The Waldo County YMCA begins the Whitewater Canoe Race Season! St. George on March 25 & Passy on April 1!

By Waldo County YMCA | Mar 15, 2017

The Waldo County YMCA begins the Whitewater Canoe Race Season!

The kickoff to Whitewater Race Season is almost here! The whitewater canoe race circuit  begins with the Waldo County YMCA hosting their Annual St. George River Race, held each year on the last weekend in March and the Annual Passagassawakeag River Race, held each year on the first weekend in April. To many, this marks a family fun beginning to Spring time in Maine!

Dale Cross, Executive Director of the Waldo County YMCA and the canoe race director are gearing up to make these events another year to remember! These races would not be possible without the support of our financial sponsors: Viking, Inc., Camden National Bank, Consumers Fuel Company, Allen Insurance and Financial, Robbins Lumber, Wentworth Family Grocery, Maine Sport Outfitters, Old Town Canoes and Kayaks, Fraternity Village Store, Inner Sense, and Bowen’s Tavern as well as the many volunteers who work diligently to make these races a safe and fun experience for all racers.

You may reserve a start time for the race by calling the Waldo County YMCA and asking for Dale or Karen or call us at 207.338.4598.

 

38th Annual  St. George River Race

 

Saturday, March 25, 2017 with an 11:00 a.m. Race Start

 

Registration: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. $20 per paddler

Searsmont Methodist Church, Route 131, Searsmont, Maine

Course: Race starts at St. George Bridge in Searsmont Village. Three miles of dead water, 1 mile of rapids, 2 miles of dead water and curves with one Class III drop.  This race has Class II – III rapids (plus or minus depending on the water level.)

 

44th Annual  Passagassawakeag River Race (Passy)

 

Saturday, April 1, 2017 with an 11:00 a.m. Race Start

 

Registration: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. $20 per paddler

Savage Road, Littlefield Farm in Waldo, Maine

Course: Race starts at the Littlefield Farm. The first mile is flat water with many curves. Course passes under a cement bridge to another mile of flat water followed by a short stretch of Class II rapids. A two-mile stretch of flat water to the Rolerson’s bridge, then Class I, II and III whitewater for a mile and a half, leading to a flat water stretch to the finish.

 

For more information on these races, visit us at www.waldocountyymca.org

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