One rainy week passed and as a result the rivers were up the following weekend for my local Rivanna River race in Charlottesville.
Since the water was high I decided to paddle the Cobra Viper because I had established that it excels in deeper water when there is little chance of hitting rocks.
I gave it all I had for most of the race and was rewarded with a first place victory, covering a distance of 6.2 miles in 46 minutes and 29 seconds. A race record that stands to this day.
It felt great to finally win my local race.