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Long Lake Boat Regatta draws 40 entries

LONG LAKE - Forty boats participated in the annual Long Lake Long Boat Regatta, which featured a variety of races including the Cliff Bar college C-4 championships.

In the college championships, Paul Smith's College took first place, finishing the 10-mile race on Long Lake in one hour and 29 minutes. Paul Smith's edged Hamilton College's 'Day Glo' team by just 53 seconds.

In the North American Voyageur Canoe Championships, a team captained by Roger Henry of Rexford took first place with a time of 2:02:11 over a 15-mile course. GRB Newman designs, which included Canton residents John and Gene Newman and Lake Clear resident Brian McDonnell, took second in 2:02:57.

The third best overall time went to a boat captained by Heuvelton resident Kerry Newell after a finish of 2:11:15, while Team Campmor captained by Russ Rayot finished in 2:11:41.

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

In the C-2 Stock race, Lake Clear residents Chas and Diana Billingsley took first in the mixed class with a time of 1:33:42.

In C-2 Stock men's, Scottsville resident Mike Skivington and Saranac Lake resident Jim Minnie teamed up for a first place finish with a time of 1:33:29. Fred Goodnough, of Theresa, and Brian Watson of Watertown, took second in 1:34:47.

Jim Mallony, of Henrietta, competing in the unlimited kayak class was the fastest boat to complete the 10-mile course. He finished in 1:19:21.

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, Cliff Bar, Wenonah Canoes, Campmor, and MAC'S Canoe Livery.

For complete results and more information about the AWA, visit www.macscanoe.com.

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