Texas Water Safari postponed until June 27

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Six-man team boat 150, made up of Gaston Jones, Clay Wyatt, Wade Binion, Andrew Condie, Jeff Glock and Ian Rolls make their way down Zedler Mill dam during the 2014 Texas Water Safari. Ashley Landis for American-Statesman
Jay Daniel, Sammy Prochaska, Brandon Stafford, Shawn Boyett, Michael Vandeveer and Steve Bis paddle near Zedler Mill dam in the San Marcos River  during the 2014 Texas Water Safari. Ashley Landis for American-Statesman

Jay Daniel, Sammy Prochaska, Brandon Stafford, Shawn Boyett, Michael Vandeveer and Steve Bis paddle near Zedler Mill dam in the San Marcos River during the 2014 Texas Water Safari. Ashley Landis for American-Statesman

This year’s Texas Water Safari has been postponed until June 27.

Six-man team boat 150, made up of Gaston Jones, Clay Wyatt, Wade Binion, Andrew Condie, Jeff Glock and Ian Rolls make their way down Zedler Mill dam during the 2014 Texas Water Safari. Ashley Landis for American-Statesman

Six-man team boat 150, made up of Gaston Jones, Clay Wyatt, Wade Binion, Andrew Condie, Jeff Glock and Ian Rolls make their way down Zedler Mill dam during the 2014 Texas Water Safari.
Ashley Landis for American-Statesman

Organizers decided to delay the grueling, 260-mile paddling race from San Marcos to Seadrift along the Texas coast after recent heavy rains. The race, known as “the World’s Toughest Canoe Race,” was originally scheduled for June 13.

Officials postponed the event because of safety concerns, saying access to some of the race checkpoints and private ranches along the ranch was limited because of flood damage. Radio equipment used to track racers was also inoperable after the flooding, according to the race website. http://www.texaswatersafari.org/texas-water-safari-postponed-to-june-27/

This isn’t the first time the race has been rescheduled. Weather conditions have forced postponement of the race several times in its 53-year history.

This year’s race will be dedicated to those affected by the recent floods.


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