HEUVELTON - On Saturday August 30, 22 kayaks and canoes competed on the Oswegatchie River in the annual Remington II Canoe Race.
The six-mile course runs down stream, starting in Rensselaer Falls and ending at the dam in Heuvelton.
The fastest time of the day was posted by Matt Skeels, Canton, in his racing kayak , followed by Allen Kelly, Rensselaer Falls, also in the racing kayak class.
The deepest class was mens recreation kayak where Wayne Simmons of Heuvelton bested Jason Butterfield of Ogdensburg for the win.
Several competitors ran the Heuvelton Labor Day Festivities 4 mile run before traveling to Rensselaer Falls for the paddle race.
“The Heuvelton Labor Day Festivities Committee worked with us as part of their weekend and even had the Duck Race on the course after we went through, which provided more spectators by the rapids. It was great weather on the river today.” said race director Allen Kelly .
St. Lawrence Valley Paddlers will conclude the 2014 paddle season with the annual End of Year Banquet and Tri-a-Tri on Sunday, September 14th at 1pm, at the Madrid Community Center.
All are welcome to attend and compete in a run/bike-paddle-run/bike triathlon. Please visit: www.slvpaddlers.com for event photos and more information. Paddle sports for fun and fitness!
C1 Open Men: Gene Newman (Canton) 57:35, Steve Buzzell (Lake Clear) 1:05:55.
C2 Stock Mix: Blanche Towne (Canton) and Chase Billingsley (Lake Clear) 57:51.
C2 Stock Adult-Youth Mixed: Will Siegfried (Potsdam) and Ellie Siefried (Potsdam) 1:04.18.
K1 Touring Man: Matt Skeels (Canton) 50:17, Allen Kelly (Rensselaer Falls) 53:29, Fred Carle (Seeley Bay, Ont) 1:05.21.
C2 Rec Mixed: Virginia Dailey (McCandiess Twp, PA) and Ron Dumoulin (Massena) 1:14.15.
K1 Rec Man: Wayne Simmons (Rensselaer Falls) 1:04.59, Jason Butterfield (Ogdensburg) 1:06.15, James Hanna (Rensselaer Falls) 1:12:05, Tim Scagel (Heuvelton) 1:15.26, Georguin Gomez (Rensselaer Falls) 1:18.17, Casey Bill (Renssaler Falls) 1:28.15.
K1 Rec Women: Melissa Young (Heuvelton) 1:14:37, Nancy Thompson (Heuvelton) NTR, Julie Patnode NTR, Kim Hollis (NTR).
K2 Rec Mixed: Susan Dodds (Parishville) and Ted Dominy (Parishville) 1:23.19.
Voyyager: Kerry Newell (Heuvelton), Don Roy (Fine), Chayaporn Sasunthorn (Thailand-Potsdam), Tara Siegfried (Potsdam) and Sawyer Howell (Madrid) NTR.