The 31st annual Frederic Remington Race will be held Saturday, July 21 as part of the Ogdensburg International Seaway Festival. The course will run from Heuvelton to Ogdensburg (approximately 12 miles), and USCA and NYCRA rules will be used.
A registration session will be held on Thursday (July 19) from 6-8 p.m. at the Ed Dobisky Visitors Center.
The race starts at the Boat Launch in Heuvelton (follow the signs in Heuvelton) and proceed down the Oswegatchie River towards Ogdensburg. There are two portages of about 100 yards each, the first at Eel Weir Dam (6.5 miles down river) the second is at the dam in Ogdensburg (about 4.5 miles further down river). Both portages will be on the right side of the dams. Canoeists will leave the Oswegatchie and enter the St. Lawrence, bear right and the finish is at the boat ramp. The total distance is approximately 12 miles.
There will be recreational and competition classes participating in the race. Two recreational classes, C2 Women and a C2 Mixed will start at 9:30 a.m. with the other classes to follow. See registration form.
The minimum weight for a Unlimited canoe is 55 pounds, and canoes must be between 176 and 186 in length.
The first 60 contestants will receive shirts at registration. Participants who do not receive a shirt, one will be ordered at a cost of $1.50 to cover the cost of mailing. The registration fee is $10 per participant in US funds. All contestants must sign the waiver forms. The parent or guardian must also sign waiver forms with minors.
Make checks payable to Ogdensburg International Seaway Festival. Completed entry forms should be sent to Jill Doyle, 1722 Ford Street, Ogdensburg NY 13669.
The awards will be presented at approximately 1:15 p.m. at the finish line area. Absolutely no alcoholic beverages are allowed.
31st FREDERIC REMINGTON CANOE RACE
USCA & NYCRA RULES
OFFICE USE: NUMBER:____ PAID___WAIVER__T__T SHIRT__
Adults & Youth *9:45 ___Masters 10:00 ___Kayak(M) 10:00 ___
S/Men/Women 10:00 ___Men 10:15 ___Kayak Women 10:00
Kayak Tandem _____ 10:00
Fees: $10 per participant US Funds - No Late Fee
Note: *Junior ages are 15-16 and 17 as of Jan. 1, 2012, *Youth ages are older than 5 and less than 15 as of Jan. 1, 2012, 1. Masters age is 40+
___C1 Men 10:25 ___C2 Std. Trad 10:25 ___C1 Masters 10:25
___C2 Men 10:35 ___C1 Std. Open 10:35
PARTICIPANT INFORMATION (Please Print)
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LICENSE PLATE NO.________________
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LICENSE PLATE NO._________________
All contestants must sign the waiver formers. Parent or Guardian Must sign along with any minors participating. Make Checks payable to Seaway Festival.
I hereby release the Ogdensburg International Seaway Festival of all claims which may result from loss, damage, or injury to persons, persons, or property. I fully understanding and agree to abide by the rules of the race. I hereby irrevocably authorize and give consent to the Ogdensburg International Seaway Festival to use my image or likeness, in any form, for the advertising or promotion of tourism without further compensation or notification to me.
I hereby release the Ogdensburg International Seaway Festival of all claims which may result from loss, damage, or injury to person, persons or property. I fully understand and agree to abide by the rules of the race. . I hereby irrevocably authorize and give consent to the Ogdensburg International Seaway Festival to use my image or likeness, in any form, for the advertising or promotion of tourism without further compensation or notification to me.