Orienteering Association of Nova Scotia

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Canoe Orienteering Adventure (Pugwash) August 2nd Sunday

Type: Canoe Orienteering OR a 1200 metre Flatwater Race
Date:Sun August 2
Registration:7:00 am
Start Time:8:00 am
Where: Pugwash-opposite the Yacht Club
Fees: 20.00 PER VESSEL
Contact:Greg Nix, nixga@yahoo.ca
Description:Estuary Tours/Island Hike will be Saturday August 1st 8:00-11:30
Canoe Adventure Navigation Race Sunday 8:00-10:30 JULY 28TH
Write up for Canoe Adventure Race/OR FLATWATER NON-ORIENTEERING RACE:

Join in on the fun for Sunday's Canoe Orienteering Adventure Race or come to Pugwash for a weekend full of activities that begin on Saturday morning with boat tours, harbour golf, raft racing, volleyball, free entertainment, lobster races,tall ships etc etc. Check the Harbourfest website that will have a full 2009 schedule!! For the Sunday Canoe Orienteering, register at the yacht club parking area from 7:00-8:00 a.m.. Cost 20.00 per vessel. The start horn for a mass start will be at 8:00 sharp-sorry for the early start but we need high tide!! Plenty of prizes and draw prizes for all await the finishers! Three levels of fun to choose from:

1. Family Island Paddle: Paddle in a canoe/kayak 300 m to Victoria Island. Beach your vessel and use a map to find as many checkpoints on the Island as you can. Wear long pants as there is some poison ivy and 1 in 7 people are allergic. Paddle back to the finish.

2. Wet and Wild: Canoe/kayak to water controls --no need to leave your vessel. Use a map t navigate to the checkpoints--try not to capsize!

3. Ultimate Challenge: Find both water and land checkpoints if you DARE! Point values will be assigned to controls on the Ultimate challenge adding to the decision making in a 2.5 hour time limit.

4. Flat Out and Crazy: Do you have the need for speed? Race around Victoria Island as fast as you can! That is it! First one in is the winner! (Approx. 1200 metres)

A bottle of water will be given to each participant, free snacks after the event. A compass is optional. Mandatory equipment includes lifejacket, whistle, rope on vessel and bailer.
Two safety boats and one EMO rep will ensure security and your safety.

****Those wishing to take advantage of Harbourfest weekend are invited again to free tenting on a groomed (mowed and level) front lot on the Pugwash Basin. Running water, indoor facilities (no shower or bath) and swimming on a sandy beach are within a few seconds of the tent site. (free camping...contact Greg Nix 243-3295 by July 25th)

*****A few canoes are available for rent at an additional $20.00

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