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PHOTOS: Downhill kayaking at Boat Bash Snow Crash

  • Mike Goyette, a kayaker from Lebanon, makes a test run before competitive racing begins during Boat Bash Snow Crash at Veterans Memorial Recreation Ski Area in Franklin on Saturday, March 4, 2017. The event featured downhill kayaking and was the first of its kind in the area. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

  • Judy Elliott, 64, of Salisbury takes a kayak down one of the trails during Boat Bash Snow Crash at Veterans Memorial Recreation Ski Area in Franklin on Saturday, March 4, 2017. The event featured downhill kayaking and was the first of its kind in the area. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

  • xxxxxxx xxxxxx / Monitor staffErik Wheeler of Franklin goes off course during Boat Bash Snow Crash at Veterans Memorial Recreation Ski Area in Franklin on Saturday, March 4, 2017. The event featured downhill kayaking and was the first of its kind in the area. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

  • Judy Elliott, 64, of Salisbury celebrates at the end of her kayak run during Boat Bash Snow Crash at Veterans Memorial Recreation Ski Area in Franklin on Saturday, March 4, 2017. The event featured downhill kayaking and was the first of its kind in the area. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

  • Crews rebuild walls and groom the two trails before competitive racing begins during Boat Bash Snow Crash at Veterans Memorial Recreation Ski Area in Franklin on Saturday, March 4, 2017. The event featured downhill kayaking and was the first of its kind in the area. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

  • A participant takes a kayak down one of the trails during Boat Bash Snow Crash at Veterans Memorial Recreation Ski Area in Franklin on Saturday, March 4, 2017. The event featured downhill kayaking and was the first of its kind in the area. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)



Monitor staff
Saturday, March 04, 2017

Downhill kayaking debuted at Veterans Memorial Recreation Ski Area in Franklin on Saturday during the first annual Boat Bash Snow Crash. Crews worked around the clock the previous couple days to make enough snow to build the course. The all-day event featured casual sledders, competitive races, food, vendors, raffles and live music. About 30 racers had signed up for the competition by 3:30 p.m. and attendence was pushing 80. Proceeds from the event went to both the Franklin Outing Club and Mill City Park project.