MADRID -- Beautiful weather and calm water on the Grasse River made for a fun weekend of canoe and kayak racing at the 21st Madrid Canoe Regatta June 9 and 10 at the Madrid Community Park.
Racers came from as far away as Rochester, Montreal, Ottawa, Maine, Pennsylvania and throughout New York State. There were races of three, six, none and 13 miles held over two days. Some local winners were:
Canton: John and Gene Newman, Blanch Towne, Ben and Regina Budelmann, Paula and Peter Jensen-Moulton
Colton: James Plumley
Fine: Don Roy
Madrid: Bill Short, Tim Morse, Alyssa Gagnon
Potsdam: Will and Ellie Sigfried
Rensselaer Falls: Allen and Mary Kelly
The Moultons of Madrid are credited with organizing the fun event.