CORNVILLE – John Alsop of Cornville, was recently elected president of the Maine Canoe and Kayak Racing Organization (MACKRO), a state-wide group formed in 1986 in order to promote canoe and kayak racing in Maine. It is affiliated with other regional and national canoe racing clubs.

Alsop, a veteran canoe racer, recently participated in the “triple crown” of North American Canoe Racing, including competition of the Austable Marathon, a 120-mile overnight race in Michigan.

Alsop hopes to increase participation in competitive paddling throughout the state. “Maine has a great tradition for paddle sports,” he stated. “Canoe and kayak racing is great exercise, a great social activity and lots of fun and we have tremendous water resources in which to do it.”

The 2007 MACKRO canoe and kayak race schedule will be published soon.


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.