C4 70 Unofficial prize purse.
I am informed that a number of people are putting together an unofficial prize purse for the new C4 70 class being introduced this year by the General Clinton Canoe Regatta.
Marc Gillespie, Dale Krapf, Dave Sennett and Greg Lowry are providing an unofficial purse for the top 5 C4 teams at the 70. The purse at this point consists of $1500. First will be paid $500, 2nd $400, 3rd $300, 4th $200, 5th $100. They are also looking for an additional $600 to pay out to 6 places. If anyone is interested in helping out or has questions or comments; contact Marc Gillespie @ email@example.com
Early race registration.
Jeff Shultis recently released the entry form for the 2013 Upper Susquehanna Peddlers and Paddlers event. Anyone who wishes to register early and did not get the email can download it here. (Office document)
Registrations for the 2013 General Clinton are open as well. As usual in past years, early registration is reduced in price.
Entry forms for 2013 Canton Canoe Weekend will be available Feb. 15th
The 2013 race directors meeting was held last weekend. A few of the decisions that were made are summarized below. The rest of the minutes can be found here.
Chas Billingsley has stepped down as President of NYMCRA.
Chas is moving out of state. NYMCRA thanks him for his service, we wish him well and hope to see him in some New York State races this year. Kevin Berl was voted in by the board as the new President of NYMCRA for the 2013 season.
The 2013 Canoe Points races will be.
- Armond Bassett
- Electric City
- Wells Bridge
- Old Forge
Kayak point races will be
- Armond Bassett
- RND MTN
- Electric City
- Old Forge
- Black River
The end of the racing season is winding down, but there are still a few races to go to if you are as crazy about racing as I think you are.
One of these is a new race out in northwest Vermont. It will be run on the winding Lamoille River with 5, 10m and 18.9 mile courses to choose from. It's a Cure for Cancer fundraiser so it's for a good cause.
2012 MoMac Cancer Paddle-a-thon & Vermont Pro Boat Challenge.
When: Sunday, October 14th.
For those of you who have Google Earth, I made an approximate course track.
Details on the race:
It is a Cancer Fund Raiser and this is our first annual race.
We have three events:
- A five mile Recreation Paddle
- A ten mile team relay race,[two five mile legs]
- And The VT. Pro Boat Challenge a 18.9 down river Race for Marathon enthusiasts.
- Cash Awards for the Vt Pro Boat Challenge!
- Silent Auction for many Super Items such as a Zaveral Power Surge Light, two nights for two in Stowe VT. Ski Capital of the East, and Smugglers Notch Resort package stays.
- Random Drawings for participants for many Super Prizes as well.
Please RSVP if you can. Time is running out to spread the word.
Co Founder of The Momac Cancer Paddle-a-thon and VT. Pro Boat Challenge.
"Some decisions need to be made about the General Clinton Canoe Regatta Race weekend. We are looking for input on changing the race days, we are thinking of moving the 70 mile events from Monday to Sunday. All of the races that were run on Sunday this year would be moved to Saturday, the Scout and Youth races would remain on Saturday and moving the relay and sprint races to saturday as well. Please take a moment and comment here...your input is important to us... Your comments will be used by the Chamber committee and Race committee to make decisions on how the put another successful Regatta."
2013 Regatta committee
This year’s NYMCRA Banquet will be held Saturday, October, 27th 2012 at Schneibles Inn, 6626 Lake Road, Verona Beach, NY. Lunch will be a buffet. The total price including tax & tip is $16.00 per person. We can arrive there at 11:00 a.m. Lisa Berl has generously volunteered to collect RSVPs for the event. We need to receive your RSVP no later than October 20th. Please let Lisa know if you will attend by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ll recognize points winners, hear reports from the NYMCRA board, raffles tons of great prizes, and begin planning next year’s racing season.
This year 3 board member positions are up for re-election. Mike Skivington, Peter Ross, & Ed Greiner’s terms are expiring. If anyone wishes to serve on the board please contact any current board member.
See you at the banquet!
All races on the NYMCRA schedule up to Spikes Challege now have results online.
Points Series corrections.
The Canoe Points Series standings sheet has been corrected. Check it out here.
Follow the AuSable live
Live updates for the AuSable Marathon are being broadcasted live on web-accessible radio broadcast. Also, the checkpoint standings sheet is being updated live. You can discuss the race on the AuSable facebook page.
The Black River Challenge and Contoocook River race results are now online.
Sidenote: If you watched the video below with Gary and Phil at Wells Bridge, it's the NYMCRA T-shirt that makes Gary go fast.
The top 3 places in each Points Series category have been updated for Canoes and Kayaks. A complete standings pdf document is linked on each page. If you notice any errors, please email NYMCRA at your convenience..
Race Results have been partially updated, up to the Electric City Regatta. The missing races (Old Forge, Black River, Contoocook) will be posted once I receive copies of the results from race directors.
There are a wide assortment of races coming up next weekend on July 21st.
- Chas Billingsley is hosting the 14th Annual Saranac Flatwater Challenge.
- John Papalia has invited New York paddlers to attend the 2nd Annual Warren Adventures Pat Shine Memorial Canoe & Kayak Race. (That's a mouthfull!)
- A preview of the fast approaching AuSable Marathon, Spikes Challege in Grayling, Michigan is a highly competitive race with a $5,400 prize purse. I know quite a few teams will be representing New York this weekend!
If you have a facebook account, Mary Schlimmer uploaded a bunch of photos of the Electric City Regatta to her facebook photo library.
Gary Mclain and Phil Millspaugh took a complete GoPro race video of the Wells Bridge Regatta last sunday.
Edit: I meant Phil, not Fred, I swear!