Kipona Canoe Race

Kipona Canoe Race, Susquehanna River, Harrisburg, PA - 2 September 2002

Story as reported by Sea Scout Action News roving reporter Nate Blackford and photographer Chris Blackford

HARRISBURG - 9/2/2002 - Adam Blackford and Chris Sheaffer, in their final Under 18 appearance at the Kipona Canoe Races, made it look easy as they nabbed first place in the Age 15-18 Teen bracket.  Later, the Ship 25 team took to the water once more and garnered 2nd Place for their first appearance in the Menís C-2 race with a time of 3 minutes, 9 seconds for the half mile sprint.  This is the second year the pair were double medalists in the Dick Reese sponsored Canoe races held on the Susquehanna River during the Harrisburg Kipona Festival. 

Kipona 001 start-11.jpg (344467 bytes)  Adam and Chris awaiting the starting signal.

Kipona 002 official start1.jpg (320261 bytes)  On your mark, get set, GO! - Look at those guys getting ready to dig into the water!

Kipona 003 finish1.jpg (338519 bytes)  Chris and Adam going at Flank Speed across the finish line.

Kipona 004 winners1.jpg (408773 bytes)  First Place Winners - age 15-18 teen bracket!  Chris Sheaffer is an Eagle Scout in his freshman year at Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA.  Adam Blackford, a senior at Central York High School, has just finished his requirements for Eagle and is awaiting his Board of Review.  Both Adam and Chris are members of Sea Scout Ship 25 - SSS YORKSHIRE, a co-ed group of young adults interested in fun and all things nautical.

FastCounter by bCentral

Home Up MD Maritime Fest Wills-Kain Eagle Canoe Race D.C. Visit Bo'sun's Project Chris's Eagle Eagle Dinner Nygard Regatta Eco-Challenge Program Launch Chesapeake Regatta Windrose Arrives Willit Work Party NER Regatta Admission Ceremony MS Bike Tour ScoutFleet ScoutFleet2 Wizard Cottage Lot SEA EAGLE COPE Corn Roast Kipona Canoe Race Liberty Ship Catoctin 2003 Mall Show Council Dinner Garrod Hydraulics Tuckahoe Landship Semper Paratus First Bridge of Honor NER BOH Wizard Cross-over HMS SULTANA Greg's Eagle Kuan Yin Rock Hall Herrington Harbour Solomons Night Race USS SEQUOIA Harry's Eagle Project Maritime Day SULTANA Long Cruise Christmas Party Tim's Bridge of Honor USNA SAS BOR Boat Preparation BOR2004 Koch Cup Hospital Ship COMFORT DE Beaches Troop 25 Sailing SASW-2004 Shiloh Fundraiser Adirondacks Halloween Parade Cook-Off VSE Snow Ball







This page is from the website of SSS YORKSHIRE - Sea Scout Ship 25, York, PA, USA -