Register through the registration page on the hohw.ca website. This is MANDATORY for raft teams. Plus, the sooner the you register, the less likely you will be stuck with the 7:00 am time slot.
If you wish to register as a self-guided raft team (meaning you have your own rafting equipment and the skills to use it in Class IV) please shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re happy to have you but we don’t want to mix up the registrations. Cheers.
A week or two before the event, the team captain will be emailed with the details of your registration time, and the start times for your two races. Make sure they pass this along to you, and the rest of the team.
All participants must come to the registration table on arrival the day of the event in order to sign the necessary waivers, and get assigned your start time.
Note: Raft races start as early as 8:00 AM. Your team’s start time will be assigned to you when you register. The registration will be open for kayaks/canoes from 7:00 AM until 12:00 PM.
RAFTERS: PLEASE BE AT THE REGISTRATION TABLE A MINIMUM OF ONE HOUR BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED START TIME IN ORDER TO DO SHUTTLES, GET DRESSED, DO THE SAFETY BRIEFING AND MEET YOUR GUIDE.
Cost – Guided Rafts:
$300 (per team of six) buys you into the raft race! Your registration fee covers the raft, paddles, helmets, lifejackets, wetsuits, shuttles to the race and a skillful fully-qualified guide to get your team down the river safely.
Rafters are required by law to have proper thermal protection. This year, through the support of our sponsor (NRS), wet suits are provided at no cost. The rest of your costume is up to you.
The Petawawa River “Town” Section is a roughly 3 km stretch of river with rapids ranging from Class II to Class IV, and opportunity to push the limits in both directions if you wish to try harder lines. The race course will be roughly 1 km of this section, covering two Class III+ rapids and one Class III, with some boogie in the middle. The Race Course will be run from the major river right eddy at Railroad Rapid, and end when the racers touches the marker (with hand, paddle or boat) in the large eddy below Catwalk Rapid (Town Hall).
Esprit’s experienced staff will take good care of you. No experience in whitewater is needed. The event has a great track record of safe, fun racing over the past eight years. Aside from the occasional dunking in cold water, and a few bumps or scrapes, most racers leave with a big smile on their face and some good stories to tell over the bar later that night.
1630 – Last Call:
The dinner and awards will be held at the Petawawa Legion. The big white building along the river’s edge, just cross the main bridge in town. It is just a short walk from the racing.
After years of messed up dinners, we are taking matters into our own hands again. $10 let’s your eat until you’re full: BBQ burgers, sausages, munchies and all the fixings.
Raffle prizes, final results, cold drinks and good friends. Hope you can make it.
We welcome any and all people to come and join in the party. Racers and non-racers encouraged. If you have photos of the day, please bring them on and we can pop them up on the big screen.