2011 Spirit of the Lake Regatta, Chiller Caterpillar, Crews & Brews Festival
Saturday, August 27, Grand Lake, Colorado — Spirit of the Lake Regatta, Chiller Caterpillar Race, and Crews and Brews Festival
Some of the proceeds from these events will go toward conservation efforts for the Colorado River Headwaters.
This regatta is staged on Grand Lake (once known as Spirit Lake) at an elevation of 8,437 feet. Grand Lake, located in north-central Colorado, is a friendly, historic mountain town near Rocky Mountain National Park. Grand Lake is the highest, largest natural lake in Colorado at the base of majestic Mt. Baldy.
There will be a staggered start exhibition Head Race first. The Teams will be timed over the course and results will be posted (after all teams have completed the race) in the Infinite West booth in Town Park. There will be awards for the fastest times in each category. Get Registered!
Entry fee for the Head Race is $25 per person. After Aug.25, entry fee is $30 per person.
Kayaks & Paddle Boards:
Kayaks and Paddle Boards will start immediately after the rowing regatta. The race course will be an out-and back course to a single buoy. The course will be shorter than that of the crew race – this is an ‘Exhibition’ paddle board race with a mile-long course +/-
Following the race at 1:00pm enjoy the Grand Lake Brew Fest and Colorado Beers! All racers will receive $10 off of the $25 event fee.
This Zany Fun Race has very few rules:
–Entry fee for Chiller Caterpillar is $25 per Individual or Team.
–ANY non-motorized water craft may enter–especially those you make yourself.
–Entries must be assembled on the water near the Town Dock on race day by race time.
–Teams/entrants MAY ONLY USE THEIR HANDS to DIRECTLY PROPEL the craft–NO paddles, oars or motors allowed!
–All entrants Must wear PFDs (life jackets) or be immediately disqualified–No Exceptions.
–An awards ceremony will be held in Town Park following the races with prizes for ‘Fastest Craft’, ‘Best Theme’, ‘Best Dressed Team’, and ‘Best Dressed Boat’–so bring your costumes and your cameras!
There are other awards too, so get your team and your craft ready and Get Registered!
Registration and Check-in will also be available for all racers on August 26 from 12:00 – 7:00pm at the Grand Lake Chamber office, 14700 U.S. Highway 34, Grand Lake, Colorado. For directions, click here.
Boat Rigging/Drop off August 26th – 3:00pm to 9:00 pm at Lake Park:
From the entrance to Grand Lake–from HWY 34 and the Grand lake Chamber Welcome Center, continue straight on West Portal Road. This road turns toward the right (toward town), but continue straight on West Portal Road toward the East Inlet Public Boat Launch area. (look for directional signage). At the very first stop sign, turn right onto Garfield Street. Continue toward the bottom of the hill and turn left onto Park Avenue. Go straight on Park Avenue then, turn right onto Hancock Street. Go straight at the stop sign and continue toward the Lake. Parking will be marked for trailers and boat storage.
E: Infinite West
P: (970) 531-6073