Milton canoe and kayak race celebrates 20 years

August 30, 2019

Paddlers battled stiff winds and a strong current in the 20th annual Broadkill Canoe and Kayak Races Aug. 24. Participants entered the water at the end of Oyster Rocks Road and paddled west to Milton Memorial Park. 

Nearly 100 entrants competed in various categories, including single kayak, tandem kayak, tandem canoe, four-person canoe and stand-up paddleboard. 

Race winner Nik Alshayev, 33, and Cliff Roach, 58, stayed stroke-for-stroke through most of the race, finishing one second apart in 1:26:07 and 1:26:08, respectively. 

Also featured in the race was 96-year-old World War II veteran Bill Hahn, who served in the South Pacific on the USS Alabama. He rowed the entire race with Alan Reid. Hahn has competed in most of the Broadkill races over the last two decades. 

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