I’m proud to have been a sponsor of this year’s Vatten Paddlar canoe and kayak race, which was held July 6 on the Eau Claire Chain of Lakes in Barnes and Gordon, Wisconsin. I was glad for the opportunity to support our local community, and also to spread the word about the natural beauty of the lakes and rivers in this part of northwest Wisconsin.
Many of the elite racers turned in incredibly fast times. Even more important, pretty much everyone there had an incredibly fun time. Here are a few scenes from the race. For more images and full race results, visit www.vattenpaddlar.com.
Many thanks to David Delforge for running a great event.