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Greens Bayou Regatta
October 22, 2016 @ 9:00 am$50
The Greens Bayou Regatta will combine recreation, stewardship, and education on one of Houston’s most beautiful and secluded waterways, Greens Bayou. The 7.5 mile race course will showcase two planned launch locations, Brock Park and Thomas Bell Foster Park. This inaugural regatta will raise funds and awareness to implement the proposed 27.5 mile paddle trail. Register today for this exciting inaugural event and experience some of Houston’s hidden natural areas!
The suggested fundraising goal for paddlers to help the paddle trail is 50$/teams $100.
*Paddlers registering day of will be charged $50 late registration fee and must have their own boat. (shirt not guaranteed)
The Greens Bayou Regatta will start at Brock Park and end at Thomas Bell Foster Park 7.7 miles downstream. The bayou banks are wooded all along the course. The bayou is deep and flat. Normally, there is very little current. The bayou has very few obstacles – dead tree trunks and bridge pilings – thus you will have open water throughout the course.
There are six bridges that will help you mark your progress and keep you aware of your location. The mileage listed shows distance from the start, the distance to the finish, and leg length.
Ley Road/Green River Drive 0.5 7.2 0.5
Business 90/Union Pacific RR 1.5 6.2 1.0
US 90 double bridge 3.95 3.75 2.45
Wallisville Road 4.35 3.35 0.4
Woodforest Boulevard 5.71 2.0 1.36
Normandy Street 7.46 0.25 1.75
Foster Park Finish line 7.7 0.0 0.25
When the Normandy Bridge comes into view, you will be able to see the finish line. The two red buoys will mark the end of the race. The three yellow buoys will mark the entrance to the take out stream.
Observation points are very limited with the best being Woodforest Boulevard bridge which has ample sidewalks.