Hu, hu, hūū... YRQ reisa maršals Pīters Kouts nāk klajā ar jaunām idejām - īstiem cienītājiem...
(speaking as an individual, not ex-officio)
Would there be any interest in a longer race, say from Whitehorse to the Alaska pipeline crossing (just under 1000 miles)
If there is, I would suggest running the race in August so that lower Yukon is below flood level, otherwise there could be problems finding places to camp. I would also suggest having the race look a lot like the water tribe races in Florida with the following rules (in broad outline)
Must carry GPS tracking device see http://www.guardianmobility.com/Downloads/Tracer/Tracer3_Flyer.pdf
Must carry sat phone (Iridium)
No boat movements allowed between 23:00 and 05:00 (can be checked by GPS track) (the Yukon Flats are no place to be paddling in the dark)
Must phone in any periods moving slower that 5kph longer than 1 hour (in case the tracker is tracking the movement of a drifting boat)
Must carry safety gear similar to the list provided by the watertribe people (modified for a more northerly climate. Must carry certain safety equipment on the person.
No solo teams – K1s and C1s permitted, but must travel “buddied”.
The current moves along, and the paddling time should be roughly 100 – 200 hours. If we allow no more than 18 paddling hours per day, that is five days to two weeks.
I would suggest advertising this as an unsupported race like he water tribe events.
There are no plans for such an event, and it certainly has not been discussed bu the river quest board. I'm just curious if there would be interest in such an event.
ja jau uz to pat 166 posti ir bijuši, tad jācer, ka tas kādreiz būs reāli un mūsējie piedalīsies :D