Kayaker Wirth wins season-opening St. George River Race

Posted by: MBR on Sun Mar 31st, 2013 6:52 am
Kayaker Wirth wins season-opening St. George River RaceBy Dave BarberSEARSMONT, Maine Ray Wirth of Belfast cruised to victory Saturday in the 34th St. George River Race, the opening event on the Maine Canoe and Kayak Racing Organization schedule.Wirth, a kayaker, posted an elapsed time of 41 minutes, 44 seconds to win the six-mile race by more than a minute-and-a-half in a record field of 130 craft. The previous record, according to race organizer Dale Cross, was 123.Canoeists Barry and Lori Dana of Solon finished second overall in 43:18.Read more: http://bangordailynews.com/2013/03/30/s ... iver-race/