My day was as a chase boat for the Blackburn Challenge rowing race around Cape Ann. A 22 mile jaunt of human powered boats of all types. My station was off Salt Island,just about the only area that didn't have fog! I'll post many more photos
in the next few days.
Here are the winners,provided by the Gloucester Daily Times:
The Division Winners: Banks Dory Singles, Jimmy Tarantino; Banks Dory Doubles, Jeff Muise and Joe Sanfillippo, Fixed Seat Double, Donald Carter and George Hamilton; Sliding Seat Touring Single Men, Mark Allen; Sliding Seat Racing Single Men, Russ Cone; Sliding Seat Racing Single Women, Gia DeAngelis; Sliding Seat Touring Double, Sean Bercaw and Wendin Smith; Sliding Seat Racing Double, Carin Reynolds and Peter Kermond; Open, Thomas Tieman; Outrigger Canoes, Blake Conant, Michael, Steve, Paul, Randy; Sliding Seat Touring Singles Woman, Deborah Olsen; Fixed Seat Single Men, Rob Gunther; Outrigger Canoes Double, Colleen Moore and Cindy Mcnett; Outrigger Single Men, Dan Hammer; Outrigger Single Women, Margo Pellegrino; Fixed Multi Rowing, Team Saquish-Christine Snow - David, Scott, Peter, Kurt, Tucker, Dan; Fast Kayak Double, Jonathan Rose and Priscilla Reinertsen; Fast Kayak Single Men, Roger Gocking; Fast Kayak Single Women, Fiona Cousins; HP Kayak Single Men, Patrick Hemmens; HP Kayak Single Women, Alex McLain; Paddleboard, David Reichel; Sea Kayak Double, Joe Royer and Carol Lee Royer; Sea Kayak Single Men, Tucker Lindquist; Sea Kayak Single Women, Sarah Evertson; Sliding Seat Multi Rowing, Allice Bellone-Cohasset - Natalie, Tara, Jackson; Work Boats Single, Cyrus Ebinger; Work Boats Double, Stan Wasserman and Paul Flannery; KP Kayak Double, Philip Warner, Nick Schade.
Launched and ready!
Launching from "Ruth Ann"!
Getting ready to race!
Heading down the ramp!
Long boat....Short truck!
Gig gets ready!
Draining the outrigger!
Thacher Island in the fog!
Big group emerges from fog!
Paddeling without a boat!
Yes....He has a boat!
Heading right at me!
Thanks for the water!
Chase boat "Glass Slipper",Damon at the tiller!
Slider and outrigger!
Red outrigger heads towards breakwater!
Out of sync!
Last boat struggles on with oars too short!
Jimmy Tarantino winner of the single Banks Dory class.
Here I'm towing in a Banks Dory!
Chase boat "Glass Slipper" follows two paddlers around the end of the breakwater!
Pavilion Beach where the race ended!
Beer wagon...Free beer for everyone!
It's not "soda" and not "pop" or even "soda pop" it's "tonic"!
It's a "rotary" not a "roundabout"!
"Going up the line" is a term used when leaving the island!
A "jigga"is a homemade powerless go-cart!
It's not "Break Time or Coffee Break" it's "Mug-up"!
It's not a "water fountain" it's a "Bubbla"!