Sean Rice will begin his assault on the Chattajack course record this morning at 8:30 AM. The current course record, set by Erik Borgnes in 2015, fell just shy of breaking into three-hour territory, at 4:00.09.
Rice will not have an easy go of it, as current flow data for Chickamuaga Dam water release appears to be very light. Additionally, he is unfamiliar with the course, and as many past participants have come to find out, passage way can be critical, especially when navigating the "Milfoil Garden" section near Mullins Cove.
Rice is offering a prize for the closest estimation of his finishing time. You can go to http://www.yourpaddlelife.com/ to register and stand to win a surfski hamper (which in South African, is apparently a bag of very cool stuff).