We have 40 racers signed up for the Race on the Charles, a fundraising event for the Charles River Watershed Association (crwa.org). On April 29th Chewonki will have both racers and supporters at the event. Feel free to join us on race day to cheer on the racers, or come to the picnic at the finish. Schuyler Thomson, former National Champion White Water Canoeing, got us all started with the first of a handfull of teaching sessions. Schuyler is lending us a wood canvas EM White canoe for the race. Lincoln Canoe in Freeport, thanks to Marc Bourgoin is also providing us with a canoe, this one new and composed of fiberglass. Which one weighs more? The race includes some portages, so weight of the boat does have an affect. Ten of the semesters students are coming off a successful training week on white water and participation in the St George’s race in March. Look for their passion for the water to spill over to us all. Some of our paddlers will be using bent shaft paddles, other straight shaft. Whichever boat, whichever paddle, we are looking for a fun time for all.