LOCK HAVEN — The rain and higher water brought by Tropical Storm Ida won’t put a damper on this weekend’s 50th Annual Jaycees Labor Day Regatta.
Via Delaware Valley Outboard Racing Association:
As we’re sure you’re aware, central Pennsylvania has received a lot of rain in the past day. Lock Haven has been spared the worst of the storm and the river level currently looks good. It is expected to rise over the next day, but current and debris are minimal along our stretch of the river. We are expecting to be able to race.
The rain has made the grass in the pit area very soft and we’re asking for your patience with parking. We’re expecting a lot of trailers and DVORA members will be directing parking for both RVs and race trailers. This means we may ask you to unhitch your trailer and we’ll park it for you. Again, we’re asking for your patience.
Registration is open on Friday from 10-5 and Saturday from 7-7:30. If you’re receiving this email it means you have already pre-registered. You’ll still need to check-in at registration, sign the waiver and sign up for patrol boat duty.
Assuming the river is safe to race, we’ll be doing a driving school on Friday. If you’re free, we could use help getting students in and out of kevlar and starting boats. We will open the course for testing when they’re done. Please don’t ask when the driving school is over if they’re not off the water by 2. These are the future of our sport and we may give them some extra time. You must complete registration before testing.
We have a great race committee and will try to get through all 60 heats of racing. We need your help though!
Please leave our buoys alone, stay in your boat and be ready for your heat. We don’t mind waiting a minute for drivers jumping between boats, but Scott Glossner and John Runne won’t have any tolerance for you not being ready otherwise.
If you can’t get on plane, please shut it off before the bridge or make your way back to the pits without interfering with the race.
Please show up for your scheduled volunteer slot early. Please report to the concrete boat launch. The quicker we can get the patrol boats turned around, the faster we can all relax at the end of the day.
There will be a pot lock dinner in the pits Saturday night. Please contact Sheri Runne or Kelli Pomphrey to offer your contribution. We will also have a free catered dinner in the pits with some live music and awards on Sunday night.
Thanks, everyone for making this race so special. We’re going to try our best to make sure everyone has a great time and we get through all of the racing. “