Category Archives: Events
Rain and Wind Call Day One of Annual Event
Members of the Columbia Outboard Racing Association made their first attempt to set world record times in the 2010 Rockey Stone Memorial Kilos Saturday, October 9th. The race course was set up in a straight line from East Devils Lake State Park to Sand Point; a total length of one “Kilo” or kilometer (5/8 mile). Day one brought wind and rains that plagued their attempts to set new world records. The Hopp Racing Team didn’t let the bad weather stand in their way with a record setting run of 165 mph. Take a look at the video to see the action. The weather caused event officials to call the race for the rest of the day.
In a Kilo event each driver competes against the clock, and gets six runs, three in each direction. The final speed is the average of two consecutive runs in opposite directions. The driver can take all of his runs at one time or delay the balance after one run waiting for better conditions. The Rockey Stone Memorial Kilos began in the 1950’s and have run annually as an American Power Boat Association sanctioned event. All involved are hoping for better weather for day two. Please take a look at our photo gallery of the event.
Day two did bring better weather but the race field was reduced to three participants. The race crews tried to extract every ounce of speed our of their machines. With such a narrow field this made the wait between runs quite long. The pay off was a couple of really great runs. For race results check in with the Columbia Outboard Racing Association. To witness two of the second day’s runs follow these links the 153 mph run and 155 mph run.
32 Year Old Event Cancelled by Weather
This weekend should have seen the return of the 32nd annual Fall Kite Festival at the D River Wayside. The skies should have been filled with giant kites as well as the very maneuverable quad-line kites. Unfortunately, the skies were filled with drops of moisture in the form of unrelenting rains. Plans for the event included the popular giant kites, rokkaku kites, and a kid’s parade, but instead there was just wet sand. For the first time some of the events were planned to occur in the Lincoln City Cultural Center such as kite making demonstrations, kite displays and miniatures kites. This part of the day was not impacted by the inclement weather. We have a few pictures of this wet event.
Neskowin Valley School Annual Gathering
The weather did not dampen the fun to be had at the Neskowin Valley School Harvest Festival. The Harvest Festival is an important annual celebration and fundraising event planned by the parents and staff of the school. This year’s Harvest Festival included a silent auction, wine auction, quilt raffle, arts and crafts vendors, music, entertainment, and food.
On the main stage was juggler Charlie Brown from the Flying Karamozov Brothers and attendees were treated to the sounds of Donna and the Side Effects. There was more than more than one opportunity to go home with a special treat. The wares of artisans, fresh baked goods, and many wonderful silent auction items were available for right price. The Harvest Festival brings more than 1,000 people to the valley and helps to raise a significant portions of the funds required to operate the school. If you missed it this year make sure you stop in next year. Be sure to take a look at our photo gallery.
Rich Shimer Wins Race
JIM FOSSUM The News Guard
For someone competing in their first triathlon, Adam Shimer produced some pretty gratifying results.
Shimer, an Oregon State trooper stationed in Depoe Bay, won the 20th annual Lincoln City Sprint Triathlon at Regatta Grounds Park on Devils Lake on Sunday, Sept. 12, after borrowing his dad’s road bike and training for just two weeks.
“Definitely the run,” Shimer said when asked what phase of the race he performed best in. “I was 10th going into the run, but took the lead at about one mile and never looked back.” Continue reading
The world’s greatest Watercraft Freeriders and racers descended once again on Pacific City Oregon on September 9, 10, and 11, for this year’s top US PWC surf event which combines the second round of the IFWA Freeride World Championship Tour with the IJSBA Freeride World Cup and Motosurf Western Championship. Many residents from Devils Lake traveled to Tierra Del Mar Beach just north of Pacific City to enjoy the event. The Blowsion Surf Slam brought over 40 riders from around the world competing for a cash purse and points towards the IFWA World title and competing for the 2nd Annual IJSBA Freeride World Cup. Joining them were some of the best PWC racers in the world who displayed high speed turns through a grueling buoy course all while being challenged by the Pacific Coast’s always unpredictable waves. Follow this link to see our gallery on event.
Pro Freeride Results: 2010 Blowsionprofreerideresults.Pdf
Amature Freeride Results: 2010 Blowsionamafreerideresults.Pdf
Pro and Amature Race Results: 2010 Blowsionproamraceresults.Pdf
K&S Big Air Showdown Results: 2010 K&S_Showdown Results.Pdf
IFWA Points: 2010 IFWA Points.Pdf
The 2010 show celebrated the Port’s centennial year – and it was the best show yet!
The Sixth Annual Port of Toledo Wooden Boat Show was held August 20 – 22, 2010. The Port of Toledo Wooden Boat Show, held annually, is an old-fashioned, down-home style waterfront festival where everything is enjoyable and nothing much is fancy! It is as genuinely grassroots American as you can get. First held in 2005, the first Wooden Boat Show coincided with the City of Toledo’s Centennial Celebration.
August weather is fantastic for a boat show and the Wooden Boat Show showcases vintage and new wooden boats at Port Dock One! The finest boat builders in the Pacific Northwest come to exhibit their work and demonstrate their craft. Live music and food from various vendors along with events for the entire family make this a festival not to be missed. Local artisans line the walk to exhibit and sell their works and crafts.
This year there were two beautifully restored 16’ Calkins Craft at the show. These boats were built throughout the 1950’s in Delake Oregon in a warehouse located on the East side of highway 101 directly across from Kylo’s restaurant. Both Calkins Craft owners claimed their boat spent considerable time on Devils Lake in its previous life. Click here to see the full photo gallery of the Toledo Show. Also visit the Port of Toledo Oregon Blog for more photos of the event.