Paddlefest in the Rain

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Alexis Berry (right) and Leslie Berry (left) wait for the start of the timed race to begin during Paddlefest 2014 on the Savannah River near the boat launch site at the Boat House off Reynolds Street on Saturday, August 2, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Chuck Hardin, owner of White Cap Standup Paddle Boarding, explains how to stand up on a paddle board for those who have never done it before, during Paddlefest 2014 on the Savannah River near the boat launch site at the Boat House off Reynolds Street on Saturday, August 2, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. The event was delayed about an hour due to rain in the area. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Other kayaking and canoe races launched further up the river, and Larry Marietta is the first to cross the finish line in a canoe during Paddlefest 2014 on the Savannah River near the boat launch site at the Boat House off Reynolds Street on Saturday, August 2, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Paddle boarders are seen in the water after the race began during Paddlefest 2014 on the Savannah River near the boat launch site at the Boat House off Reynolds Street on Saturday, August 2, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Chris Young is the first to the water, taking his board out to the middle of the river in a slight drizzle as he waits for the start of Paddlefest 2014 on the Savannah River near the boat launch site at the Boat House off Reynolds Street on Saturday, August 2, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Leslie Berry floats on the water as she goes out to meet the group at the starting line during Paddlefest 2014 on the Savannah River near the boat launch site at the Boat House off Reynolds Street on Saturday, August 2, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Chuck Hardin (right), owner of White Cap Standup Paddle Boarding, speaks with Clara Lange (center, left) and Travis Lightbody (left) as people register and move their boards to the dock during Paddlefest 2014 on the Savannah River near the boat launch site at the Boat House off Reynolds Street on Saturday, August 2, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Bob Marchiony stands near his paddle board as he waits for the rain to let up during Paddlefest 2014 on the Savannah River near the boat launch site at the Boat House off Reynolds Street on Saturday, August 2, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Marchiony was not competing in the racing event. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Chuck Hardin, owner of White Cap Standup Paddle Boarding, explains how to stand up on a paddle board for those who have never done it before, during Paddlefest 2014 on the Savannah River near the boat launch site at the Boat House off Reynolds Street on Saturday, August 2, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. The event was delayed about an hour due to rain in the area. Sara CaldwellStaff
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A dog eyes a duck on the water during Paddlefest 2014 on the Savannah River near the boat launch site at the Boat House off Reynolds Street on Saturday, August 2, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Chuck Hardin, owner of White Cap Standup Paddle Boarding, explains how to stand up on a paddle board for those who have never done it before, during Paddlefest 2014 on the Savannah River near the boat launch site at the Boat House off Reynolds Street on Saturday, August 2, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. The event was delayed about an hour due to rain in the area. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Paddle boards are seen in the grass, before the group of people competing is launched to the staring line, during Paddlefest 2014 on the Savannah River near the boat launch site at the Boat House off Reynolds Street on Saturday, August 2, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Tim Ludwick shows Alexis Berry -- who has never paddle boarded before-- how to stand when she is on the board in the water before the start of Paddlefest 2014 on the Savannah River near the boat launch site at the Boat House off Reynolds Street on Saturday, August 2, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff

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