On September 24, 2011 the Town of Long Lake was the site for the Long Boat Regatta. This race is sponsored by the Adirondack Watershed Alliance. The race kicked off from the Long Lake Town Beach on route 30 at 10am.
On Saturday morning there was a slight mist in the air and the lake was pure glass as the boats launched. War Canoes traveled South West to Moose Island as all other boats head northeast towards Round Island.
This race features the 22-Mile North American War Canoe Championships, and a 15-mile race on Long Lake. Other events include the Adirondack Kayak Championships, a 15 – Mile C-4 marathon, and guideboat and “Anything goes” races for youth and adults. All races begin and end at the beach across from the Adirondack Hotel and it is always held on the last Saturday in September. Great time for fall foliage.
The following video features the 2011 race. Congratulations and thank you to all the paddlers that participated. We look forward to seeing you again next year.
For more information on this event and the Adirondack Watershed Alliance check out their page at AWA Racing Information at Macscanoes.com
Special Thanks to the Long Lake Lions Club for serving food, the Long Lake Fire Department for use of their boat and the AARL for their Ham Radio operations.