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Belize Coast Guard win Guinness Boom to the City Canoe Race

Posted: Monday, February 26, 2024. 8:01 am CST.

Belize Coast Guard won the Boom to the City Race – Photo Credit: Belize Canoe Association

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: The Belize Coast Guard, comprising Wilbert Daniels, James Alford, and Daniel Gregorio, won the Powered by Guinness Boom to the City Canoe Race in two hours, 43 minutes, and 13 seconds (2:43:13) on Sunday, February 25.

The canoe race, held under the Belize Canoe Association, started at Riverside Park in Burrell Boom at 10:00 am and headed to Belize City via the Belize River, finishing at The Tavern.

“A convincing victory today for our canoe team finishing over a minute ahead of the 2nd Place team,” the Coast Guard said in a social media post.

“Our third consecutive 1st Place win places us as the favorite to win the La Ruta Maya River Challenge.”

Belize Coast Guard won the Boom to the City Race – Photo Credit: Belize Canoe Association

2023 Ruta Maya winners Guava Limb, consisting of  Javier Guardado, Daniel Cruz Jr, and Andres Cabb Jr, finished in second position in 2:44:08 followed by Black Orchid Resort in third place in 2:44:26.

In 2023, Team PACT consisting of Amado Cruz, Daniel Cruz Sr, and Jerry Cante clinched the Boom to the City Race in two hours, 37 minutes, and 15 seconds (2:37:15).

On Sunday, February 11, the Coast Guard edged Guava Limb by a second in a frantic sprint to win the Shaila & Chastelyn Land Consultancy New River Loop Canoe Race at Libertad, Corozal.

Before that, on Sunday, January 28, the Belize Coast Guard won the annual Universal Hardware Upstream Canoe Race from the Haulover Bridge to Burrell Boom.

Boom to the City Race – Photo Credit: Belize Canoe Association

Boom to the City Race – Photo Credit: Belize Canoe Association

 

 

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