Maine Paddle Company Participates in Everglades Challenge

Expedition–style racing adventures in small human- and wind-powered boats. That’s what Water Tribe is all about. Every year rowers, paddlers, and sailors take to the water in four events: The Water Tribe Challenge. Shaw & Tenney, based in Orono, Maine, is proud to be playing a part in the biggest of the 2015 races, The Everglades Challenge.

The Everglades Challenge runs from Fort Desoto, near Tampa, to Key Largo, — 300 miles in 8 days (hopefully!) The 2015 race begins on Saturday, March 7.

Shaw & Tenney has made many custom oars, paddles, and sculling oars for competitors in all kinds of boats over the years.

All who complete the Everglades Challenge this year and those winning each class receive a handmade Shaw & Tenney award paddle. It’s an honor for us to be a part of this incredible race, and we are pleased to help Chief Steve Isaac make the Everglades Challenge a phenomenal success each year.

“The purpose of Water Tribe is to encourage the development of boats, equipment, skills and human athletic performance for safe and efficient coastal cruising using minimal impact human and wind powered watercraft based on sea kayaks, canoes, and small sailboats.”
— Chief, February 2000

“A life changing experience!”
— Heard many times

Shaw & Tenney is hoping to enter a boat in the race next year. How about you?

To follow the race and for more information about the Everglades Challenge or the Water Tribe, CLICK HERE.