2019 Aluminum Nationals – Bastrop, TX

The 2019 USCA Aluminum Nationals will be held in Bastrop Texas, September 14th and 15th. It will be a 14 mile downstream course on the Colorado River, starting under the bridge at FM 969. The finish line will be at Fisherman’s Park in downtown Bastrop. Awards and lunch will be held at the pavilion near the finish line as soon as the racers are in. Saturday will be the Men’s Open (18-49), Men’s Masters (50 +), Women’s Open (18-49) and Women’s Masters (50+). We will also have a Juniors Race; the course will be determined at a later date.  Sunday will be Mixed Open (18-49) and Mixed Masters (50+). We will also have a Solo Race. It will be any hull type with single or double blades. There will be Men’s and Women’s Classes, no age brackets. Awards will be 5 deep. All races will start promptly at 9:00, except the Juniors and Youths Race which will be announced later. It will be a shortened portion of the Nationals Course. Adult races will be $30 for the racers first race, $15 for any second race raced. Juniors and Youths will be $10.

Mail in registration must be postmarked by September 6th. You may download the registration form and also register online at www.tckra.org.  Day of race registration will be available Saturday and Sunday, 7:30 – 8:00, at the race start, cash or checks only on Race Day. All racers must check in the morning of your race and sign the waiver. Mandatory race meeting will be held at 8:45, both days. The races will start promptly at 9:00 on Saturday and Sunday.

Current USCA membership is required to race in the USCA Aluminum Nationals Races (not the Solo Race). To join electronically, go to www.uscanoe.com, click the JOIN USCA button and chose how you want to join. Deadline to receive online or mailed applications is September 3. You may also join day of race. (Cash or check only). Membership is $20 for individual, $25 for family.

Bastrop is located 23 miles from Austin – Bergstrom International Airport. There are numerous hotels in Bastrop. Most hotels are 6-11 miles from the start and 2-3 from the finish. This is a listing of a few-

Hampton Inn and Suites   512-321-0900

Best Western   512-321-0900

Days Inn   512-321-1157

Holiday Inn Express   512-321-1900

Super 8   512-321-6000

Campgrounds in the area are –

Bastrop State Park, 512-321-2101, 35 sites

Buescher State Park, 512-237-2241

KOA Campground, 1-800-562-1620, 64 sites

If you need any info, please contact Bob Spain, 512-296-5544, rws0987@yahoo.com or Joy Emshoff, 512-626-3741, jle4321@yahoo.com