Saturday morning was a great day for a race, the 2013 International Dory Races between Canada and USA is a great event that's been going on for 61 years!
A memorial row honoring past committee members who have passed away.
USCG 47 footer patrol boat.
Mix division start. Gloucester rowers Mike Frontiera and Elin diAngelo (foreground) vs Canadians Kelly George and Robert Fox
Approaching the finish line which Mike Frontiera and Elin diAngelo won.
Without a Canadian Junior team in this years race two Coast Guard crew members of Station Gloucester face off against Gloucester's Kyle Edmonds and Joey Ciolino (foreground).
Kyle and Joey hug the Fish Pier for less wind resistance!
Coast Guard crew.
Crossing the finish line as victors!
Women's race starts, Gloucester’s Samantha Rose and Alexandra Pizzimenti (foreground) vs Canadians Gail Atkinson and Kathryn Moore.
Samantha and Alexandra
Canadian team working hard.
The Canadian tandem win the race!
Again Canada didn't bring a team for the Masters over Forty Division so Gloucester's Glenn Harrington and Erik Dombrowski (foreground) faced off against another Gloucester tandem of Mike Harmon and Jeff Muise.
Erik and Glenn working hard.
Last push by Jeff and Mike.
Glen and Erik win the race!
Positioning the stern at the start line!
Men's Division start,Gloucester’s Tom Jarvis and Jimmy Tarantino (foreground) vs Canadians Joel George and Markus Schmidt.
Jimmy Tarantino's oar snaps at the start!
Rules allow a restart for equipment failures that happen before the tenth stroke takes place.
Replacement oars on the way from a dress wearing "Viking"!
Off with the covers!
Racing with borrowed oars!
Canadian rowers win the race.
Congrats all around.
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"!