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  Jocassee Rendezvous and Race(s)
  Posted by: string on Feb-07-14 6:12 PM (EST)

-- Last Updated: Mar-09-14 5:09 PM EST --

May 16-18 at Devil's Fork SP in northwestern,SC.
Devil's Fork has a very nice campground and there are villas available also.You are responsible for your own reservations.We usually have a pot luck dinner on Saturday night.
We have not had this rendezvous for a few years but there are few lakes more beautiful than Jocassee.
Regarding the races, we are still in the development stages but there will be one approx. 20 mile race and one 5 miler.These will take place on Saturday.I spoke to the Park Manager yesterday and he is very supportive.
I will be contacting meet-up groups in Atlanta,Charlotte, and this area.Anyone is welcome and I'll get started on a registration form for the races.

I have never put a race together but I have some great help and am hoping for more.
P.S. This rendezvous is not just for racers.Jocassee is a great lake just to cruise and enjoy.

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  Sounds like fun!
  Posted by: Redcrossrandy on Feb-08-14 3:19 PM (EST)
Count on us to help out as long as we can count on a Pot luck supper Saturday night!
  We have had rendezvous before
  Posted by: string on Feb-08-14 7:31 PM (EST)
when it was just us and had a great time.Except for a small foot issue.
  Sounds good to me.
  Posted by: CapeFear on Feb-09-14 9:21 PM (EST)
I haven't been to Jocassee yet.
  Make your reservations soon if you
  Posted by: string on Feb-10-14 4:25 PM (EST)
want to stay at the park. High demand time of year apparently.
  Posted by: capefear on Feb-11-14 7:26 AM (EST)
I've reserved a tent site.
  sounds like a good chance to meet
  Posted by: castoff on Feb-10-14 8:41 PM (EST)
Some of the pnetters I enjoy reading on here. I will have to make plans for this.
  I have also reserved a site.
  Posted by: castoff on Feb-11-14 11:11 AM (EST)
  We'd be joining in,
  Posted by: tjalmy on Feb-11-14 8:50 PM (EST)
but I received an invite from my niece to surprise her dad for his 70th birthday for that weekend. So, we'll be sneaking up to MA instead. But we will paddle lake Whitehall. That's a beauty too!
  Time is fleeting
  Posted by: jackl on Mar-02-14 6:00 AM (EST)
Any more info on your race ?

Jack L
  No more info yet Jack.
  Posted by: string on Mar-02-14 5:26 PM (EST)
I think the cold weather has everyone in hibernation. Spring is about to pop. Maybe that will help.
  Lumber Race is also on the 17th
  Posted by: RedCrossRandy on Mar-11-14 3:20 PM (EST)
Mickey Turlington is hosting a race on the upper Lumber near Wagram, NC on the 17th, but that shouldn't siphon off too many racers from Jocassee.
  I just talked to the guy with SC Parks
  Posted by: string on Mar-25-14 3:46 PM (EST)
who is going to help with the race.He and I will shortly be meeting at Jocassee to lay out the course.He is also going to help get the word out.I have also received the insurance info.
The local meet-up group is going to put the announcement on-line.
  We're on RV site 004
  Posted by: Redcrossrandy on Apr-02-14 11:44 AM (EST)
Several more couples are coming and have reserved sites...
  The ranger and I paddled the 5 mile
  Posted by: string on Apr-16-14 10:41 PM (EST)
race course today.The announcement is in every paddling meet-up in the state. It will be interesting to see who shows up.
  What happened to the 10 miler ?
  Posted by: jackl on Apr-17-14 6:44 AM (EST)
jack L
  If we have people show up that want
  Posted by: string on Apr-17-14 10:45 PM (EST)
10 miles, 5 x 2 . Sorry, but that is the best solution for this initial race. Future races will have many more features but the race committee of one is starting simple.
The State Park guy plans to make this an annual event.


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