SAVE THE DATE for the 23rd ANNUAL COW PATTY PAGEANT!
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 7th, 2015
Valley Ford, CA.
Pre-Registration available online:
What is it?
A beautiful and protected round trip paddle on the Scenic Estero Americano to the Pacific Ocean and return. The Competitive class offers tactical challenges for those wishing to stay at the front of the pack. A more relaxed long course start provides a more measured pace. Shorter course for Novices and Families. Winners receive unique awards, applause and the coveted admiration of their fellow contestants.
Long Course: 11.5 miles total depending on conditions. Short Course: 5 miles depending on conditions.
Awards Ceremony, Auction and Raffle will follow the race at the warm, dry and spacious Valley Ford School House in Valley Ford. Watch for flooding on roads if raining.
Why should you come?
For Fun, Friendly Competition, Awards, and the chance to express your knowledge of animal husbandry practices. All ages and all paddle craft welcome! There will be prizes, food, fun, raffle, silent auction, and COWS!!! Moooo!
REGISTRATION: 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
PADDLERS MEETING: 8:45 AM
FAMILY / NOVICE 9:20 AM
INTERMEDIATE 9:40 AM
FAST 10:00 AM
AWARDS BANQUET: 1:30 PM
(ON SITE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE): $35
AWARDS BANQUET: $30
Kids under 18: $10 for race and $10 for banquet
PROCEEDS BENEFIT Rivers for Change, Sonoma Land Trust, and Sonoma Volunteer Fire Department
From Petaluma, Go West 8+ miles on Bodega Ave., to Valley Ford Road (stay right) 9+ miles to Valley Ford, Ca. When coming into town, turn left on School House Road. Go 80 meters to the Valley Ford School House, 3rd building on the left. Park, Register and pick up boat numbers, coffee if desired and instructions.
After registering go back to Valley Ford Road, turn right. Go 150 yards. Turn right on Middle Road. Go 1.0 miles to Marsh Road. Turn left on Marsh Road. Go 0.8 miles and park on South side (Only the South Side) of Marsh Road. Park off the Road as far as possible, to allow passage for emergency vehicles.
Note: You can unload boats adjacent to the intersection of Marsh and Franklin School Road, if you wish. This can shorten the walk to the put in significantly.
Unload, Suit up and follow directions to paddlers meeting near the Franklin School Road Bridge.
Watch for Flooding on roads if raining.
Thank you to our Sponsors for providing wonderful items for our Auction!