Blog : Great Bay Paddle Challenge

By Corey | May 19, 2015 | in

Get out your paddles because the Great Bay Stewards will be hosting the first Great Bay Estuary sprint race for canoes and kayaks of all classes. On Saturday, August 15, this 10 mile race starts at the Oyster River's Jackson Landing and goes into Little Bay, around Goat Island, continues to Adam's Point, and then returns to the Oyster River and Jackson Landing. 

New to paddling? This event will also feature an Open Touring and Solo Recreation class for novice paddlers. A staggered class start will begin at noon. All classes of canoes and kayaks can enter in efforts of raising money for the Great Bay Stewards. The Great Bay Stewards has grown to become one of the region's most steadfast and hard-working environmental and conservation organizations. This organization demonstrates strong commitments to research, supporting projects that focus on issues relating to sedimentation, excess nitrogen loads, habitat loss, and many other problems that occur right in our backyard. 

Refreshments will be available prior to and at the race end at 4 p.m. This will be a major fundraising event for the Stewards, and the entrance fee of $25/paddler will be waived if $50 or more can be raised for the benefit of the Stewards. At the award ceremony, prizes will be awarded to 1st - 3rd places in all classes as well as a special gift to the paddler/boat that raises the most money. 

If you want to support a kayaker, checks may be sent to Great Bay Stewards at 89 Depot Road, Greenland NH. 

Registration is limited to only 150 boats. For more information and registration details, click here