Sakonnet River Race 2017

The 10th annual Sakonnet River Race will be held on June 3, 2017. Hosted by Wesley Echols, this 13 mile race on Rhode Island's Sakonnet River (actually a large ocean bay) is the first open-water race of the New England season. Although primarily for surfskis, outrigger canoes and other kayaks are welcome to participate.

There is a $25 registration fee for this race to cover facility costs and lunch.  You must register prior to race day unless you receive express permission from Wesley.  No awards will be given, but this race is part of both the and New England Surfski point series. Lunch will be provided after the race.

Here's a link to the course map.  Paddlers will meet at McCorrie Point, located at the end of McCorrie Lane in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

8:00 - Registration and check-in
9:20 - Captain's meeting
10:00 - Race start

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

See Surfski America for past results.

8:00 - Registration and check-in
9:20 - Captain's meeting
10:00 - Race start

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Maxim Yasochka1Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Timothy Dwyer2Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Greg Lesher3Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Jim Kowalski4Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Tim Hacket5Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Joe Shaw6Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Bruce Deltorchio7Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Matt Drayer8Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Jan Lupinski9Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Christopher Quinn10Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Sean Milano, Mark Ceconi11Surfski DoubleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Steve Delgaudio12Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Jim Hoffman13Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Mike Dostal14Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Igor Yeremeev15Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Mike Florio16Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Chris Chappell17Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Chris Laughlin18Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Olga Sydorenko19Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Girl
Andrius Zinkevichus20Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Leslie Chappell21Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Girl
Wesley Echols22Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

The course is simple: From a start just off the beach near McCorrie Point, paddle 6.5 miles south towards the mouth of the Sakonnet River (which is actually an extended 1.5 mile wide ocean bay), turn on a buoy off of Third Beach, and return to finish at the starting line.

(and then click on the little map markers for additional info)

Of course, the course may be changed due to condition on race day.
The race will start adjacent to the McCorrie Point beach (McCorrie Point, Portsmouth, RI) at the end of McCorrie Lane. Ample parking is available on the hard-packed beach.


Jun 3, 2017


Portsmouth, RI