Wareham Week: Sunday morning rainstorms made for choppy waters, prompting organizers of the 10th annual Bird Island Challenge [in Wareham, Massachusetts] to cancel the event’s namesake 13-mile race.
But the weather didn’t stop participants in boats of all shapes and sizes from tackling the event’s 3- and 6-mile courses.
“Everyone seemed to understand” the cancellation of the 13-mile race to Bird Island in Marion and back, said Jo-Ann Watson, marketing and development director for the Gleason Family YMCA, which hosts the race.
Coming in first in the women’s single kayak division for the Great Hill course was Denise Hixon with a time of 1:38.28.
First place in the men’s kayak division for the Great Hill course was Onno Bokhove from the Netherlands. His time was an astounding 49:27. To see a video of Onno in action 2 years ago, CLICK HERE.
For race results CLICK HERE (PDF).
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