Red Green Devotees Overcome High Seas for KUAC’s 18th Annual Red Green Regatta on Sunday, July 20th!
For the first time ever, the sound of the starter pistol, fired by University of Alaska Vice-Chancellor, Mike Sfraga, signaled the start of judging and not the start of the annual flotilla down the Chena River.
Due to historically high river levels and unsafe conditions, KUAC’s 18th Annual Red Green Regatta staged on land with the assistance of Fountainhead Development, REI, and Fairbanks Memorial Hospital at the corner of College and Old Steese.
Over 30 crafts staged in the parking lot, threw water balloons, were judged and showed some exceptional Red Green spirit despite the circumstances.
Special Thanks to our judges this year, UAF’s Mike Sfraga, Graphic North’s Wayne Clark, Patty Kastelic, Pogo Mine’s Lorna Shaw, Alaska Dispatch’s Dermot Cole, Max Hanft, Bettisworth North’s Tracey Vanairsdale and Frank Brown, and Glacier Point’s Steve Anderson.
PHOTO ALBUM of the 2014 Red Green Regatta
Congratulations to the winners!
1st – 4th place winning teams were treated to donated prizes from Paddler’s Cove Outfitters and Compeau’s along with hand-crafted duct tape trophies for their efforts.
Grand Prize – Thule Pulse XL Roof Top Carrier stuffed with goodies ($1500 value) – donated by Paddler’s Cove Outfitters
#7 The Mandatory Fun
Captain: Kris Gongob
#13 Jolly Jugs
Captain: Ted Riggs
#19 Chena Mutant Ninja Turtles
Captain: David Hernandez
#26 The Doctor
Captain: Alex Nolan
Harold’s Debacle –
Honoring nerdy nephew Harold, or just a debacle in general!
#23 Possum Word Game
Captain: Nick Connell
Given to the vessel that gave it a good go…
but in the end might have sunk or barely made it to the finish!#29 Red Shell Green Shell
Coined “B.A.D.” by Red Green, himself…the farther away it is the better it looks but in this case it could not make it to the dry event!#32 Bjorn’s Boat
Captain: John Denton
Not sure what to make of it but caught the judges’ attention!#27 Boat & Toes
Captain: Carl Anderson
Not sure what to make of it but caught the judges’ attention!#20 Fired
Captain: Royce Miller
If this had been a race, the judges’ are sure it would have been last!#22 1-800-RAFT
Captain: Craig Van Dyke
Huge THANK YOU to Our Sponsors!
Red Green Regatta Lead Sponsor
Duct Tape Level
- Dr. Dan Johnson Orthopedics
- Rivers Wood Products
- SportsMedicine & Orthopaedics Fairbanks
- Water Wagon
- Wendell Street Psychiatric Services
- Pro Music
- Paddler’s Cove Outfitters
- Dr Phyllis Pendergrast & Chuck Lemke
- Graphic North
A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR REGATTA VOLUNTEERS, JUDGES & KUAC STAFF!
None of this could be possible without the tremendous effort from our volunteers. They take registrations, direct traffic and people, set up and take down, promote, take pictures, sell t-shirts and emcee. Some volunteers and staff were put to work but many sat this one out due to the change of events, but either way we are very grateful to all!
168th Air Refueling Wing
Althea St. Martin
Cindy SchumakerConnie Page
Colleen ClelandJR Ancheta
KUAC Development Team
Special thanks to: Fairbanks North Star Borough, Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce, Fairbanks Daily News Miner, 5th Avenue Graphics & Design, Great Alaskan Shirt Company, Sentry Hardware, The Great Alaskan Bowl Company, The Donut Shoppe, and the University of Alaska Fairbanks – Depts. of Fire, Athletics, and Risk Management.