Vineyard 20th Oar and Paddle Results
September 2, 2010
The following results were posted in the Martha’s Vineyard Times for the 20th annual Oar and Paddle Regatta on Lake Sengekontacket, Oak Bluffs, which took place this past Sunday, August 29.
Some 48 paddlers and 3 dogs took part in the 2.7-mile course from Little Bridge, around Sarson’s Island and back again.
The first boat to complete the course was powered by Dana Gaines of Edgartown. Dana’s time was 24 minutes and 40 seconds in his fiberglass sea kayak.
Ed Gorak and Eric Goplerud were the first male tandem to cross the finish line, clocking in at 35:02. Photo by Ralph Stewart. Second was Percy Burt in a plastic sea kayak at 30:02. Just 23 seconds later came Gregory Bennett in a fiberglass sea kayak.
Nick Albertson was the first paddleboarder, finishing in the course in 45:39.
Louise Swartz was the first female finisher at 39:24.