Saturday, June 27, 2009

Log Canoe Season Starts Today

The Chesapeake Log Canoe is the Chesapeake Bays most famous classic class with some hulls dating back to the late 1800's. Most of the owners have now hotted up the canoes with higher aspect blades, triradial sails, carbon fiber planks and the racing has a very keen fan base that watch the races from assorted powerboats. Island Blossom and Island Lark have been duking it out the past couple of years for the season championship. The class is based around St. Michaels MD but does travel to other venues on the Eastern Shore. A good YouTube showing the boardmen throwing their boards as well as the bail out after a capsize (support boat comes over and the masts have to come out first)......

Update: Andrew Campbell, 2008 Laser Olympic Rep was out on a log canoe that weekend and writes about it on his blog

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