Sakonnet River Race 2018

The 11th annual Sakonnet River Race will be held on June 2, 2018. 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.

DO NOT SPEED ON McCorrie Lane down to the BEACH. Very easy to do going down the hill but use your brakes. Neighbors complain. Thanks. Wesley

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

Past Results and Race Reports
2017 Race Report from Greg Lesher
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.

Dave Roberts1Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Wesley Echols2Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Greg Lesher3Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Ryan Bardsley4Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Timothy Dwyer5Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Chris Chappell6Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Leslie Chappell7Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Girl
Bruce Deltorchio8Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)Guy
Dave Grainger9Surfski 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 2, 2018


Portsmouth, RI