Web Site: https://www.facebook.com/TheLouisville50
The Louisville 50: Westport to West Point Human and Sail powered boats on the Ohio River. The Louisville 50 adventure race/float covers the 50 miles of the Ohio River through Kentuckiana. You can race, you can have an adventure with a goal of within the next three years of completing the "Louisville 50". It is about endurance, knowledge of the Ohio River, proper training and having the gear to allow you to safely demonstrate your boating abilities to yourself and others.
Starting at the Westport Boat dock at 6 am or after, boats head downstream to check points at Harrods Creek and the Community Boat House. There you have a choice of locking through the McAlpine Lock and Dam on a scheduled basis with other paddlers. 12 noon and 1:00 pm. Or you can carry around the lock using the Army Corps of Engineers boat ramp. It is approximately 250 yard carry. Then boats proceed downstream to the Riverview Park (Greenwood boat ramp) for the next checkpoint and then on down the river to the confluence of the Salt River and the Ohio in the historic town of West Point, KY. The ending point is at West Point's 4th street park.
Depending on how far you wish to paddle, row or sail you can start at any of the designated check points and take out where you so choose. Join us for a 15 mile, 30 mile or the entire 50 mile course.
While the race/adventure organizers will have volunteers at each check point, the Louisville 50, is an unsupported adventure race/float, where all participants travel under their own power and have the appropriate shore support for shuttles and all ground support. All boaters must have PFD's, a signal device and water for the day. It is recommended that each paddler have a cell phone, radio, GPS and food.