The 44th Annual Great Smith River Canoe and Kayak Race, sponsored by the Wolfeboro Lions Club, will be held on Saturday, May 19th, starting at 1:15 PM.
A number of Wentworth Watershed Association members enjoy this race yearly. Some in boats and others just watching the boats come down the Smith River below the Crescent Lake dam.
The race begins at the Allen Albee Beach on Lake Wentworth, passes through Smith River to Crescent Lake, down the lower Smith River to Back Bay and then to Dockside. The race is approximately 4 miles long and includes a mild white-water stretch and two short portages. There are 19 competition classes intended to accommodate paddlers of all abilities.
Registration runs from 10:00 AM to 12:45 PM on the day of the race at Albee Beach. Registration forms are also available at sporting goods stores in Wolfeboro, Wolfeboro Town Hall and at the Wolfeboro Chamber of Commerce. For additional information, call Roger Murray at (603)569-5454.