Cape Ann Rowing Club Essex River Race this Saturday!

Saturday, May 11, the Essex River Race sponsored by the Cape Ann Rowing Club will be held rain or shine. Over 230 craft of every kind that is human powered will be setting off around 10 AM from the starting line in the Essex River right there on the new causeway where the Essex River hugs Route 133. If you park in the way back behind Woodsman’s it is just a short walk to prime viewing. The serious racers will take less than an hour to do the six miles down and back and Rubber Duck will show up about a half hour later.

Many boats will be washing the winter cobwebs off as they are placed in the water. Wash off your winter cobwebs and come on down. And it’s never too late to enter. Get your craft and your butt to registration 8 AM to 9:15 and get a good start to the season. Registration and pre-race meeting at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum.

Even if it’s raining, come on down because the over 230 boats already registered will be there. And there is so much to do on that stretch between the Shipbuilding Museum and Woodman’s that the hour during the race will fly by.

Last year:

Can you find Rubber Duck?

2 thoughts on “Cape Ann Rowing Club Essex River Race this Saturday!

  1. Going out was against the incoming tide, going back upriver was against a 20 knot wind from the south. (This built up quickly during the morning so if you were a tad slow towing a Rubber Duck you were punished.) Just like getting to school back in the day, it was uphill both ways.

    Still a fun paddle and the Causeway Chili at the finish was tasty.


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