I've attached this entire email for your viewing pleasure. How in God's name can you lose your canoe in Kansas? There are no rapids. Wouldn't you think people who are entered in an Adventure race would have been in a canoe before? Kyle and I practiced entering the canoe from the water with only one person in the boat before we did Berryman the last time. Trust me, someone can get in a canoe without capsizing it. You can also get back even if you have capsized. For God's sake people, read a book. I think that there should be some sort of qualifications necessary for races like this. I had a good friend die in a canoeing accident. It's not funny.