Re: Not that it really matters...
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Yes, it was a fun Commencement Bay race with great conditions and a good turnout.
I’ll leave this classification question up to all of you who face forwards. I’ve added Peter Turcan to the email string.
Onward Facing Backwards,
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Tacoma, WA 98403
From: main@SoundRowers.groups.io <main@SoundRowers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin Olney
Sent: Monday, May 13, 2019 11:44 AM
Cc: jcharwood248@...; Todd Silver <todd2212@...>; Shane Baker <Kiwibaker@...>
Subject: Re: [SoundRowers] Not that it really matters...
If anyone had the time and ambition it would be useful to update the SR kayak classification chart (http://www.soundrowers.org/boat-classes/determining-kayak-classifications/).
I would say 90% of kayaks participating in races these days are surfskis and almost all of those models have been produced since the last update in 2004. Like Steve said, most fall in the HPK category but there are quite a few in FSK and even a couple that qualify as SK (V-5 and V-6). It’s a small enough number that it should be fairly easy to identify just the boats that are borderline.
I wouldn’t mind working on it in the off season but my schedule is pretty full for the next few months.
Sorry to miss the race Saturday. Looks like there was terrific weather and a great turnout!
From: main@SoundRowers.groups.io <main@SoundRowers.groups.io> on behalf of Todd Silver <todd2212@...>
Thanks for the nice note. I’m not sure I understand what should have happened. We really do want to get folks listed in the correct categories as it does matter. As a rower, I have to admit that I know little about the various forward facing craft so rely on folks to self-identify at registration. Sorry if that didn’t happen correctly.
I’ve copied our Sound Rower friend and expert on kayaks and surf skis, Shane Baker, as he might be able to answer any questions or clarify. If I need to mail correct ribbons to you or anyone else I’d be happy to do so.
I was glad the weather cooperated for the race. Thanks for joining us.
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