PHOTOS BY BEVERLEA WALZ Ready for the race, early Sunday morning.
The second annual running of the Great Peconic Race Sunday , a 19.5 mile circumnavigation of Shelter Island, was a resounding success, with great competition and camaraderie. Wades Beach, where the race began and ended, was turned into a late summer all-day festival.
Below, some images of the great day from Shelter Island Reporter staff photographer Beverlea Walz.
Final instructions at the captains’ meeting.
Paddle to paddle.
Beginning of rough waters.
Passing South Ferry.
Staying on course.
Watch that wake.
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Terry Kent, first across the finish line in the men’s paddleboard division .
Islander Linda McCarthy, center, among the top finishers in the stand up paddleboard 6-mile competition.