All: our Quebec friends from St. Geo have challenged us to a war canoe race at the Sundowner (Aug. 1). They want to come down with a 11 person Rabaska, the big war canoe that races it's own class at Shawinigan. They will bring a second one for us. So we think we might convert the pro class this year to a war canoe race. I need some feedback on interest on this. Please email me at email@example.com to let me know if you want to race, either in one of our Maine war canoes or the rabaska. Be fun to see 3 or 4 big canoes in this international competition ! Cheers ja
Last Edit: May 7, 2013 21:56:49 GMT -5 by Ray Wirth
John, I am sure you could field at least one 10-11 member team in their boat. Or- we could put together 2 teams in the one of the three or four 7-10 person boats in ME. finding 20-30 paddlers to fill these big boats is the challenge - esp. if you want competitive teams. You might consider trying to assemble one 'elite' team and one or two 'fun' teams.
Would love to see more war canoes make it for the West Grand Lake Race a few days later on Aug. 4 in Grand Lake Stream... Our best races on the 12 mile course have been between war canoes. 6 and 4 mile loops also available. www.downeastlakes.org/events/west-grand-lake-race/ Mark