NYMCRA banquet on 10/13 at The Reef in Memphis NY. Fun race at 11am. Banquet at 1:30. Cost TBD. RSVP by Oct 4 to Kim Greiner 518-421-2939 or[email protected].
200/400 Mile club shirt orders due by 9/29. Email Tim Henning at [email protected] with mileage and shirt size. Pick up shirts at the banquet.
The Adirondack Canoe Classic is organized by the Adirondack Watershed Alliance with assistance from the NYSDEC and numerous tourism, civic and business organizations along the 90 Mile Blueway from Old Forge to Saranac Lake. The three day event starts in Old Forge and ends in Blue Mountain Lake on day one; starts in Long Lake and ends near Tupper Lake day two; and starts at the NYSDEC Fish Creek Campground Day 3 and ends on Lake Flower in Saranac Lake. 250 boats started the event on Friday. 235 finished on Sunday. There was a huge contingent of first time 90 Miler participants who earned their 90 Mile Finisher pins at the ceremonies on the shore of Lake Flower in Saranac Lake on Sunday. There were 135 boats in the Open touring “non-competitive” category. Fastest Time of the weekend went to Matt Skeels of Potsdam in his Unlimited Kayak - Matt’s time was 12:03:04. Fastest solo canoe was Morgan Hoven of Clifton Springs 15:16:31 Fastest Tandem Canoe was Craig Creighton of Lindsay, Ontario and Dan Mallett of Chelsea, Quebec 14:39:18 Fastest C-4 Canoe was powered by JoAnn Olney, Paul Olney, Rebecca Davis and Mike Davis of Westernville, New York and Homer Michigan 12:11:47 Fastest Voyageur 8 person canoe was Dog Breath - paddled by Joe Schlimmer, Sylvie Nadeau, Phoebe Reese, Mike Schlimmer, Alec Davis, Roger Henry, Patrick Madden and Peter Heed. There were 4 College Voyageur teams representing Hamilton College, Paul Smith’s College, Lycoming College and Cornell University. Fastest Guide boat was Benjamin Rochon of Senneville, Quebec 16:45:29. Ben is the winner of the Adirondack Experience Guide Boat Cup Complete results are attached. Complete results are also available on www.adirondack90miler.com Special 90 Miler awards The Terry Healey 90 Miler Spirit Award was presented to Gary Valentine. The Richard Reynolds Paddling Family Cup was presented to Todd and Faith Ann Vanderwalker The Pete Clark Guide Boater trophy was presented to Chris Dyer. The Norm Goldstein Super Veteran Paddle was presented to George Bellerose. The Gold Canoe Club accepted 5 new members who achieved their 20th documented finishes in the Adirondack Canoe Classic. More than 50 Gold Canoe Club members at the awards ceremony welcomed Phil Millspaugh Blue Hannon, Bill Walton, Roger Henry and Tim Henning into the Club! Please call with questions or check out the 90 miler - Adirondack Canoe Classic Facebook group for lots of great photos. We can also provide photos.
Bare Bones Racing Did you ever wish there were more canoe and kayak races in your area? Do you want to see a racing calendar with no empty weekends? Do you have a venue near you that would be perfect for a race? Well now you can have any or all of the above. NYMCRA is excited to announce the “Bare Bones Race Series”. The director is you and the logistics are all yours to decide. The reason we call it “Bare Bones” is because all you need is a timing device and insurance. No t-shirts, prizes or post-race meal is needed. The timing device can be a wrist watch, cell phone or something more sophisticated. The insurance is necessary to protect the organizers. It can be purchased for $5 or less per participant. Buoys can be borrowed or made from milk jugs with rocks for anchors. Or who needs buoys? Start at this log, turn the bridge pier or island two miles upstream and come back. If you think you’d like to put on a race, contact any member of the NYMCRA Board of Directors and we’ll publicize it for you. If you aren’t sure how to go about organizing it, most race directors would be happy to give you help or advice. We want races. You need involvement, so get going. Now is the time to plan. You’ll be too busy training and racing in a few weeks.