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NEW: The MaCKRO 2014 annual meeting has been set for Thursday October 23rd at the Sea Dog restaurant in Bangor. We have the back room reserved from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. and folks can just order off of the regular menu. As in the past recent annual meetings the necessary business will be conducted with an emphasis on celebrating the past paddle season. Hope you can join us for a relaxing evening and sharing paddle stories from this year.
Results of last Thursday's C2/K2 Bragging Rights Championship races on the Stillwater are here.
--Thursday August 21 is the last Thursday evening races for 2014. and the last race in the MaCKRO flatwater series. Awards will be presented after the race for the C1, K1, C2, and K2 bragging rights races and the overall flatwater series. Vegetables could be included with the awards along with a special raffle prize for anyone who paddles Thursday night. Location is on the Stillwater in Orono, same as last week's race.
Saturday August 23rd is the Tour de Verona race around Verona Island. Start time is noon. This is a great open water marathon and the forecast calls for fair weather with relatively light winds which should make the ride not too rough on the south end of the island.
Saturday, Sept. 20 is the Ebb Tide Marathon on the Penobscot from Brewer to Winterport. Another good marathon on the Penobscot. Start time is 11:00 A.M. at the Brewer boat launch.
Results of the August 14th Stillwater River Race -- including sprints, war canoe races, and C1/K1 bragging rights races are here.
37 watercraft competed in the 1st Annual Bashabez Run. Results are here. Photos are in a Flickr album here.
--The latest issue of the MaCKRO newsletter is online here. Included is information on the current flatwater series, a recap of the white water series, details on the upcoming Bashabez Run, and news of Maine paddlers at the General Clinton and at the open canoe whitewater nationals. Read on. Paddle hard!