There is still time to represent!
Eliminations are 3 weeks away on August 13th off of Niles Beach . If you have been rowing or would like to try racing, your time is here. Grab a partner and get some rows in over the next few weeks and you could represent the US in Nova Scotia , Canada August 27th for the International title. We need teams in all categories: Juniors (men 18 & under), Women, Mixed Doubles, Over 40 men, and Open men. Winners of eliminations receive an “expense paid” trip to Lunenburg to take on the Canadians. If you have always wanted to try racing and don’t have a partner, let us know and we will try to “hook you up”.
In other news, congratulations to all our members who took on the Blackburn Challenge this past weekend. A grueling 20+ mile course around Cape Ann in an 800 lb. dory is truly a feat that few can accomplish. I am proud to say the IDRC was well represented with Christina Carpenter completing the race as the first woman ever to finish solo in a banks dory, Jimmy T receiving a “hall of fame” award for so many (and the fasted time ever) solo in a banks dory, and Jeff Muise/Joe Sanfillippo who broke 4 hours in a “real” banks dory (our unofficial best time ever!). And, not to forget the return of Geoff Thomas/Tim Oakes who finished a respectable 3rd in the banks dory division after only a few weeks back in the boat.
Lastly, we are looking for volunteers to help get the practice boats back in service Monday, August 1st 6pm at Pavilion Beach . Mike Harmon has volunteered to tow the boats off mooring and over to the beach where we will scrub them down and row them back to the town landing. Please let us know if you can give us an hour or so that evening.
IDRC Board of Directors
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