Rochester Open Water Challenge

Monday, 08 June 2009 03:24 |

The Bay Creek Paddling Center is hosting the 2nd Rochester Open Water Challenge on June 27, 2009, in Rochester, NY. The race will be at Sea Breeze Park, a wonderfully appointed park with rest rooms, great local restaurants, beaches and a theme park for the family. We are proud to be one of the Mayor's Cup Tune Up Races.


BLACKBURN CHALLENGE 08: The Weed Ate my Race (The Glickman Report)

Wednesday, 23 July 2008 18:07 |

Gloucester, MA -- More than an hour into the Blackburn Challenge, a 20-mile race around Cape Ann, Erik Borgnes, up front in a gang of four, spotted a small grey fin rise above the ocean's glassy surface. As the dorsal fin grew steadily larger, he began chanting: "That's a seal...That's a seal..." A physician who lives on the banks of Lake Michigan in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin - a three-hour flight from the nearest man-eating fish - Borgnes is aces when it comes to human anatomy but a rube when it comes to marine biology. In fact, he had nearly planted his paddle on the critter's head when he realized, "That's a flippin' shark!"

Blackburn '08 finish
Carnival Time (the finish of the Blackburn) (Pic: Richard Hodgkins)

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