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Puddle Duck Regionals at Red Top


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Puddle Duck Regionals at Red Top

Red Top Mountain

Lake Allatoona, GA

Come bring your Puddle Duck Racer to beautiful Lake Allatoona, location of the 2009 World PDR Championship, for the Red Top Regionals hosted by the Allatoona Puddle Duck Fleet and the Sea Scouts.


September 17th to the 19th, 2010

(campground reserved Thursday the 16th to Monday the 20th)


We have reserved the Pioneer group camping site at Red Top Mountain State Park off of I75 North of Atlanta (see: http://gastateparks.org/RedTopMountain).  The Pioneer camping site is separate of the general camping area on the shore of a beautiful little cove with plenty of sloping shore to park the puddle duck racers on.  The camping site has plenty of room for tents and limited room for camping vehicles (about 5).  It has a roomy pavilion in case it rains, a nicely set up fire ring with bench seating, and several outhouses. If you want a more traditional camping experience with flush toilets you can book a campsite at Red Top Mountain State Park and drive to the Pioneer Campsite.

Right across the cove is the Red Top Mountain Lodge which would be available for non-campers to stay and provide a restaurant except Georgia State decided to close the lodge down this June.  If you want hotel accommodations, the nearest nice hotel is the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Cartersville, GA (see: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/atlcv-fairfield-inn-and-suites-cartersville/)

There is a paved boat launch ramp near the Pioneer Campsite that lets out into the main lake or you can simply cart your Puddle Duck down to the shore at the campsite.  The cove is a deep one so plan on some form of alternative propulsion to get your boat out into the main lake for the races.  We will have tows available.  People wanting to watch the races should go to the nearby launch ramp for a good view.


There are no fees for this event though donations are gladly accepted to cover the expense of the Pioneer Campsite.  There are no camping fees you will have to pay to stay in the Pioneer Campsite.


Thursday:  Pioneer Campsite available after 2pm.  Lake is always open. 

Friday: 3pm practice racing and race clinic

7pm Chili Cookoff

8pm communal campfire and meet and greet

Saturday: 9am Skippers meeting for races

10 am to ?  official regional race series (we will run multiple races)

4pm Pirate Poker Run!  Arrgghh!!

7pm  Dinner and awards ceremony hosted by the SouthWinds Sailing Club

Sunday: 10 am long-distance race/cruise

Events Details:

Practice Racing and Race Clinic:  Get familiar with sailing your boat around the racing marks on Lake Allatoona.  Experienced racers will be on-hand to help explain racing and sailing rules.

Chili Cookoff:  Chefs bring your best Chili to share with the group.  Prizes for best chili and most original chili will be awarded Saturday night.

Skippers Meeting: Very important to attend as you will be learning about the race course setup, number of laps, and number of races for the day based upon forecasted conditions.

Official Regional Race Series:  We will be running at least three races weather permitting for this years Red Top Regionals.  We will be doing a traditional water racing start across a starting line.  More information to be presented at the Skippers Meeting.  Please bring a trophy that will be awarded to another ducker.

Pirate Poker Run:  This popular event is back so bring 20


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