More than 30 people took part in Saturday’s 26th Beaverdam Canoe Jam, which was held at the Gloucester park. Conditions were challenging this year with strong winds, but the temperature on the water was ideal for paddling. Only one two-person canoe flipped this year, and they recovered well and finished the race.
Individual and paired canoe and kayak paddlers competed on scenic Beaverdam Reservoir in the Long Course (4 miles) and the Short Course (2 miles). Additionally, participants conducted the 4-Person Fun Sprint which requires four paddlers in one canoe.
Competitors and sponsors received T-shirts. Winners were:
Long Course—Men’s Kayak (Phillip Mutton of Hallieford, 40:53); Men’s Cruiser Canoe (Kade Havens of Plainview, 36:07; Kirk Havens of Plainview, 36:21 and John Beale of Gates, N.C., 51:30); Men’s Recreational Canoe (Mike Robinson of Falmouth, 44:39); Women’s Recreational Canoe (Arizona McNichol and Nichole Byrd of Virginia Beach, 46:42; Edwina Gonzalez and Isabella ...
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