Lake Havasu City Outrigger Canoe Club racing teams were well represented in San Diego, Calif., May 13. Nineteen racers representing Lake Havasu City paddled in the “not so calm” Pacific Ocean.

Coed team photo courtesy photo courtesy Mary Barriault

Two women crews, one co-ed crew and two additional steerspersons paddled in the Hano Hano Outrigger Club 2017 Crystal Pier Race. They have been training for months to prepare for this race season.  The group walked away with a gold medal and a lot of happy paddlers.  The youngest paddler, Schyler Perez, steered an open women’s team in the 10-foot swells for the 12-mile-long course.

Women’s A team photo courtesy Mary Barriault

Pictured Above : Megan Neal, Mary Barriault, Angela Veneroni, Michele Kirkpatrick, Debbie Hyde, Pam Reinke.  Not shown: Schyler Perez,  Lara Goodell, Lee Payne, Larry Lutz, Fred Case, Mike Ashford,  Mary Lou Johnson, Jan Chisman, Julia Case, Laura Marcus, Jackie Speelman, Cathy Chandler and  Gary Mortimer.

Information provided by:  Mary Barriault

photo courtesy Mary Barriault
Women’s B team photo courtesy Mary Barriault




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Becky Maxedon
Becky Maxedon has lived in Lake Havasu City for more than seven years, coming to the city as the managing editor of the Today’s News-Herald. She is currently the executive director of the Lake Havasu Museum of History. After a 30-plus year career in journalism, Becky has taken leave of the seven-day deadline-driven industry to give back to the Lake Havasu community that she has fallen in love with.


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