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Rotary Regatta

Course Description

Generally, the current on Clear Creek is slow moving mostly influenced by ingoing or outgoing tides or rainfall.  Narrow and twisty at the start, this course boasts 20 turns in the first mile with another 20 turns in the next 1.5 miles before widening and straightening out for speed.  For the competitor, this will be a unique course of technique and speed.  For the recreation paddler, this will be gentle, lazy course often shaded by trees.  For the spectator, the banks are low and gradual providing easily accessible, unique and close up views of the participants for over a mile of the race. 

 

Here are some of the landmarks and mileage to watch for during the race:

 

Race Packet

START - 1776 Park from River Right side

  • 1.2-mile mark - Confluence with Mary's Creek

  • 2.5-mile mark - Old Creek Channel - Stay Left towards Bridge

  • 2.9-mile mark - Friendswood Link Road Bridge

  • 3-mile mark - Old Home Foundation of Left

  • 3.35-mile mark - Confluence with Cowart's Creek

  • 4-mile mark - FM 528 Bridge

  • 5.85-mile mark - Overhead Pipeline Crossing - Pass Under Pipeline

  • 6-mile mark - Confluence with Chigger Creek

  • 7-mile mark - Pass under Bay Area Blvd. Bridge - Paddle to Buoy

FINISH - Countryside Park and Take Out on River Right