We all know Brian Watson. He is at every race, paddles hard, and is a good friend to all of the racing community. A day ago his father passed away and on the behalf of the racing community I want to extend our condolences and sorrow. It's tough losing a relative, and doubly so a parent.
The obituary follows.
Stephen D. Watson, 72, Iroquois Ave. W., Watertown, passed away Wednesday evening, June 12, 2013, at Samaritan Medical Center.
Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Sunday, June 16, from 1 - 4PM. The funeral service will be at the funeral home on Monday, June 17, at 2PM with Rev. Donald Robinson officiating and burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery.
Mr. Watson was born in Lowville on September 1, 1939, son of Fredric and Cecil R. Roof Goutermout Watson. He graduated from Lowville Academy, and then entered the US Army on February 1, 1961. He was a member of the Military Police, serving in several places, including Germany and the state of Georgia. On January 27, 1964 he was honorably discharged.
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The mid-season NYMCRA meeting minutes are available
The NY Outrigger Club in NYC is inviting paddlers to participate in one of the bigger outrigger events of the year in this state.
The notice follows.
As part of the burgeoning family of water sports enthusiasts in New York City, New York Outrigger would like to personally invite you to our premiere race and festival on Hudson River Park's Pier 26 on Saturday, June 22nd. The Hawaiian Airlines Liberty Challenge is a world-renowned race in the community of outrigger canoe racing, a traditional Polynesian sport.
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Reminder! Early registrations for the General Clinton will be closing tomorrow. After the 30th you will have until the 17th of May to register, but the cost gets bumped up to $125 per paddler.
Visit http://www.canoeregatta.org for details.
Out in Boston , the Run of the Charles is complete. The Michigan duo of Sheldon and Halstead barely edged out the Canadians Mathieu Pellerin and Guillaume Blais for first, with Nick Walton and Steve Lajoie coming in 2 minutes later to round out the top three. Trevor Lefever and Matt Rudnitsky were the top NY team, coming in 5th.
- Saturday C-1 Pro & Amateur 12:30 start
- Sunday C-2 Pro & Amateur 9:30 start
All paddlers note! If you pre-registered early you may need to sign new waivers. We changed insurance companies. - Chuck Bolesh.
The newsletter has Canton listed as a KAYAK Points Race both May 4 & 5. We do not have a marathon kayak points race Sunday May 5. - Chuck Bolesh
Mary Schlimmer and Jeff Rankinen took videos of the race from a spectators and a racers point of view, respectively. You can find the videos on their YouTube channels.
The USPP is a NYMCRA points race, so the points standings will be updated soon.
A few updates!
First, the Cortland YMCA announced that the Cortland Canoe Classic has been canceled this year again due to lack of pre-registrations. This is too bad as the CCC has been a race with a long history in New York. Hopefully the race can get straightened out next year.
Announcement on facebook. "The Cortland Canoe Classic for this year has been cancelled due to lower than anticipated pre-enrollment. Sorry for the inconvenience." - Cortland County Family YMCA
More cheerful news
Results for the 2013 Cameron County classic and the Rat and Rat pro/am races are online.
Cameron County Classic results (Microsoft Office spreadsheet)
Or here for web format.
Rat race top 40 and top 3 for each class.
Rat Pro/Am race.
First points race
The first NYMCRA points race is almost here (tomorrow). If you want to compete in the NYMCRA points series but are not yet registered as a NYMCRA member, you should go download the membership form here and send Kim Kim Greiner an email ASAP or speak to her tomorrow at the USPP if she is there. (You will be there, right Kim?)
Hello New York paddlers! I'm sure you're all enjoying the lovely spring weather we're having. To celebrate the fast approaching return of racing season, the 2013 NYMCRA Spring Newsletter is now available for everyone.
Comments 18.03.2013. 16:26
Don’t miss out on being the first to receive the 2013 NYMCRA race schedule! Renew your membership today. Still a bargain at $20!
Download the printable application form here [PDF].
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