Gorge groundspeeds?

4 months 4 weeks ago #32141 by davgdavg
Gorge groundspeeds? was created by davgdavg
Just curious here about how downwinding against the current works? I've been to the Columbia river many times, and while its not especially swift, there is definitely a good current.

When people are surfskiing there is it like half the groundspeed as normal or what?

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4 months 3 weeks ago #32143 by downwinda
Replied by downwinda on topic Gorge groundspeeds?
It depends on the time of year. In the spring, the river level is high, sometimes in the 4 mph range, but by now it's probably only a bit over 1 mph. Last year Kenny Rice won it in 1:32 and I think those who used a GPS showed right around 14 miles.

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