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