Long Boat Regatta

2019 Long Lake Long Boat Regatta

Images from 2018 Long Boat Regatta

Saturday September 21, 2019

Long Lake Long Boat Regatta
Location: Long Lake, NY
Distance: 10 miles
Registration Time: 9:30-10:30 AM
Start Time: 11 AM
Entry Fee: $25pp ($20pp AWA members) 
Figure 8 Course, C-4 College Co-ed Cup, Adirondack Kayak Championships, North American Voyageur Canoe Championship, All NYMCRA classes and an Anything Goes Catergory.  Lots of fun in Long Lake! BBQ hosted by the Long Lake Lions
Contact: Brian McDonnell 518-891–2744 adirondack90miler@gmail.com

On Saturday, September 21st the Long Boat Regatta returns to the shores of Long Lake.  This long-standing racing tradition has been happening on the waters of Long Lake as the finale race of a busy race season for over 20 years.

The race course boasts a 10 mile stretch. Boats of all classes launch from the Long Lake Town Beach and head south under the bridge to Camp Hilary and Moose Island and then turn around and return north to Round Island.

This event is spearheaded by Macs Canoes and the organizers of the 90 Miler.  Registration is from 9:30am – 10:30am on the porch of the Adirondack Hotel at $25 per person. Paddlers are welcome to register their boats.  Colleges participate with teams from Hamilton and Paul Smiths College regularly making appearances.  

The camaderie of the racers is clear. Some return year after year to participate.    In 2016 a family of three, who’ve never participated in any paddling race before, took a chance and registered their boat.  They enjoyed the day, made some great friends and got to have a unique vacation experience.  

Spectators are invited to the Town Beach to watch.  The Long Lake Lions Club will be on site serving lunch to the participants and anyone who wants to pop in for a delicious lunch. 

Paddling Incentives!  Join the Race and look what can be yours! 


There are a limited number of 90 Miler shirts still available (racer small, medium, 2xl and women’s medium).

Place your order and we will deliver to you for no extra fee at the Long Boat Regatta this weekend.

Call the race hotline to place your order: 518.891.2744.

The custom NRS straps are in!

All 2019 90 Miler paddlers who also paddle in the Long Lake Long Boat Regatta on 9/21/19 will get a complimentary set of ‘Adirondack 90 Miler’ logoed NRS buckle bumper straps!

Registration starts at 930am on race day. The race start is at 11am.

Over 100 paddlers compete in Long Lake Long Boat Regatta

Paddlers Meeting

Competitors Gather at Long Lake Beach Front

Coveted Trophies for Long Lake Regatta

LONG LAKE – Thirty four boats participated in this Saturday’s Long Lake Long Boat Regatta, which featured a variety of races including the North American War Canoe Championships, The New York State Collegiate C-4 championships and the Adirondack Kayak Championships.

In the college championships, The SUNY POTSDAM Bears took first place in the 10-mile race on Long Lake with a time of 1:33: 22, Hamilton College’s Meat Stick was second in 1:35: 22, and Paul Smith’s College’s River Cats placed third in 1:36:48. In the North American Voyageur Canoe Championships, “Dog Breath” a team of NYMCRA Marathon Paddler’s captained by Alec Davis, repeated as champions with a time of 2:02:57. Second went to “Team MAC” captained by Paul Smiths resident Brian McDonnell in 2:16:26 and third went to Team Campmor captained by Russell Rayot in 2: 19:18.

The 15 mile C-4 Championship was won by “Team Yarnell” of Alburgh, Vermont 2:20:57, followed closely by Watson’s Warriors in 2:21: 17.

The regatta also featured several 10-mile races for guideboats, canoes and kayaks.

In the Guideboat competition, Gerhardt Munger of Lowville finished first in 1:41:38, follwed by John Marona of Lake Clear in 1:55:50 and father and son team John and Dalton Homer of Harrisville in 2:28:59. John Homer will be on his way to serve his country in Afghanistan in October. all of his paddling friends wish him well.

In the C-2 Stock races, Lake Clear resident Chas Billingsley, and former Saranac Lake resident Sandy Waters took first in the mixed class with a time of 1:48:17. In the men’s race Mike Skivington and Glen Vandewinckel of Scottsville and Webster, teamed up to take first in 1:35:08.

The 2010 Adirondack Kayak Championship winners in the 10 mile Touring Kayak division were Roger Gocking of Saranac Lake finishing in 1:27:48 and Mary Kelly of Rensselaer finishing in 1:54:24. The 2010 Unlimited Class Champion is Dave Wiltey of Johnstown turning in a time of 1:29:21.

The fastest time of the day for the 10 mile events was achieved by Doug Roode and Mike Finear of Rochester. The pair won the Adirondack Two Person Kayak Chamionship by paddling the course in 1:21:46.

All participants enjoyed barbeque served up by the Long Lake Lions on the Long Lake Town Beach. Race Headquarters was the Adirondack Hotel.

The Long Boat Regatta is the final event of the season organized by the Adirondack Watershed Alliance. Sponsors for the event included Long Lake Recreation, The Central Adirondack Association, Wenonah Canoes, Campmor, Byrne Dairy and MAC’S Canoe Livery. For complete results and more information about the AWA, visit www.macscanoe.com.

Paddlers gather at the start line

Long Lake