WHITEWATER

2023-08-13
Chattooga IV
Registration opens on 2023-07-30
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Please contact Carl Schoonover by phone or email after registering online for this trip.

When: August 13, 10am

Where: Chattooga Section IV, Class IV

Contact: Carl Schoonover, 770-355-9194, training@tvccpaddler.com

Who Can Attend: TVCC members in good standing. If you are not a member yet, but are considering it, you may participate as a one time guest (you still must register online). Go to https://tvccpaddler.com/join-tvcc/ to create or renew your membership. 

Event in Detail: The sun is hot, and the days are long. Come on out and enjoy a day on section IV of the wild and scenic Chattooga River. This trip is not for the inexperienced paddler. You must have solid skills in order to participate. The consequences on this section are serious. You need to be able to perform some of the more difficult moves on the Middle Ocoee, and be comfortable on the Upper Ocoee. When you register, the trip lead will make sure that you are ready for this trip. We will meet at the lake at 10am. We will then set shuttle, drive to Bull Sluice, and paddle section IV. These plans are tentative and are subject to change.

River Information: https://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/view/river-detail/476/main

Meeting Location: https://goo.gl/maps/Qpn9VHMETPAzbHDM8

Special Considerations: You will be vetted and must be approved by the trip leader before participating.

2023-07-01
Upper Ocoee
Registration opens on 2023-06-18
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Please contact Carl Schoonover by phone or email after registering online for this trip.

When: July 1, 10am

Where: Upper Ocoee, Class III/IV

Contact: Carl Schoonover, 770-355-9194, training@tvccpaddler.com

Who Can Attend: TVCC members in good standing. If you are not a member yet, but are considering it, you may participate as a one time guest (you still must register online). Go to https://tvccpaddler.com/join-tvcc/ to create or renew your membership. 

Event in Detail: It's summer time, and the Ocoee is in full force. Come out for a fun day on the upper section of the Ocoee River. We will boogey down the river, boof the Alien, paddle through the section that showcased the 1996 Olympics, and get worked in Roach Motel. Bring your A game. This trip is not for the inexperienced paddler. You must have solid skills in order to participate. If you are considering your PFD on this section, you must be very comfortable WORKING the Middle Ocoee. When you register, the trip lead will make sure that you are ready for this trip. We will meet at the parking lot by Ocoee Dam 2 to set shuttle. These plans are tentative and are subject to change.

River Information: https://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/view/river-detail/1781/main

Meeting Location: https://goo.gl/maps/Pgsd5yDHAtrAvixd8

Special Considerations: This is big water. Make sure you know you have the skills to paddle this. 

2023-05-05
ACE Clinic-Intro to Kayaking
Registration opens on 2023-04-07
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***This event requires a $50 deposit that will be refunded back to you after participation. If you register and later cannot attend, please contact the Treasurer, BG Smith, at Treasurer@tvccpaddler.com before the end of registration so your refund can be processed. If you do not cancel your registration and do not attend, you will forfeit your refund. To learn more, go here: TVCC Refund Policy. In the past, people have donated their deposit because they were very happy with the program. Donations are always appreciated, and are never expected.

 

ACE Kayaking, the premier kayaking school in the Southeast, is offering several group clinics exclusively for TVCC members this season. The first clinic is an introduction to creeking. This is a class designed for beginners. This is a great opportunity to learn proper technique and good habits before Paddle School. The class will be taught on the Cartecay River by Joe Gudger. You must be a TVCC member in order to attend. Meet at the parking lot at Cartecay River Experience-River Left (aka Woody's) at 4:00pm. Link to location Cartecay River Experience - River Left. If you are coming from west of the river, the GPS will tell you to turn right on Lower Cartecay Rd from Hwy 52. You cannot turn here because the bridge is closed. You must continue straight on Hwy 52 for 3.3 miles, then turn left on Aaron Rd (there is a school on your right). Turn right at the end of Aaron Rd onto Lower Cartecay Rd. Go straight for a mile and Woody's will be on your left. Contact the training officer, Carl Schoonover, at training@tvccpaddler.com if you have any questions. You must register online. Contacting a board member or ACE Kayaking will not count as registering for the event. 

 

Registration begins on Friday, April 7 and will conclude on Wednesday, May 3.

 

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing. This will NOT be open for One Time Guests. If you are new to TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event. Please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $20 for individual and $25 for a family membership. You can join by clicking here.

2023-04-22
Upper Nantahala
Registration opens on 2023-04-09
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Please contact Carl Schoonover by phone or email after registering online for this trip.

When: April 22, 10am

Where: Upper Nantahala, Class III

Contact: Carl Schoonover, 770-355-9194, training@tvccpaddler.com

Who Can Attend: TVCC members in good standing. If you are not a member yet, but are considering it, you may participate as a one time guest (you still must register online). Go to https://tvccpaddler.com/join-tvcc/ to create or renew your membership. 

Event in Detail: Spring is just around the corner, and that means Spring Fling at the Nantahala. This is a special weekend because they release water through the Cascades and Upper sections of the river. We will have an organized club trip on the Upper Nantahala. This is a class III stretch of river. It is easier than the Middle Ocoee, but it has more consequences. You should have been on the Ocoee a few times before going on the Upper Nantahala. When you register, the trip lead will make sure that you are ready for this trip. We will meet at the parking lot at Patton's run at 10am. We will then do a lap on the Upper section. Afterwards, we will drive down to Nantahala Falls and take inflatables down Lesser Wesser. These plans are tentative and are subject to change.

River Information: https://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/view/river-detail/3663/main

Meeting Location: https://goo.gl/maps/KtBFfGYstPXb4Bsy5 

Special Considerations: Keep an eye on the weather. It may be cold. Also, bring your favorite inflatable!

 

 

2023-04-01
Clear Creek, Barnett to Lilly, Class II/III Whitewater Trip
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Please contact Stacy Stone directly (via email- slgee426@yahoo.com) or phone after registering online for this trip.

When: April 1

Where: Clear Creek, Barnett to Lilly, Class II/III

Contact: Stacy Stone, 423.443.2175, Trip will be led by George Hawkins

Event in Detail: Come join the fun on Clear Creek with TVCC! Please bring appropriate winter paddling gear- i.e.: drytop/drypants or drysuit, poogies, and thermal under layers. For more river info: https://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/view/river-detail/1730/main

https://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/view/river-detail/1731/main

Special Considerations: This trip is weather and water dependent!

Past Events


2023-03-11
South Sauty, Class III/IV Whitewater trip
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Please contact John Hubbard to access your skills for this trip. Please contact John directly via the number listed below after registering online for this trip.

When: March 11, with back up dates on March 12 or March 18

Where: South Sauty, Class III/IV

Contact: John Hubbard, 423.432.9748

Event in Detail: Come join the fun on South Sauty with TVCC! Please bring appropriate winter paddling gear- i.e.: drytop/drypants or drysuit, poogies, and thermal under layers. For more river info: https://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/view/river-detail/78/main

Special Considerations: This trip is weather and water dependent!

2023-03-04
Cartecay River, Class II/III Whitewater
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Please contact Stacy Stone after registering online for this trip for additional trip details.

When: March 4

Where: Cartecay River, Class II/III

Contact: Stacy Stone, 423.443.2175

Event in Detail: Come join the fun on the Cartecay River with TVCC! Please bring appropriate winter paddling gear- i.e.: drytop/drypants or drysuit, poogies, and thermal under layers. For more river info: https://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/view/river-detail/3418/main

Special Considerations: This trip is weather and water dependent!

2023-01-28
Locust Fork, Class II+/III
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REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED AT THIS TIME. PLEASE SIGN UP ON THE WAITLIST.

When: Jan 28, 2023

Where: Locust Fork, Class II+/III

Trip Leader  - Contact: Stacy Stone, 423.443.2175

Event in Detail: Come join the fun on the Locust River with TVCC! 

Please bring appropriate winter paddling gear- i.e.: drytop/drypants or drysuit, poogies, and thermal under layers.

For more river info: https://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/view/river-detail/3901/main

Special Considerations: *Please note this trip is water and weather dependent!

 

2023-01-21
Tellico River- Ledges and Middle, Class III+
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Please contact the trip leader directly after registering for this trip.  --> Robert Haile, 423.421.5818

When: Rescheduled to Jan 21, 2023

Where: Tellico River- Ledges and Middle, Class III+

Trip Leader  - Contact : Robert Haile, 423.421.5818

Event in Detail: Participants can paddle both the Upper/Middle Tellico or choose to paddle only one section.

Come join the fun on the Tellico River with TVCC!

Please bring appropriate winter paddling gear- i.e.: dry top/drypants or drysuit, poogies, and thermal under layers.

For more river info: https://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/view/river-detail/1791/main

Special Considerations: * Trip lead will make Go/No Go decision based on weather conditions.  Please ensure you notifiy Trip Lead by phone call or text message that you are registered so he can contact you with late breaking details or changes to the trip.   Robert Haile, 423.421.5818

2022-11-12
Cartecay River, Class II/II+, Nov 12
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When: Nov 12

Where: Cartecay River, Class II/II+

Contact: Pat Carver, 423.304.6519

Event in Detail: Come join the fun on the Cartecay River with TVCC! Please bring appropriate winter paddling gear- i.e.: drytop/drypants or drysuit, poogies, and thermal under layers. For more river info: https://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/view/river-detail/3418/main

Special Considerations: *Please note this trip is water and weather dependent!

2022-11-05
Nantahala River, Class II/III, Nov 5
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When: Nov 5

Where: Nantahala River, Class II/III

Contact: Stacy Stone, slgee426@yahoo.com, 4234432175

Event in Detail: Come join the fun on the Nantahala or Hiwassee River with TVCC! Please bring appropriate winter paddling gear- i.e.: drytop/drypants or drysuit, poogies, and thermal under layers. For more river info: https://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/view/river-detail/1101/main

Special Considerations: *Please note this trip is subject to dam release. If not releasing, we will move the trip accordingly.

2022-10-30
Boo Run- Last Ocoee Release
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TVCC's Boo Run is BACK! Join us for the last Middle Ocoee release of the season.

Contact: Stacy Stone, slgee426@yahoo.com

When: October 30, 11 am

Where: Middle Ocoee, Class III, Meet at the private boater takeout

Event in Detail: Come celebrate the end of the Ocoee season! Bring your raft, shredder, canoe or kayak; dress in Halloween costume, and plan for a Spook-tacular time on the river.

Prizes for the Boo Run are as follows: $100 Rock Creek gift card for the Best Group Costume (i.e.- raft, shredder, tandem craft),

$75 R/C gift card for the Best Individual Costume

$50 R/C gift card for the 2nd place Individual Costume

$25 R/C gift card for the 3rd place Individual Costume

*Must be a TVCC member to win!

After party and awards to be held at the R/C and NOC pavilion after the Boo Run paddle. Bring your own brews and chews! Party will start at approximately 3-3:30 pm.

2022-09-17 thru 2022-09-18
2022 Fall Swiftwater Rescue Student Sign Up
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It's time for the Fall Swiftwater Rescue course!

 

Volunteers please preregister for course on the SWR Volunteer signup page

 

An ACA L4 Swiftwater Rescue course taught on the Ocoee River by Team Safety, the club's current and qualified SWR instructor team. Students must be comfortable paddling Class III whitewater. This course is on the Ocoee river, but we will not be paddling any of the named rapids. The course size is limited to 15 students.

 

Required equipment to participate in the course: -Normal paddling gear (boat, paddle, helmet, etc.)

-Closed toe shoes -Rescue PFD (some may be available as loaners) -Rescue tether -Three locking carabiners (screw or twist gate) -A throw rope (50 foot length and 1/4 inch minimum) -One 20 foot section of 1 inch tubular nylon webbing

-Two 6 foot sections of prussic cord (5mm preferred, 6mm can work)

-Two rescue pulleys (1" prussik minding--smc crx, omega ice, fusion rescue all work)

 

The water will be cold. Drysuits are recommended.

 

You must be a TVCC member to participate. The Smartwaivers are good for one year.

There is a $50 deposit that will be refunded after participation.

 

Contact Robert Theurer at safety@tvccpaddler.com

 

*Drug and alcohol use will not be permitted before or during on-water activities.

 

This year’s course will be based at Adventures Unlimited. We will be training on the Ocoee River, but not paddling the named rapids of the middle Ocoee. Saturday will be ½ day on the water and ½ day training at camp. Sunday will be a full day on the water. The course begins at 8:00 am EDT at the public put in for the Middle Ocoee. This IS NOT river time please be there and ready to go by 8:00am!

****Preregistration is required no walk on will be allowed. ****

 

REGISTRATION: YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS EVENT!!

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing, subject to review by the Training Officer and Safety Officer.  You can join by clicking here.

2022-09-17 thru 2022-09-18
2022 Fall Swiftwater Rescue VOLUNTEERS ONLY
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EVENT: If you are helping put on the Fall 2022 SWR class please signup here.

 

IF YOU ARE A STUDENT PLEASE SIGN UP ON THE 2022 FALL SWIFTWATER RESCUR STUDENT COURSE PAGE

 

We will be based out of Adventures Unlimited. The club will pay for camping and the Saturday night meal. The water will be cold. Drysuits are recommended. Thank you for volunteering. This course would not be possible without you!!

 

Contact Robert Theurer at safety@tvccpaddler.com

 

REGISTRATION: YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS EVENT!!

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event; please contact the event manager for a one time free participation to check us out. Otherwise please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $30 for individual and family memberships. You can join by clicking here.

2022-09-10
Whitewater Training Trip #15-Ocoee (Rails to takeout)
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This event is part of the summer training series after Paddle School. The training series is designed for beginner paddlers to practice and develop their skills to eventually run the Ocoee by the end of the season. They differ from Paddle School in that though no formal instruction takes place, the trips will have a trip leader and sufficient support boaters to assist in skills development. We will have fun, but this is not designed to be just a social gathering. We will work the river, not just cruise down it. You must be a TVCC member in order to attend. Feel free to ask any questions. 

 

This is it everyone! The moment you have been preparing for this whole summer! It's time to experience the Ocoee in all its glory. We will meet at the private boater takeout at 10:00am. Link to location https://goo.gl/maps/hDVNUVf8mesm2Yza7. Please be on time because we will have a safety briefing. From there we will set up shuttle. We will do everything except Grumpy's. I will contact you all by Thursday, September 8 before the trip in order to vet everyone and make sure that you are ready for this trip. Please contact Carl Schoonover at carl.h.schoonover@gmail.com if you have any questions. 

 

Registration opens on Wednesday, 8/31/22 and closes Wednesday, 9/7/22.

 

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event. Please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $30 for individual and $35 and up for a family membership. You can join by clicking here.

2022-08-28
Whitewater Training Trip #14-Ocoee Sampler (Slice n Dice to Goforth)
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This event is part of the summer training series after Paddle School. The training series is designed for beginner paddlers to practice and develop their skills to eventually run the Ocoee by the end of the season. They differ from Paddle School in that though no formal instruction takes place, the trips will have a trip leader and sufficient support boaters to assist in skills development. We will have fun, but this is not designed to be just a social gathering. We will work the river, not just cruise down it. You must be a TVCC member in order to attend. Feel free to ask any questions. 

 

We will meet at the take out at 12:00pm. Link to location https://goo.gl/maps/aTvLsZVp44z7WDt67. Please be on time because we will have a safety briefing. From there we will set up shuttle. Please contact David Baggett at dbaggett98@gmail.com to let him know you are coming by Wednesday before the trip.

 

Registration opens on Sunday, 8/21/22

 

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event. Please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $30 for individual and $35 and up for a family membership. You can join by clicking here.

2022-08-27
Outdoor Chattanooga Paddle Fest
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Chattanooga Paddlefest is an organized, recreational people-powered paddle event to celebrate Chattanooga as a cohort river town of the Tennessee RiverLine Partnership. The Tennessee RiverLine, North America’s next great regional trail system, flows through Chattanooga’s vibrant downtown. The event welcomes kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards to paddle a 5.4 mile stretch of the Tennessee River, from TN Riverpark to Ross’ Landing. Coordination with local rental companies provides additional opportunity to participate or bring your own personal paddle craft. Shuttles are provided to assist with parking logistics prior to the event start. The event is supported by Outdoor Chattanooga, a division of the City of Chattanooga’s Parks and Outdoors Department. A shuttle will be provided starting at 11 am for your boat.  

More more information, check out the website:  https://outdoorchattanooga.com/programs/chattanooga-paddlefest/

Please contact Eric at Outdoor Chattanooga for more information and/or to volunteer:  423-645-6888

 

2022-08-27
Whitewater Training Trip #13-Pigeon (Power Plant to Hartford)
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This event is part of the summer training series after Paddle School. The training series is designed for beginner paddlers to practice and develop their skills to eventually run the Ocoee by the end of the season. They differ from Paddle School in that though no formal instruction takes place, the trips will have a trip leader and sufficient support boaters to assist in skills development. We will have fun, but this is not designed to be just a social gathering. We will work the river, not just cruise down it. You must be a TVCC member in order to attend. Feel free to ask any questions. 

 

We will meet at the takeout at 11:00am. Link to location https://goo.gl/maps/Y3cVLMTfnUMauWu47. Please be on time because we will have a safety briefing. From there we will set up shuttle. Please contact Robert Haile at rjhaile@gmail.com to let him know you are coming by Wednesday before the trip.

 

Registration opens on Sunday, 8/21/22

 

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event. Please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $30 for individual and $35 and up for a family membership. You can join by clicking here.

2022-08-20
Whitewater Training Trip #12-Nolichucky (Poplar, NC to USA Raft)
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This event is part of the summer training series after Paddle School. The training series is designed for beginner paddlers to practice and develop their skills to eventually run the Ocoee by the end of the season. They differ from Paddle School in that though no formal instruction takes place, the trips will have a trip leader and sufficient support boaters to assist in skills development. We will have fun, but this is not designed to be just a social gathering. We will work the river, not just cruise down it. You must be a TVCC member in order to attend. Feel free to ask any questions. 

We will meet at the parking lot at USA Raft at 11:00am. Link to location https://g.page/usar-adventure-resort?share. Please be on time because we will have a safety briefing. Parking at USA Raft is $5/car. Because of the long shuttle, we will use the local shuttle service. How this works is a local person will take you, your boat, and gear to the put in so that way your car will be at the takeout at the end of the day. Cost is $25/shuttle driver, so please bring cash to split the costs. Because of the logistics for shuttle, the last day to register for this trip will be August 16. This will be enforced! This will allow us to get the appropriate number of shuttle drivers. Please contact Steven Adams at swrcourses@gmail.com to let him know you are coming by Wednesday before the trip.

 

Registration opens on Wednesday, 8/10/22, and will close on Tuesday, 8/16/22

 

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event. Please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $30 for individual and $35 and up for a family membership. You can join by clicking here.

2022-08-13
Whitewater Training Trip #11-Pigeon (Power Plant to Hartford)
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This event is part of the summer training series after Paddle School. The training series is designed for beginner paddlers to practice and develop their skills to eventually run the Ocoee by the end of the season. They differ from Paddle School in that though no formal instruction takes place, the trips will have a trip leader and sufficient support boaters to assist in skills development. We will have fun, but this is not designed to be just a social gathering. We will work the river, not just cruise down it. You must be a TVCC member in order to attend. Feel free to ask any questions. 

 

We will meet at the takeout at 11:00am. Link to location https://goo.gl/maps/Y3cVLMTfnUMauWu47. Please be on time because we will have a safety briefing. From there we will set up shuttle. Please contact Graham Stein at s13gram@gmail.com to let him know you are coming by Wednesday before the trip.

 

Registration opens on Sunday, 8/7/22

 

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event. Please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $30 for individual and $35 and up for a family membership. You can join by clicking here.

2022-08-07
Whitewater Training Trip #10-Chattooga 3.5 (Thrifts to Woodall)
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This event is part of the summer training series after Paddle School. The training series is designed for beginner paddlers to practice and develop their skills to eventually run the Ocoee by the end of the season. They differ from Paddle School in that though no formal instruction takes place, the trips will have a trip leader and sufficient support boaters to assist in skills development. We will have fun, but this is not designed to be just a social gathering. We will work the river, not just cruise down it. You must be a TVCC member in order to attend. Feel free to ask any questions. 

 

We will meet at the parking lot at Bull Sluice rapid at 10:00am. Link to location https://goo.gl/maps/KwmbfQZYTmMFGkEb9. Please be on time because we will have a safety briefing. From there we will set shuttle. Please contact Carl Schoonover at carl.h.schoonover@gmail.com to let him know you are coming by Wednesday before the trip.

 

Registration opens on Sunday, 7/31/22

 

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event. Please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $30 for individual and $35 and up for a family membership. You can join by clicking here.

2022-08-06
Whitewater Training Trip #9-Lesser Wesser Messer (Nantahala Falls)
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This event is part of the summer training series after Paddle School. The training series is designed for beginner paddlers to practice and develop their skills to eventually run the Ocoee by the end of the season. They differ from Paddle School in that though no formal instruction takes place, the trips will have a trip leader and sufficient support boaters to assist in skills development. We will have fun, but this is not designed to be just a social gathering. We will work the river, not just cruise down it. You must be a TVCC member in order to attend. Feel free to ask any questions. 

 

Want to work on catching eddies? Or are you still intimidated by the Nantahala Falls? Then come out to the Lesser Wesser Messer. For this event, we will work solely on Lesser Wesser (more commonly referred to as Nantahala Falls). We will practice working this rapid to build confidence. This trip will focus on catching as many eddies as possible, and running different lines. You must have attended at least 2 of the 3 previous Nantahala trips in order to attend this one. We will meet at the NOC at 11:00am. Link to location https://g.page/noc1972?share. Please be on time because we will have a safety briefing. Please contact Katey Neuffer at ikneuffer@gmail.com to let her know you are coming by Wednesday before the trip. 

 

Registration opens on Sunday, 7/31/22

 

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event. Please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $30 for individual and $35 and up for a family membership. You can join by clicking here.

 

Extra trip attraction:  the club is hosting a Summer Party for all club members the same day, Aug 6 at 6PM, at Quest Expeditions Rafting Company, Ocoee, TN.  We will have food, music, fun and games, and plenty of socializing together.  Go to this event page and register.  We need you to register so there is enough food.

2022-08-06
TVCC Summer Party and Get Together
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If registration has closed, you must email John Hubbard at johnhubbard46@yahoo.com with your name and total people count in your group. Please use "TVCC Party" as the subject. Registration for food closes Friday Aug 5 at noon.

 

Location

Quest Expeditions Rafting Company, 281 Highway 64, Ocoee, TN , NE corner of Highway 411, on way to Ocoee River, at the pavilion

 

Description

This is a summer get together of club members to have some fun, eat some food, and meet some other members of TVCC you may not already know. We will have catered hamburgers and hot dogs with all the trimmings served at 6PM, listen to some music (more on who is coming soon), and play volleyball or disc gulf for the young (or any age) at heart. We will also get to know our club a little better. Three of our past officers will tell a couple of short and nice stories about when they were serving your club that they have fond memories of. Of course we will give you a look ahead to some more things the club has planned in the near future. Finally, we will have drinks and beer by the can available by our caterer Apricot Cafe for purchase if that is your thing. A flatwater trip on Parksville Lake and the ever favorite Lesser Wesser Messer Nantahala trip are happening on this same day. So come on these trips and then then cap off the day here at our Summer Party.

 

Contact John Hubbard at johnhubbard46@yahoo.com for more information.

 

2022-07-30
Rescue Rodeo 2022
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THIS REGISTRATION IS FOR STUDENTS ONLY! IF YOU WISH TO VOLUNTEER, PLEASE REGISTER ON THE VOLUNTEERS PAGE.

 

Want to know how to help rescue a friend, but you don't know how? Or do you know how to self-rescue? Then join our Rescue Rodeo! This class is designed to give the beginner kayaker basic river rescue skills to make whitewater trips safer and more fun.  You will learn whitewater safety philosophy, equipment, how to re-enter a swamped boat, how to tow swimmers using your boat, equipment recovery techniques, how to swim in whitewater, and much more. This is a river rescue skills course the club has designed for new boaters. This is not a whitewater training trip.  We will be running the Hiwassee River. You need to have the required skills and equipment. This is an all day course. The morning will be land based instruction at Firewater Grill. You will be on the water all afternoon. The class will run from 8:00am-7:00pm EST. Sign in will be from 8:00am-8:30am EST. After the class is over, we will have dinner. Food vouchers will be provided for everyone, so there will be no need to provide food. Camping is available for $30/person/night. The club will cover half the camping costs for students Saturday night ($15/person).  There aren't any trees, so no hammocks. Only car, tent, and small campers (there aren't any plug-ins). An alternative to camping at Firewater Grill is to camp at Gee Creek Campground. There will be a $50 deposit for students that will be refunded after participation in the course. If you sign up and can't attend, please notify me so I can remove you from the list. Please contact Carl Schoonover at carl.h.schoonover@gmail.com if you have any questions.

 

Required gear: 

  • Paddle gear: Boat, paddle, spray skirt, PFD, and whitewater helmet. 

  • Clothing: Dress for the swim. You will be swimming on the Hiwassee, which is cold. You will have an opportunity to change into your paddling clothes after we finish our morning classroom activities. 

  • Food: Bring your lunch and enough water for a full day on and off the river. 

  • Other: Chair, sunscreen, bug spray. 

 

PREREQUISITE SKILLS: 

  • Students MUST know how to swim

  • Students MUST be able to perform a wet exit without assistance

  • Students MUST be able to paddle class I-II whitewater (Hiwassee) 

 

Contact Carl Schoonover at carl.h.schoonover@gmail.com

 

***DRUG AND ALCOHOL USE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED BEFORE OR DURING ON-WATER ACTIVITIES!***

The location for this year's class will be at Firewater Grill. Link to location https://goo.gl/maps/3JXqyYDJArxWUr6b9.

We will be limiting to no more than 32 students this year. 

***PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. NO WALK ONS WILL BE ALLOWED***

***REGISTRATION: YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS EVENT.***

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event. Please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $30 for individual and $35 and up for a family membership. You can join by clicking here. 

 

Best Regards,

Tennessee Valley Canoe Club

2022-07-30
Rescue Rodeo 2022 VOLUNTEERS
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THIS IS FOR VOLUNTEERS ONLY! IF YOU WISH TO SIGN UP AS A STUDENT, PLEASE GO TO THE RESCUE RODEO 2022 EVENT! NO EXCEPTIONS!

 

Paddle School was a great success, and the training trips have already started. This means that Rescue Rodeo is just around the corner. We need group leaders, support boaters, instructors, and logistic support to make this happen. We will be on the Hiwassee River. 

 

TRIP LEADER CONTACT INFORMATION: Carl Schoonover carl.h.schoonover@gmail.com

 

Required gear: 

  • Paddle gear: Boat, paddle, spray skirt, PFD, and whitewater helmet. 

  • Clothing: Dress for the swim. You will be swimming on the Hiwassee, which is cold. You will have an opportunity to change into your paddling clothes after we finish our morning classroom activities. 

  • Food: Bring your lunch and enough water for a full day on and off the river. 

  • Other: Chair, sunscreen, bug spray.

 

***DRUG AND ALCOHOL USE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED BEFORE OR DURING ON-WATER ACTIVITIES!***

 

The location for this year's class will be at Firewater Grill. The river portion will take place on the Hiwassee River. Link to location https://goo.gl/maps/3JXqyYDJArxWUr6b9. The class will run from 8:00am-7:00pm EST. Sign in will be from 8:00am-8:30am EST. After the class is over, we will have dinner. Food vouchers will be provided for everyone, so there will be no need to provide food. Camping is available for $30/person/night. The club will cover camping costs for all volunteers Saturday night. There aren't any trees, so no hammocks. Only car, tent, and small campers (there aren't any plug-ins). An alternative to camping at Firewater Grill is to camp at Gee Creek Campground.

 

REGISTRATION: YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS EVENT

 

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event. Please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $30 for individual and $35 and up for a family membership. You can join by clicking here.

 

Best Regards, 

Tennessee Valley Canoe Club

2022-07-23
Whitewater Training Trip #8-Nantahala (Patton's Run to NOC)
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This event is part of the summer training series after Paddle School. The training series is designed for beginner paddlers to practice and develop their skills to eventually run the Ocoee by the end of the season. They differ from Paddle School in that though no formal instruction takes place, the trips will have a trip leader and sufficient support boaters to assist in skills development. We will have fun, but this is not designed to be just a social gathering. We will work the river, not just cruise down it. You must be a TVCC member in order to attend. Feel free to ask any questions. 

We will meet at the parking lot behind the Nantahala Outdoor Center at 11:00am. Link to location https://g.page/noc1972?share. Please be on time because we will have a safety briefing. From there we will set up shuttle. Please contact Mel Wilmarth at wilmarthmelissa@gmail.com to let her know you are coming by Wednesday before the trip.

Registration opens on Sunday, 7/17/22

 

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event. Please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $30 for individual and $35 and up for a family membership. You can join by clicking here.

2022-07-16
Whitewater Training Trip #7-Nantahala (Patton's Run to NOC)
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This event is part of the summer training series after Paddle School. The training series is designed for beginner paddlers to practice and develop their skills to eventually run the Ocoee by the end of the season. They differ from Paddle School in that though no formal instruction takes place, the trips will have a trip leader and sufficient support boaters to assist in skills development. We will have fun, but this is not designed to be just a social gathering. We will work the river, not just cruise down it. You must be a TVCC member in order to attend. Feel free to ask any questions. 

We will meet at the parking lot behind the Nantahala Outdoor Center at 11:00am. Link to location https://g.page/noc1972?share. Please be on time because we will have a safety briefing. From there we will set up shuttle. Please contact Jason Holley at jasonholley@comcast.net to let him know you are coming by Wednesday before the trip.

Registration opens on Sunday, 7/10/22

 

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event. Please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $30 for individual and $35 and up for a family membership. You can join by clicking here.

2022-07-09
Whitewater Training Trip #6-Nantahala (Patton's Run to NOC)
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This event is part of the summer training series after Paddle School. The training series is designed for beginner paddlers to practice and develop their skills to eventually run the Ocoee by the end of the season. They differ from Paddle School in that though no formal instruction takes place, the trips will have a trip leader and sufficient support boaters to assist in skills development. We will have fun, but this is not designed to be just a social gathering. We will work the river, not just cruise down it. You must be a TVCC member in order to attend. Feel free to ask any questions. 

We will meet at the parking lot behind the Nantahala Outdoor Center at 11:00am. Link to location https://g.page/noc1972?share. Please be on time because we will have a safety briefing. From there we will set up shuttle. Please contact Brian Tuthill at ratking7272@gmail.com to let him know you are coming by Wednesday before the trip.

Registration opens on Sunday, 7/3/22

 

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event. Please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $30 for individual and $35 and up for a family membership. You can join by clicking here.

2022-06-26
Whitewater Training Trip #5-Cartecay (Woody's to Blackberry Falls)
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This event is part of the summer training series after Paddle School. The training series is designed for beginner paddlers to practice and develop their skills to eventually run the Ocoee by the end of the season. They differ from Paddle School in that though no formal instruction takes place, the trips will have a trip leader and sufficient support boaters to assist in skills development. We will have fun, but this is not designed to be just a social gathering. We will work the river, not just cruise down it. You must be a TVCC member in order to attend. Feel free to ask any questions. 

There will be two options for meeting. If you would like to carpool, meet at Camp Jordan in East Ridge. We will leave Camp Jordan no later than 11am, so give yourself plenty of time to get everything ready. Link to location https://goo.gl/maps/u5jQ2Y9yz2XZPEVY8. You can also meet with us at the Cartecay put in (aka Woody's) at 12:30 pm. Link to location https://goo.gl/maps/nCiDvMXuzAKTTEBp7. Please be on time because we will have a safety briefing. We must use their shuttle on the weekends during the summer. The shuttle cost is $7 cash, $10 credit/debit card. Please contact John Hubbard at john_in_mali46@yahoo.com by Wednesday before the trip.

Registration opens on Sunday, 6/19/22

 

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event. Please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $30 for individual and $35 and up for a family membership. You can join by clicking here.

2022-06-25
Whitewater Training Trip #4-Hiwassee (Apalachia Powerhouse to bridge at Reliance)
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This event is part of the summer training series after Paddle School. The training series is designed for beginner paddlers to practice and develop their skills to eventually run the Ocoee by the end of the season. They differ from Paddle School in that though no formal instruction takes place, the trips will have a trip leader and sufficient support boaters to assist in skills development. We will have fun, but this is not designed to be just a social gathering. We will work the river, not just cruise down it. You must be a TVCC member in order to attend. Feel free to ask any questions. 

We will meet at the parking lot by the takeout at Hiwassee Outfitters at 11:00am. Link to location https://goo.gl/maps/3NLFZMSbN163877R6. Please be on time because we will have a safety briefing. From there we will set up shuttle. Keep in mind that parking is $3/vehicle at the put in. Please contact Spence Lycan at dogpaddle8@gmail.com to let him know you are coming by Wednesday before the trip.

Registration opens on Sunday, 6/19/22

 

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event. Please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $30 for individual and $35 and up for a family membership. You can join by clicking here.

2022-06-18
Whitewater Training Trip #3-Cartecay (Woody's to Blackberry Falls)
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This event is part of the summer training series after Paddle School. The training series is designed for beginner paddlers to practice and develop their skills to eventually run the Ocoee by the end of the season. They differ from Paddle School in that though no formal instruction takes place, the trips will have a trip leader and sufficient support boaters to assist in skills development. We will have fun, but this is not designed to be just a social gathering. We will work the river, not just cruise down it. You must be a TVCC member in order to attend. Feel free to ask any questions. 

We will meet at the parking lot at Cartecay River Experience-River Left (aka Woody's) at 12:00pm. Link to location https://goo.gl/maps/nCiDvMXuzAKTTEBp7. Please be on time because we will have a safety briefing. We must use their shuttle on the weekends during the summer. The shuttle cost is $7 cash, $10 credit/debit card. Please contact Gail Lyons at gaillyons1029@gmail.com to let her know you are coming by Wednesday before the trip.

Registration opens on Sunday, 6/12/22

 

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event. Please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $30 for individual and $35 and up for a family membership. You can join by clicking here.

2022-06-12
Whitewater Training Trip #2-Hiwassee (Apalachia Powerhouse to Bridge at Reliance)
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This event is part of the summer training series after Paddle School. The training series is designed for beginner paddlers to practice and develop their skills to eventually run the Ocoee by the end of the season. They differ from Paddle School in that though no formal instruction takes place, the trips will have a trip leader and sufficient support boaters to assist in skills development. We will have fun, but this is not designed to be just a social gathering. We will work the river, not just cruise down it. Feel free to ask any questions.

We will meet at the parking lot by the takeout at Hiwassee Outfitters at 11:00am. Link to location https://goo.gl/maps/3NLFZMSbN163877R6. Please be on time because we will have a safety briefing. From there we will set up shuttle. Keep in mind that parking is $3/vehicle at the put in. Please contact Katey Neuffer at ikneuffer@gmail.com to let her know you are coming by Wednesday before the trip.

Registration opens on Sunday, 6/5/22.

2022-06-11 thru 2022-10-01
WHITEWATER TRAINING TRIPS
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