By Chris Erwin
It was a beautiful day in Greenup County when the Canoers and Kayakers launched their craft in the Little Sandy River. It was right by the Raccoon Bridge on Route 2, at 9 am. Both Soc Clay and Sam Piatt were present and commented that in the last eight years, the race has been going on; the weather has never been this good.
The 6.14 miles down the river in the past took a little more than an hour for the fastest paddlers to complete. This year that record will nearly be impossible to beat in these river conditions.
I pulled up on the Greenup boat ramp where they would be finishing the race; Tom Clay, the director, and timekeeper was stationed at the last bend where they would mark the official time of each constant.
The first-place winner in the canoe division would be Jim Rogers and Rick Horton their official time would be 1 hr and 15 minutes. Rogers and Horton are from Huntington, WV.
The second place in the Kayak division was Jason Madden of Ashland, KY. The second place in the Canoe Divison was Ramcie Hamah and Joe Coaliron from Argillite, KY. Third Place in the Kayak division was Tim Tolliver of Greenup, KY. The third-place winner in the canoe division was Kelly and Bev Burton of Greenup KY.
“By holding events like this one, we can highlight these small streams like Tygarts Creek, Little Sandy River and Kinniconick Creek these streams are teaming with fish and provide some of the best canoeing and Kayak water anywhere.” Soc Clay said.
I want to remind everyone the Kentucky Outdoor Press Association will be at the Scotts Creek Marina on the 11-13th of Oct. you are welcome to stop by and say hello to the outdoor communicators that you read, listen to and see on TV. They are the oldest outdoor group in Kentucky Starting in 1951. I hope to see you there. Until next time, keep your line wet and take a kid fishing. Chris Erwin is the founder and publisher of Kentucky Angling News an online magazine available at www.kentuckyangling.com/magazine Chris can be reached by email email@example.com