Narrow River Race 2017

The 9th Annual Narrow River Race will be held on April 1, 2017. 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

2016 Race Report from Wesley Echols
2016 Race Report from Greg Lesher
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.

Greg Lesher1Surfski SingleAllGuy
Timothy Dwyer2Surfski SingleAllGuy
Mike Florio3Surfski SingleAllGuy
Wesley Echols4Surfski SingleAllGuy
Chris Chappell5Surfski SingleAllGuy
Timmy Shields6Surfski SingleAllGuy
Tim Hacket7Surfski SingleAllGuy
Jan Lupinski8Surfski SingleAllGuy
Timothy Hudyncia9Surfski SingleAllGuy
Jenifer Kreamer10Surfski SingleAllGirl
Jim Kowalski11Surfski SingleAllGuy
Mary Beth Gangloff12Surfski SingleAllGirl
Mike Dostal13Surfski SingleAllGuy
Bill Kuklinski14Surfski SingleAllGuy
Bob Wright15Surfski SingleAllGuy
Christopher Quinn16Surfski SingleAllGuy
Matt Drayer17Surfski SingleAllGuy
Rob Myles18Surfski SingleAllGuy
Kirk Olsen19Surfski SingleAllGuy
Yosef Dayan20Surfski SingleAllGuy
Andy Knight21Surfski SingleAllGuy
Chris Sherwood22Surfski SingleAllGuy
Gerald Kastner23Surfski SingleAllGuy
Leslie Chappell24Surfski SingleAllGirl
Bruce Deltorchio25Surfski 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, 2017


South Kingstown, RI