-->A little update: Season's results
All year to date race results have been posted. -> Click here
-->CANCELLED!!! This Saturday May 5th - The Keystone Canoe Club Schuylkill River Canoe/Kayak Regatta.
This race is not on the NYMCRA Calendar, but if any New Yorkers planned to attend this race, it has been cancelled this year due to low water levels. More information and details can be found here.
-->Sadly, the low water this year is causing problems all over.
The YMCA CORTLAND CANOE CLASSIC is cancelled for 2012 due to the very low water conditions. We are sorry to cancel, but in the interest of safety for our competitors and the hulls of expensive canoes, we have no choice. For those who have already registered, please contact the Cortland YMCA to arrange for a refund.PLEASE NOTE:
We are having a FREE time trial from Young's Crossing upstream to a bouy and back on Sunday, April 29, at 10:30 AM. Dave will do the timing for everyone. This section of the river is deep and safe for any boats. It is much cheaper than driving to Boston, so please join us for the fun. For more info call Dave at (607) 849-4073 Thanks, The YMCA CCC Committee.
--> USPP course change.
Dear fellow paddlers,
Due to the low water conditions, we are now going to run the race from the Otego Fishing access and do similar to the old summer race with an added lap for the pro teams. Please pass the word as we know there are people coming from far away.8-)
Jeff Shultis Race Chairman
--> 2012's first NYMCRA Canoe Points Race is coming up!
The Upper Susquehanna Pedalers & Paddlers race hosted by Jeff Shultis is coming up soon. This race is the first NYMCRA points race of the year. Remember, you must be a NYMCRA member to qualify for the points series, so if you have not signed up yet, head over here and get that sorted out.
Registration forms and more race information can be found at the USPP website.
--> Cameron County Canoe & Kayak Classic 2012 Location Change
Attention paddlers! The Cameron County Canoe & Kayak Classic course has been changed due to low water conditions. The race will now be held on the George B. Stevenson Dam Lake in Sinnemahoning State Park. Registration and breakfast will still be held at the Emporium Country Club until about 10:30 AM.
The park can be found on mapping services at this address
Direct link to Google Maps here
--> Now Avaialable full Sythetic NYMCRA shirts made by Augusta:
--> Call for newsletter articles!
NYMCRA will be publishing several newsletters this season. We need your articles, photos, training tips, web-links, or paddler profiles. Tell us about your races, your favorite places to paddle, or share your tips on training and technique. Race photos are especially welcome! The newsletter exists to share information about paddling; please consider contributing to upcoming issues. Send your articles and photos to Sue Knapik, NYMCRA Newsletter Editor
-- Reminder! After November 1st and before May 1st...
New York State Navigation Law Update "No owner or operator of a pleasure vessel less than twenty-one feet, including rowboats, canoes, and kayaks shall permit its operation, between November first and May first, unless each person on board such vessel is wearing a securely fastened United States Coast Guard approved wearable personal flotation device of an appropriate size when such vessel is underway. Failure to wear a lifejacket on such vessels will be considered a violation under Section 73-c if the Navigation Law and is punishable by a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $250, applicable to either the operator and/or the owner of the vessel." The official reference to this law is here.
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