Canoe and kayak racing season...

Posted by: Tom Nolette on Sun Apr 8th, 2018 3:53 am
45th annual event[i:3f4c6ice]'Passy' proves no patsy for 140 paddlers in 88 craftRandall has fastest kayak, Owens paddle quickest over course in canoe[/i:3f4c6ice]WALDO — The second of two straight Waldo County YMCA-sponsored whitewater paddle races attracted 140 participants and 88 starting boats to celebrate the 45th successful year of the hard-to-say but fun-to-compete-in Passagassawakeag River Race.In cold conditions, but under sunny skies and a day after additional spring snow blanketed the Midcoast, paddlers worked along the course which, for the second consecutive week, provided plenty of high, fast and presumably cold water, this time on Saturday, April 7.The 39th annual St. George River Race was run the previous weekend, on Saturday, March 31 in Searsmont.https://knox.villagesoup.com/p/passy-pr ... ft/1738411
Posted by: Tom Nolette on Sun Apr 15th, 2018 2:38 am
2nd Annual Eliot Lamb memorial Souadabscook stream race run in Hampden[i:202dzgjr]The 2nd annual Eliot Lamb Memorial Soudabscook stream race run today in Hampden.[/i:202dzgjr]http://www.wabi.tv/content/sports/2nd-A ... 84143.html
Posted by: Tom Nolette on Sat Apr 21st, 2018 4:07 am
Here’s why the Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race is the Boston Marathon of Maine...“It is kind of like the Boston Marathon of Bangor,” said Debbie Gendreau of the Bangor Parks & Recreation Department, who has been race director for 10 years. “It’s a long race. There are people who come year after year to do it, there are new people who do it every year, and there are a lot of people who come to watch.“It’s all great, and our numbers are really high right now.”The brainchild of the late Lew Gilman and Ed “Sonny” Colburn back in 1967, the race has overcome heavy snow, rain and drought over the years to satisfy more than 36,500 paddlers in more than 20,000 watercraft over its first 51 editions.http://bangordailynews.com/2018/04/20/s ... anoe-race/
Posted by: Tom Nolette on Sat Apr 21st, 2018 4:23 am
Flower Mill Dam Part of Kenduskeag Canoe RaceBANGOR, MAINE (WABI) - The Kenduskeag Stream canoe race is coming up on Saturday. it is a long paddle.... about 16 miles, and there are some tricky spots.http://www.wabi.tv/content/sports/Flowe ... 87603.html
Posted by: Tom Nolette on Sun Apr 22nd, 2018 2:35 am
52nd Kenduskeag Stream Canoe RaceKENDUSKEAG, MAINE (WABI - The 52nd annual Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race run today from Kenduskeag to Bangor. The 16 and a half mile course was tough, on what race founder Sonny Colburn called the coldest race day he's ever seen.http://www.wabi.tv/content/sports/52nd- ... 72881.html
Posted by: Tom Nolette on Sun Apr 22nd, 2018 2:40 am
Paddler Proposes at Kenduskeag Stream Canoe RaceBANGOR, MAINE (WABI) - And we go back to the Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race now for a special moment. A proposal we caught at Six Mile Fallshttp://www.wabi.tv/content/sports/Paddl ... 72271.html
Posted by: Tom Nolette on Sun Apr 22nd, 2018 3:15 am
Kenduskeag Stream race features reliable cast of characters... Back then, in 1967, Kellogg was one of just 51 competitors manning 32 canoes. His latest 16.5-mile journey from the Mystic Tie Grange in Kenduskeag to downtown Bangor found him part of a now-typical throng of 454 watercraft and 852 paddlers for the 52nd annual edition of the race.‘It’s a big crowd here, obviously, and it’s that way every year now,” said Kellogg, a retired research librarian and resident of Newcastle who has raced here nearly every year since the event started.Kellogg’s race-day persona, one of making his way downstream while standing in his canoe and nattily dressed complete in bow tie, has made him one of the legends of the event.http://bangordailynews.com/2018/04/21/s ... haracters/
Posted by: Tom Nolette on Sun Apr 22nd, 2018 3:16 am
Watching is a sport itself for Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race spectatorsJohn Cassidy and Dana Dickson have a name for the section of the Kenduskeag Stream that runs next to their Bangor house, about a mile south of Six Mile Falls.“We call it the relationship tester, because it’s at that point in the [Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race] that relationships start to go south,” said Cassidy, a Bangor native who has thrown a race-watching party at his home since he bought it five years ago. “There are people that think, ‘Let’s just buy a canoe, and do the race! It’ll be fun!’ By the time they get to our house, they are done. They want out.”For 51 years, both novices and old pros have braved the chilly waters and 16.5-mile course of the Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race. Many thousands more have watched the race from the comfort of dry land — whether they’re “river vultures” perched along the riverbanks, parks and bridges along the stream, or folks with property adjacent to the Kenduskeag that throw a party.http://bangordailynews.com/2018/04/21/s ... pectators/
Posted by: Tom Nolette on Sun Apr 29th, 2018 4:28 am
High water forces postponement of Machias River Race...According to race organizer Jeff Owen, the race will be staged on May 20 — three weeks later than originally scheduled. All other details of the race, including start time and registration, remains unchanged.http://bangordailynews.com/2018/04/28/o ... iver-race/