Texas Water Safari

2021 Calendar

 

DATE

EVENT

Saturday, Feb 20, 2021
10 a.m.-4 p.m.   CANCELED

Safari Seminar – Online only – Canceled

 

Due to ongoing weather, power and water issues across Texas, the Safari Seminar scheduled to be livestreamed on Saturday, February 20th, has been cancelled.

The TWS Board will be posting a series of videos which will cover the Safari topics.  Please watch the Facebook page for these.

The seminar will be available on Facebook on our page and Zoom.  Zoom link will be sent out morning of the seminar.  Links to documents that will be referenced during the seminar will be posted on February 19th.
 

Saturday, May 1, 2021

9 a.m. Start

Texas River Marathon (online registration only except for race day) Team Captain is required. – River Haven RV Resort – Cuero, Texas

Entry fee: $35 (through April 2), $45 (through April 16), or $60 (race day) per paddler. No entry fee for team captains.

35-mile race from River Haven RV Resort to the Pump House Restaurant. This is the preliminary race used to determine starting positions/line up for
Texas Water Safari. It is not mandatory to race this race in order to race the
Texas Water safari. Cut-off deadline for reaching Hwy 447 Nursery Bridge is 1:30 p.m. (Changes to this cut-off will be announced at race briefing).

T- shirts are only guaranteed to teams and one team captain per team if entered on or before April 2. You will register your boat number and you are required to have this number on you boat race morning. Team captains are required for this race and cannot be shared between teams.

Friday, May 21, 2021

Texas Water Safari Registration Deadline (online registration only)
 

Entry Fee $175 (through April 2), $200 (through May 1), $250 (through May 21) per paddler. No entry fee for team captains. Must be registered by May 2 to hold prelim finish for starting position in TWS.

Friday, June 11, 2021 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Texas Water Safari Check-In, San Marcos – The Meadows Center

Boats and equipment lists will be checked. Mandatory meeting at 4 p.m. for entrants & captains to review rules/questions.

Saturday, June 12, 2021 9 a.m. Start

Start of the 58th Annual Texas Water Safari – San Marcos, TX – The Meadows Center

Entrants should be at their boats ready to enter the water by 8 a.m.

DO NOT ENTER THE LAKE UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD THAT IT’S OK TO DO SO. THE TWS HAS SPECIAL PERMISSION FROM TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY TO START THE RACE ON SPRING LAKE AND MUST FOLLOW STRICT RULES.

In the event of a postponement, the race will be held on June 26th Check in will be Friday, June 25th.

Should a 2nd postponement be needed the race will be held on July 10th Check in will be Friday, July 9th

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 12 Noon

Awards Banquet – Seadrift Texas

Free for all teams (and up to two captains per team). Tickets for extra banquet meals can be purchased at the banquet.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 1:00 p.m.

Texas Water Safari Deadline – Seadrift Texas

100 hour deadline for reaching the finish line.

Saturday, Sept 18, 2021

9:00 a.m. start

Jr. Texas Water Safari (shorter version of the Texas Water Safari with same age requirements as the Texas Water Safari)

Race Day Registration only – San Marcos City Park

16 miles from San Marcos City Park to Staples Hwy 1977 bridge.  Entry fee $35 per paddler (race day registration only).  Registration begins at 8 a.m. at San Marcos City Park.

Cut-off deadline for reaching Hwy 1979 Martindale Bridge is 12 noon.

Food and drinks will be provided at the finish. There will be cash drawings at the awards; you must be present to win.