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Old 12-20-2007, 01:09 PM
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What type of water can we expect at these mile markers. Specific please (protected, open)

The same or calmer than the old location. Probably won't get the rollers coming in quite as much. The direction the course is running is downstream though and that is where 90% of the boat traffic will be coming from.
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Didn't this event raise a ton of dough for good causes and pump a grip into the local economy?
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Sounds like the people associated with the Capt Ron's did their homework in the proposal they put forth.

I believe most of the proceeds directly generated from the event will be divided between several charities and will bring a lot of revenue to the lake area businesses no matter what part your on.

Here's a link to the Water Patrol's press release on the event.

http://www.mswp.dps.mo.gov/News/NRDe...p?ID=N07070225
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Sounds like the people associated with the Capt Ron's did their homework in the proposal they put forth.

I believe most of the proceeds directly generated from the event will be divided between several charities and will bring a lot of revenue to the lake area businesses no matter what part your on.

Here's a link to the Water Patrol's press release on the event.

http://www.mswp.dps.mo.gov/News/NRDe...p?ID=N07070225
Thanks for that link 4play, should be an interesting year!
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Notice it says the race course is now 2 miles in length?

http://www.lakesunleader.com/article...20/news/01.txt
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Notice it says the race course is now 2 miles in length?

http://www.lakesunleader.com/article...20/news/01.txt
Without seeing a course layout, I would think the additional length is for run-up and shut-down areas for safety purposes.

http://www.mswp.dps.mo.gov/News/NRDe...p?ID=N07070225

The old Regatta permit listed it at the 23mm on the WP website and it went all the way past the 21mm.
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Without seeing a course layout, I would think the additional length is for run-up and shut-down areas for safety purposes.

http://www.mswp.dps.mo.gov/News/NRDe...p?ID=N07070225

The old Regatta permit listed it at the 23mm on the WP website and it went all the way past the 21mm.
Makes sense. So it should remain a 1 mile standing start run.
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Makes sense. So it should remain a 1 mile standing start run.
I wouldn't think they would be tweaking the original format of the race , more than likely they would be running it the same way.
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Didn't this event raise a ton of dough for good causes and pump a grip into the local economy?
It used to raise a large percentage of the budget for the lake's fire and rescue. The lake has developed a lot more since the Shootout first started and the tax base and budgets have gone up significantly. The shootout still gave a good chunk of money, but in comparison to the current overall budgets, the amount was minimal.

As far as contributing to the local economy, I would say it makes a lot of money on what would normally be a relatively slow weekend. I'm not sure if they have ever done a study to see what kind of dollars are generated overall and in tax revenues because of the event.
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Fast enough water conditions that you'll want to turn your fuel pressure and N2 to the max !!!
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