Whitewater Derby 2010

whitewater derby 2010

Anything that floats.

Sebsatien's posted a photoset from this past weekend's Whitewater Derby in Mechanicville. It includes some good shots of the competitors -- especially entrants in the "anything that floats" category.

It wasn't exactly the nicest day to be on the water. "Frigid, windy and downright uncomfortable" was how the Saratogian's Sam Hollingsworth described it.

photo: Sebastien B


That is such a cool photograph! I especially love the kids on the banks looking on. It reminds me of some Lord of the Flies type story.I bet my 5 yr old would have loved being there to see this.

That's amazing -- and great pictures. Nice to see that this nutty event hasn't been banned.

I did this one a few years ago, its amazing. The start is actually about 5 feet wide. Pretty sure this is the only time of the year the water is high enough for them to pull it off.
North Creek hosts one in a few weeks, a little less treacherous, but just as fun.

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