Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Canoe teams prep for Ruta Maya #13775
03/02/01 12:10 PM
03/02/01 12:10 PM
Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 81,913
oregon, spr
Marty Offline OP

Marty  Offline OP
Canoe teams and their managements are completing final preparations to
the challenge of the upcoming La Ruta Maya canoe race on the Mopan and
Belize Rivers. Competition is expected to be quite stiff with over a
hundred teams competing for an estimated $60,000 dollars cash prize this

Competitors will push off from San Ignacio at first light March 8 on the
first leg of the grueling three-day race, paddling to make the best time
the end of the first stage at Banana Bank Ranch.

The canoers will pit their wits and stamina against the river as they
for Bermudian Landing, where they will bed down for the night. After
limbering up sore muscles, they will continue on to Burrel Boom where
third leg ends. After a night's rest, they will be up at the crack of
on Sunday, March 11 for the final lap of the race.

The river will come alive with the sounds of human exertion and paddles
will flash and splash as the crews endeavour to push themselves over the
finish line first.

In Belize City, the crowds will gather at Belcan Bridge to cheer on
brave athletes.
Alex Lisby, Armin Lopez and Leroy Romero of the Black Rock Lodge Racing
team won last year's race in 22 hours 31 minutes and 56 seconds, besting
other teams to add their names to the record book of winners of the La
Maya River Challenge.

Sponsors contrive different tactics in an attempt to give their team the
edge. Wild rumours are flying around the racing camps that the Penner
is preparing to enter up to four teams. This is all in the game. Some
believe such strategies will give them an advantage, but that does not
guarantee a win.

Race organizer Orlando Harrison said, "This year is proving that the
is evolving not only in a test of strength and endurance, but as in all
other major sports a challenge full of strategical moves. For example,
several sponsors are registering more than one team, which of course
increases their chance for a win; but this by no means ensures them the
glory of winning the La Ruta Maya Extreme River Challenge.

"This year's race is bigger, and this is a fact, not just words. Last
there were no teams from Punta Gorda; so far six teams from that
have registered. Last year the Bradley trio: Cindy Carico, Cathy
and Edith Young were the first women's team to complete the race. This
is proving to be more vibrant in that category as a trio from New Mexico
U.S.A. have been training here for several weeks.

"We will not blow our own horn. To see that the race is growing, all the
masses have to do is come out on March 11 at the Belcan Bridge and see
themselves that this race is emerging as the biggest annual sporting
in Belize."

Re: Canoe teams prep for Ruta Maya #13776
03/03/01 09:46 AM
03/03/01 09:46 AM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 147
Ottawa, Canada
karin Offline
karin  Offline
Hey Marty, Hope you will be posting regular reports on this !.. Thanks !

Re: Canoe teams prep for Ruta Maya #13777
03/04/01 02:12 AM
03/04/01 02:12 AM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 294
ft. worth, texas
[email protected] Offline
[email protected]  Offline
Hey Marty

This is Rick and just wanted to say HI... Haven't talked with you in a while..I know the both of us have been very busy with work... but just wanted to say Hello, and if you get the time give me a call.. We are headed to the island on the 14th of April for 10 more days of relaxation!!!! Call me and I'll talk with you soon.. Tell your family we said Hello...Rick and Cheri

Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
Maruba Beach Klub and Spa is the premiere Secret Beach spa and restaurant located on the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea at the center of Secret Beach, Belize
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler

Things to do
Specials & Events
SPTB Calendar of Events

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
To Get Your Questions Answered

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
Cayo Event Calendar

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Belize Happy Adventures
Conch Creative
Caribbean Culture & Lifestyle
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We handle all aspects of the purchase of your Real Estate in Belize. From in depth property searches to your final closing.
Click for Ian Anderson's Caves Branch, Welcome to a World of Adventure
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
ShoutChat Box
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (elbert), 74 guests, and 0 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online7,413
Nov 7th, 2021 HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1