Thank you to our photographers: Renee Russell (RR in photo credits), official Friends photographer; Keith Toler (KT), Portsmouth Director of Tourism; and Diane Cripps, Curator for Shipyard and Lightship Portsmouth Museums

Thank you Freedom Boat Club for transportation, bodies and safety boats!

Getting the day started

Thank you City of Portsmouth!

Getting the Boats, Boards and Racers Ready
 

All those blue shirts are some of our 60 volunteers -- thank you!

Mayor Shannon Glover getting safetied up

Children's Activities Start Early

Getting the starting gun ready?
Free Lightship Portsmouth coloring books and crayons

Heading to the Starting Line

Mayor Shannon Glover
Colin McGlynn (at right)

Tidewater Maritime Living History Association Entertains and Educates Children and Adults Alike

Renee Rusell, Official Friends Photographer, in blue

Hanging out and waiting for the Start

Mayor Shannon Glover in red kayak

Race Committee getting things ready for the Start

From left, Adm. Mark Hugel (Ret.)(former Norfolk Naval Shipyard Commander), Grant Owens, Mary Arel (in back) and Gary Bahena (Paddle Battle Co-Chair)

Lining up for the Start

And They're Off!
The Inaugural Portsmouth Paddle Battle Has Begun!

Colin McGlynn (youngest Racer at 16)(3rd kayak up from bottom)

Heading Up-course to the Hammerhead Crane