This year was the 54th year the "70 Miler" canoe race which follows the Susquehanna River, starting at Lake Front Park in Cooperstown NY and finishing in General Clinton Park in Bainbridge NY. First run in 1963, the regatta was originally a re-reaction of the historic trip down the Susquehanna River by General James Clinton during the Revolutionary War. The first jewel of the Triple Crown of Canoe Racing is a well-know canoe regatta that features a pro race that is considered one of the longest on-day races of it's kind.
Congratulations SCC paddlers Graham Smith, Trevor Robinson and Edith MacHattie on their race yesterday at the General Clinton Canoe Regatta - the first leg of the Triple Crown of Canoe Racing.
Graham paddled with Logan Mynar from Texas to a 8th place overall finish, and Trevor and Edith paddled together and finished 2nd in the mixed class, 12th place overall.
Full results below...
photos courtesy of Josh Schlafer. See his facebook album from the race HERE
This weekend (May 30th) four Saskatchewan paddlers returned to Bellingham to compete in the 43rd Annual Ski to Sea team relay race. The event starts at the Mt. Baker Ski Area to Bellingham Bay and features athletes who compete in the Cross Country Skiing, Downhill Ski/Snowboarding, Running, Road Bike, Canoe, Cyclocross, and Sea Kayak Legs.
The canoe course is approximately 18.5 miles (30km) along the Nooksack River. The course is considered a Class 1 river due to its fast flow rates and short sections of rapids. The river is also notorious for deceptive hazards like log jams, submerged logs, undercut trees and other fun obstructions to navigate while racing.
This year Mike Vincent (RCC) and Ivan English (SCC) returned to paddle the canoe leg for team Aeromech. Ivan and Mike were the fastest boat on the course with a time of 1:55:57 helping their team to a 7th place finish overall, and a 4th place finish in the Competitive Open Division.
Fiona Vincent (RCC) and Catherine Trask (SCC) also returned to the race this year to paddle for team Boomer’s Drive In, in the Mixed Competitive division. They were the third women’s boat and completed the canoe course in a time of 2:16:27, helping their team to a 16th place finish overall and a 1st place finish in the Mixed Completive division.
There will be a Marathon Entry Level Competition Coaching Course in Regina on the evening of Friday June 3rd (18:00-21:30) and Saturday June 4th (08:00-16:00).
This course is ideal for coaches wishing to coach the discipline of marathon racing. It is one of the courses recognized for coaching teams at the Saskatchewan First Nations Games and the Saskatchewan Games.
Details on cost and registration will follow... Stay Tuned!
Family Fun Day of Paddling & Music Festival at the Hanging Hearts Lakes
Enjoy paddling the Hanging Heart Lakes and enjoy the Music Festival (Formerly the Narrows Challenge)
Saturday July 23 rd, 2016
Bring your paddle boards, kayaks, and canoes or reserve a boat ahead of time from the Waskesiu Marina Adventure Centre.
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