Cape Gazette

Twenty-first annual Lighthouse Canoe Race held in Dewey Beach

Jul 31, 2013
Photo by: Deny Howeth

The annual Lighthouse Canoe Race featured serious and silly paddlers, some dressed in themed outfits July 23, at Ruddertowne in Dewey Beach.Twenty-four teams, each made up of two men and two women, relay raced along Rehoboth Bay. This year's winners were team I shar, You shar.

Shown (l-r) Team Pirates Booty from Que Pasa includes Matt Trate, Emily Williams and Chad Jenkins in themed costumes for the Lighthouse Restaurant Canoe Race July 23.

Team Rudder Duckie from the Rusty Rudder goes underwater out of the starting gate. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Joey Carpenter of Team Cotton Eyed NOFI paddles home to win the first heat. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Emily Williams and Chad Jenkins concentrate on paddling the Pirates Booty canoe homeward without taking on water. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
The key to getting ahead is a great shove-off. Matt Trate gives his teammates a powerful push. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Team Rudder Duckie members (l-r) Yelena Kretova, Kyle Carney, Autumn Longoria and Robert Brooks from the Rusty Rudder hope to paddle their way to victory with bath scrubbers. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Shelley Backus Talmo, a manager at the Rusty Rudder, keeps an eye on her team. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
As at any sporting event, "The Star Spangled Banner" was sung and the stars and stripes displayed. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Alex Hulihan and Nick Degnars of team We Put the Oar in the Starboard, go underwater at the finish line. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
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