Narrow River Race 2016

The 8th Annual Narrow River Race will be held on April 2, 2016. Hosted by Wesley Echols and Tim Dwyer, this 10 mile race on Rhode Island's winding Narrow River is a great gauge of your early-season mettle. With protected waters, the race is suitable for paddlers of all abilities. Although primarily for surfskis, other craft are welcome to participate.

There is no registration fee for this race (but would appreciate it if you register online to help us in planning). No awards will be given, but this race is part of the point series. There will likewise be no food or drink provided, although we'll go out together after the race for lunch.

Here's a link to the course map. Paddlers will meet at the Narrow River Fishing Access parking lot, located at the end of Pollock Avenue in South Kingston, Rhode Island.

8:30 - Registration and check-in
9:30 - Captain's meeting
10:00 - Race start

After the race, we'll gather at the Oak Hill Tavern & BBQ for lunch.

Past Results and Race Reports

2015 Race Report from Wesley Echols
2015 Race Report from Greg Lesher
2015 Video from Chris Chappell

See Surfski America for past results.
8:30 - Registration and check-in
9:30 - Captain's meeting
10:00 - Race start

After the race, we'll gather at the Oak Hill Tavern & BBQ for lunch.

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Jenifer Kreamer6Surfski SingleAllGirl
Carly Tillotson16OpenAllGirl
Greg Lesher1Surfski SingleAllGuy
Wesley Echols2Surfski SingleAllGuy
Timothy Dwyer3Surfski SingleAllGuy
Chris Chappell4Surfski SingleAllGuy
Timothy Hudyncia5Surfski SingleAllGuy
Matt Drayer7Surfski SingleAllGuy
Ben Pigott8Surfski SingleAllGuy
Michael Painter9OpenAllGuy
Chris Sherwood10Surfski SingleAllGuy
Bob Wright11Surfski SingleAllGuy
Mary Beth Gangloff12Surfski SingleAllGirl
Bob Capellini13Surfski SingleAllGuy
Bill Kuklinski14Surfski SingleAllGuy
Joe Shaw15KayakAllGuy
Leslie Chappell17Surfski SingleAllGirl
Kirk Olsen18Surfski SingleAllGuy
Mike Dostal19Surfski SingleAllGuy
Bruce Deltorchio20Surfski SingleAllGuy
Yosef Dayan21Surfski SingleAllGuy

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

The exact turn-around of the race in the upper reaches of the river may vary slightly, but the basic course is as follows: Paddle 3 miles upriver to the end of the navigable part of the river, return downriver 5 miles past the start to near where the river empties into Narragansett Bay, then finish 2 miles back upriver to the start/finish.

Depending on the tide, the Narrow River can be quite shallow in parts. While most of the bottom is sandy/muddy, beware of rocks around Middlebridge Road Bridge.
The race will start adjacent to the Narrow River Fishing Access parking lot (Pollock Ave, South Kingston, RI 02879). Ample parking is available.

The post-race gathering will be at the Oak Hill Tavern & BBQ, a 10 minute drive north of the race venue.


Apr 2, 2016


South Kingstown, RI