2015 was my first trip to the famous Green River Race. The 20th anniversery of this race seemed like a perfect time to visit the Narrows for the first time and try to post a good time in the longboat. A week before the race we had high levels, making it hard to get good practice laps at a 100% flow. Fortunatly I had Eric Deguil showing me lines all week. On race day I had a very good first half of the race and started screwing before the monkey, followed by a mistake in Scream Machine. After loosing approximatly more than 20 seconds I posted a time of 5:04, only 3 seconds faster than in my short boat. Missing my goals (sub 5, possibly sub 4:40) there is probably no way around coming back in 2016...
Thanks to Shane Benedict and Betsy Towns for their hospitality, Eric Deguil for the nice week of boating and Daniel and Diane Brasuell for their support! Big ups to John Grace, Colin Hunt and all the others for organizing such a cool event and having this anniversary! See ya next year!
Sweet Protection Whitewater