The annual Race Director's meeting will be held at the Van Auken Inn, Thendara NY on January 18th, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Drinks and refreshments will be available for purchase. Please RSVP with Kevin Berl or Ed Greiner beforehand.
Race directors , please forward the race date, distance, mileage and any other important information about your races to Ed Greiner by January 1st so that he has time to put a calendar together.
All paddlers are welcome to attend. We want your input!
For those wishing to attend the funeral services for Uncle Don, it will be at 10am, Saturday, at St. Margaret's Church in Rotterdam Junction on Route 5S. A reception will follow at the VFW Hall on Draper Avenue in Rotterdam.
Yesterday morning Don "Uncle Donnie" Patneaude a very long time member of our paddling community and a great friend to all of us passed away.
For more than 40 years Donnie has connected with generations of paddlers in many ways. His helping hand, jokes, easy going manner and love of nature and canoeing will be sorely missed.
A number of us are sharing our memories of Uncle Donnie on the NYMCRA Facebook group page so if you've got a great story to tell, please share it with us. I'm sure Uncle Donnie would want to tell the stories himself if he could.
For those who wish to attend, the wake will be on Friday evening 5-8 PM at:
DeMarco Stone Funeral Home
1605 Helderberg Avenue
Rotterdam, NY 12306
The Funeral Service will be at a time to be determined sometime today, most likely this Saturday.
St Margarets Church
1228 Main Street
Rotterdam Junction, NY
The burial will be on December 16 at Saratoga National Cemetery around noon.
- First annual Potluck Pie race was held!.
- NYMCRA agenda: membership numbers and activities inc t-shirts, bumper/boat stickers, checkbook balance.
- Points Series winners.
- NYMCRA Elections.
- Presentation by Mary Schlimmer on her trip to Hungry to represent the US in Dragonboat world championship racing.
- Gary Mclain's account of the Ausable Marathon.
- NYMCRA Raffle
- 200/400 mile club t-shirts awarded.
Thank you to everyone who attended, have a great off-season!
Full details and report.
New this year at the NYMCRA banquet: We are having a short, fun, free Potluck Paddle where everyone puts their name in a hat and partners are matched randomly. We will have pies for prizes. So bring a boat and a paddle and work up an appetite before the banquet! The Paddle starts at the Schneibles Inn at 10:00AM.
The end of season NYMCRA Banquet will be held on October 26th at 11:00 at Schneibles Inn in Verona Beach, NY. The price for the buffet is $19.00 per person. RSVP to the following email address - K_berl@msn.com or on Lisa Berl's Facebook page.
The date of the Erie Canal Kayak , Canoe and SUP regatta has been changed to Sunday the 29th of September. (Previously scheduled for the 28th.)
The third stage of the the Triple Crown of marathon canoe racing is over. Triebold and Lajoie won, but it looks like Pellerin and Blais made them work extra hard for it. Just 2 and a half minutes between the 2 teams.
The Parke sisters became the first ever all women team to complete all 3 stages of the Triple Crown in a single season.
NY paddlers came in 5th (Matt Rudnitsky with Fred Blais), 7th (Ben/Mike Schlimmer), 39th (Joe Shaw with Sylvie Nadeau) and the Schlimmer sisters were 40th
Susan Knapik brings us the second 2013 issue of the Racing Paddler.
Race results for the 2013 Wells Bridge Regatta are online as well.
This year the 2013 Classique will be streamed live online.