This Weekend, The Clinton
Good luck to our Wanda members who will be competing and volunteering in this weekend's General Clinton Regatta.
Chondrea Richard, Emily Harris and Di Eckerle will team up with our friends from the Washington Canoe Club in the Grand Prix Relay on Sunday. The relay covers 35 miles from Oneonta to Bainbridge in aluminum canoes.
On Memorial Day in the 70-mile marathon, which runs from Cooperstown to General Clinton Park in Bainbridge New York, our young guns Katie Peck and Betsy Ray will be racing C2 in the very deep Pro division. Veteran Erik Werner and young Sajan Lama will be racing C2 in men's amateur Under 50 Competition Cruiser division.
Linda Lensch will be in the competitive C4 division, with 22-time veteran and former champion Dave Armstrong (Silver Spring, MD) in the bow, Nicole 'Nikki' Rice-Owens (Grayling, MI), and the mighty Lauraellen Kopta (Clymer, NY) in the stern. Their team name this year is "Vikings". SKOL!
Carol Rabuck will also be paddling C4 with a local Bainbridge crew headed by Duke Fisher.
No team succeeds without support staff. Our pit crew volunteers for the 70 are Tim Gilboy, Wardell Lee, Chondrea Richards, and Karen Febey. Susan Williams will be assisting the Canadian C2 father & son team of Bob and Mike Vincent, who will be competing in the men's 50-59 amateur Competition Cruiser division.
Best wishes to all the Clinton participants this year for a competitive, fun and safe weekend.
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