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Monday, June 23, 2008

Guide Boat Race


Hanmer Guide Boat Races Return for a 46th Edition

Saranac Lake (NY) - The 46th Annual Willard Hanmer Guideboat Races will take place on Sunday July 6th at Riverside Park in Saranac Lake. The races will start at 11 a.m. with registration starting at 10 a.m. Pre-registration packets are available at Guide Boat Realty, 191 River St., Saranac Lake, 518-891-1144 or at the Saranac Lake area Chamber of Commerce office, 518-891-1990.

Race categories include a one-person guideboat race that will involve about a ¼ mile carry; a two-person race which will involve a change of seats by the rower and paddler; a fledgling race for those under 16; women’s race; and a granddaddy race where the contestants combined ages must exceed 100 years.

This year’s event will also include a canoe race, a “rubba-dubb” race with four or more paddlers in a recreational canoe.

There will be prize money of $100 for first place, $75 for second place, $50 for third place and a bonus: $100 for the fastest traditional guideboat.

The race is sponsored by Guide Boat Realty, the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, The Woodward Boatshop, The Doyle Boatshop and Bear Essentials.

The 46th annual Hanmer Race is held in conjunction with the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s Great Adirondack Days.

For more information, please contact the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 518-891-1990 or by e-mail at


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