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Cave Lake Tub Races

Posted on 30 June 2017 by Howard Copelan

The Women Hope Float, unmotorzed, at last Saturday Tub boat Races, at Cave Lake near Ely, Nevada. (Photo credit Lori Drew)

    The 8th annual Great Bathtub Boat Races took place last Saturday. This year even with only five bathtub boats,  the Ely Bath Tub Races were an amazing success.

    We talked with Meg Roads, at the White Pine County Tourism and Recreation about the Tub Races at Cave Lake.She said that concerns were raised when both the Rice family and Untamed group, and their combined 5 boats, were not going to be able to attend. Luckily some new competition stepped up. This year a team from Overton, NV as well as one all the way from the Bay Area in California, joined in the festivities. That combined with the addition of the newly formed group from the White Pine Care Center, and Tom Sandt’s Rookie boat, gave the estimated 2500 spectators lots of excitement and entertainment throughout the day. There were several heats with most boats having multiple crews.  The canoe and kayak races both had a record number of participants and the fireworks on the lake finished off the evening beautifully. It was great to see all the families getting together and enjoying themselves. There were people fishing, swimming, kayaking, barbequing and just relaxing.

The canoe races(photo credit Lori Drew).

Locally owned “Sea Dawg” and the “Last Minute” out of Overton, Nevada(photo credit Lori Drew).

The Winners were:

One Person Non-motorized:

1. Sea Dawg #1

2. The Rookie

3. The Goat

Women’s Non-motorized:

1. Hope Floats

2. Sea Dawg #2

3. Sea Dawg #1

Men’s Non-motorized

1. Sea Dawg #2

2. Hope Floats

3. Sea Dawg # 1

Mixed Non-motorized

1. Last Minute

2. Hope Floats

3. Sea Dawg # 2

Motorized

1. Last Minute

Kayak Races

Lukas Werle 1st

Michael Richter 2nd

Leah Carvajal & London Slaughter 3rd

Canoe Races

Ages 13 & up

Eddie Spear & Alli Huntington

Javas Leach & Kyle Leach

Carlos Carvajal & Dell Roboson

12 & Under

Leah Carvajal & London Slaughter

The Fireworks on the lake (photo credit Lori Drew).

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