“Our rowing family keeps growing, season by season, school by school, and race by race” --- Emily Morton, Champlain Longboats Program Alumnus
Rowing for Racing
Rowing Weekend -- July 12-13, 2014
We invite rowing teams to come for the entire weekend! We hope you will relax at the museum, visit our exhibits, talk with our staff and volunteers, and enjoy a spectacular two days on the lake.
Saturday July 12: St. Ayles Skiff Racing
This light-hearted race of St. Ayles Skiffs starts at the museum's North Harbor and heads across the lake, approximately 1 mile. Rowers will rest (maybe even swim!) before racing back to North Harbor. The skiffs may be joined by other boats, including LCMM's six-oared Cornish pilot gigs. Gigs will be available to teams on a first-come basis, and may be used for rowers who want to switch boats across the lake. There is no fee for this race.
After the race, rowers will have the opportunity for informal rowing and exploring on the lake. The museum’s fleet of skiffs and gigs will be available on a first-come basis; maps of the lake and surrounding area provided. Registration at 9am; Race Starts at 10am.
Information & Registration: Nick Patch (802) 475-2022 x113 - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday July 13: Lake Champlain Challenge Race
For all ages of boaters! Just watch, or join the fun. Bring your own non-motorized boat, kayak, or canoe to row or paddle in this three-mile race across the lake. Registration fee admits two to the museum. Registration at 9:30am; Race starts at 11am. LCMM's Community Rowers will offer a free buffet lunch for all rowing participants.
Registration: No pre-registration required.
Fee: $22, includes museum admission and two tickets for guest spectators;
$18 for LCMM Members.
Information: Nick Patch (802) 475-2022 x113 - email@example.com.
Race Weekend Results
Saturday July 12 Racing
1 mile race to Barn Rock Harbor
1. Sea Shadow-4 man St. Ayles Skiff—Ayle of Quinte,Picton, Ontario—9:40
2. Maple-6 man gig-- Ayle of Quinte,Picton, Ontario---9:52
3. Perseverance-4 man St. Ayles Skiff--LCMM---10:22
4. Resilience-4 man St. Ayles Skiff--LCMM—11:07
5. Triton-6 man gig-- Ayle of Quinte,Picton, Ontario---11:39
6. Sephira-4 man St. Ayles Skiff—Moravian Academy, Bethlehem, PA---12:56
7. William S. Schipp-4 man St. Ayles Skiff—Renbrook School, W.Hartford, CT—
1 mile return race to North Harbor
1. Maple-6 man gig-- Ayle of Quinte,Picton, Ontario—9:14
2. Triton-6 man gig-- Ayle of Quinte,Picton, Ontario—9:23
3. Perseverance-4 man St. Ayles Skiff—LCMM—9:41
4. Resilience-4 man St. Ayles Skiff—LCMM—10:30
5. Sea Shadow-4 man St. Ayles Skiff—Ayle of Quinte,Picton, Ontario—11:11
William S, Schipp??
Sunday July 13 Challenge Race
Roughly 3 mile oval race from North Harbor, south to Scotch Bonnet, north past Mile Point, finish at North Harbor.
Coxed 6 man gig
1. Gloucester #1 team in Maple—31:07
2. Saquish in Triton ---31:29
3. Vergennes Alumni in Spirit of Otter Creek—31:49
4. Gloucester #2 team in Osprey—32:31
5. LCMM in Northern Sun—34:19
Coxed 4 man St. Ayles skiff
1. LCMM in Perseverance—34:01
2. LCMM in Resilience—34:03
3. Ayle of Quinte in Sea Shadow—38:40
4. Renbrook School in William S. Schipp—49:20
Women’s recreational kayak
1. Mieko Ozeki—34:57
Men’s recreational kayak
1. John Duncan—33:42
2. Josh Blumberg—36:44
1. Lisa Bedinger and Bonnie Aharonian in OC2 racing canoe—34:58
2. Elena and Joseph McSherry in a sea cycle—47:05
James Wakefield Rescue Row
October 11, 2014
On December 9th, 1876, the crew of the canal schooner General Butler was stranded atop the breakwater in Burlington, VT, after their boat sank during a terrible winter storm. They were rescued by James Wakefield and his son, who rowed out to save them. Every year, the Champlain Longboats program commemorates this heroic event with a youth rowing race on Lake Champlain, traditionally held in Burlington, VT; over one hundred participants! Races begin at 9:30am.
Contact Nick Patch at (802) 475-2022 x113 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
We had a great event! Check out photos below, and Download the Race Results. Congratulations to everyone who participated.
Head of the Weir
October 25, 2014
Sponsored by the Hull Lifesaving Museum, “Head of the Weir” is a rowing race that starts in a marshy wetland at the head of the Weir River and meanders 5.5 miles through numerous bends in the river to the open waters of Boston Harbor finishing at Windmill point at the end of the peninsula that reaches well out into Boston Harbor.
We had a great event! The Vergennes High School Rowing team entered two six-oared boats, one experienced and one novice. On the amazingly beautiful fall afternoon, fifty seven boats entered this challenging race. Vergennes placed second and fourth in their youth six-oared division. Both teams rowed well and with heart, “leaving nothing in the boat.” The LCMM Rowing for Racing team rowed Blue Heron, recently donated to LCMM by the Lamoille Union High School, in the adult coxed four division, placing second with a time of 59:11. While there, LCMM also delivered the gig Harvest Moon to the US Navy crew of the USS Constitution for their rowing races in the Boston area. Read Nick's Blog about it!
Otter Creek Challenge
November 1, 2014
Vergennes Falls Park
Youth rowing crews from Chittenden and Addison Counties will race 2 ½ miles on Otter Creek, starting and finishing at Vergennes Falls. Registration begins at 9:00 and races will begin at 10AM. Parking is limited so be prepared to park in Vergennes and walk down if the lot is full.
Information: Nick Patch (802) 475-2022 x113 - email@example.com.
The Icebreaker: Northeast Regional Youth Open Water Rowing Championships
Saturday, November 22, 2014
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Windmill Point Boathouse
185 Main Street, Hull, MA
Come be inspired! Watch and cheer as the best youth open-water rowers in New England - from New York City, New Haven, Avery Point, Boston Harbor, Cape Cod, Plymouth, Lake Champlain, and Maine's Mid-coast, Rockland, North Haven, and Vinalhaven - compete for the coveted "Key to the Harbor." The day offers unequaled opportunities to watch over 250 young people give everything they've got during a day of non-stop round-robin style racing, inspirational athletics, and sportsmanship. Racers include tiny middle-schoolers, varsity-level seniors, and everything between. This event is by invitation only; pre-registration is required. More race information is available at the Hull Lifesaving Museum. Spectators Free
Information: Ed McCabe firstname.lastname@example.org, 781-925-5433.
Prior Rowing Events:
Snow Row in Hull, MA (Youth & Adult)
Saturday March 1, 2014 This annual event is hosted by the Hull Lifesaving Museum in Hull, MA.
Champlain Longboats Launch Day
May 22 , 2014 11am
Starts at 1:30pm. Free.
Saturday May 31, 2014
Champlain Longboats' annual youth rowing event on Lake Champlain attracts over 100 youth rowers from Vermont and New England. A series of three timed races highlight the day. The races culminate with the “mess-about” where teams mix up their crews randomly in an exercise of social and maritime skills. Everyone is a winner at this exciting day on the water! Crews must sign up in advance. Call (802) 475-2022 x113 or email Nick Patch at email@example.com for details and to register.
Maritime Museum Community Rowers Head to Scotland
Members of LCMM's Community Rowing Club will be heading to Ullapool, Scotland in early July, 2013 to participate in the inaugural St. Ayles Skiff World Championship. Over 30 Teams from Scotland, England, Tasmania, New Zealand, the Netherlands and the United States are registered to participate in the week-long competition and community event. LCMM was invited to participate in this international competition as winners of the 2012 St. Ayles Championship held in Mystic, CT last June.
St. Ayles skiffs, or “Skiffies” are 4-person boats made for coastal rowing. Their design is based off of the Fair Isle Skiff, a generic form that is descended from the smaller Viking skiffs. LCMM has built two St. Ayles skiffs as part of its Champlain Longboats Program. The Longboats Program, initiated in 1999, is an innovative boat-building and rowing program that partners the Museum with regional schools and community organizations. The primary goal is to develop positive, healthy behavior in middle and high school students at a critical time in their lives by exposing them to the team- and self-esteem-building of boat building and rowing.
Keep track of their progress, and root them on! skiffieworlds.com