The Essex River Race is a 5.5+ mile open water event from the Essex River at Route 133 in Essex, MA out behind the barrier beaches of Ipswich and back. Participants row or paddle small boats through one of the most scenic tidal areas in New England. The race is sponsored by the Cape Ann Rowing Club. For details, see the Cape Ann Rowing Club website.
JGTSCA members Phil Behney, Sean Bercaw and John Hacunda participated in the 2009 race. They rowed Avery Point Dories that were designed and constructed by the JGTSCA.
The second annual Slocum River Regatta was held on September 15, 2007. The race follows a 2-mile closed loop course along the beautiful Slocum River Estuary in Dartmouth, MA. The short course makes this an ideal event for the recreational rower. JGTSCA was represented by Bill Armitage and John Hacunda who rowed doubles in the Last Chance and completed the course in a time of 19:39.
It was a cold, windy day, but there were lots of boats and lots of excited rowers in Hull for the Snow Row of 2002.
Hull Lifesaving Museum's signature-rowing race, the Snow Row, covers a 3 3/4 mile triangular course with a LeMans start off the beach at Windmill Point, continuing around Sheep Island, past the Peddocks Island day marker, and back to shore.
The John Gardner chapter was represented by rowers Dan Nelson, Larry McGee, Lea Doran, John Hacunda, and Chelsea Smith (Coxswain) who rowed the gig Kate Walker.
Bill Armitage and Russell Smith rowed the Susan Holland.
Photos and description: Chauncy Rucker
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