoes must use a single-blade paddle only.


Race Rules

Osage Paddle Sport Races will take place rain or shine. The starting point is at the Mari Osa Delta MDC access. The race will end at the MDC access in Bonnots Mill, MO.

The Spring 12 Race will officially end exactly at 2pm.  Teams still on the Osage River after 2pm on the day of the race are electing to continue independent of the race.

Craft Requirements:

There are no restrictions on the design of the canoe/kayak.

The original craft must be paddled from start to finish. Repairs may be made to the craft during the race, but other alterations are not permitted.
Any part of the craft (rudders, outriggers, etc.) that will be below the water line during any portion of the race must be "on board" from start to finish. A space must be available on the each side of the canoe/kayak close to the bow on which to affix the official race number.

Each boat will be assigned a 3-digit numbered sticker to be placed on the boat during the race.

In formulating the rules that govern this event, every effort has been made to foresee all situations and problems that may rise, however, officials of the Osage Paddle Sport Races retain the right to change or amend these rules at any time without liability or recourse from any party regardless of the circumstances. Should such changes or amendments be made, every effort will be made to notify all entrants.

Each race craft must be propelled exclusively by paddle power (double or single blade) while on the water. No rowing configuration is permitted. No sail or kite is permitted. Multiple teams may not share paddlers.

Each racer must wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved life preserver at all times while on the water. A whistle and an emergency chemical night light must also be attached to each life preserver at all times.

For any “shortcut” to be legal, it must have a flow of river water through it. Overland portages are not allowed. Portages over exposed “wing dams”, for convenience, are not permitted.

Outside assistance that provides intentional aid in the forward progress of a canoe/kayak is not allowed. This includes towing, wake riding, deflection of wind and “rafting up”. However, limited interaction between the competitor race craft, as is the case in most canoe and kayak marathon races, is acceptable. This will be restricted to only wake riding and wind deflection. No towing of race craft is permitted.

Deliberate littering of the river is illegal. Teams must keep their trash in their canoes/kayaks and properly dispose of the waste at the race finish.

Infractions of any rule during the charity event will be grounds for time penalties or disqualification to be reasonably and fairly determined by Osage Paddle Sports race officials.

All team members should understand there are serious risks involved in this endeavor. The hydraulics associated with many of the wing dams along the river are inherently dangerous. The greatest risk, however, is from the numerous large and small power craft that ply the great river. Constant vigilance, clear thinking, and quick reaction will be essential at all times. Good judgment must dictate when it is time to rest. All team members (racers and support personnel) will enter this race at their own risk and will not hold this event’s organizers, judges, officials and sponsors liable for accidents to personnel or damage to any property.

All participants in this event, including paddlers and other team members must sign the “Waiver and Release of Liability”.

All participants agree to appear in any event related media coverage free of charge.