Regatta Recap

Come Boating! Hosts 17th Annual Regatta

Belfast, Maine – August 23, 2017. ComeBoating! (CB!) held its 17th annual Regatta on the Belfast waterfront on Saturday, August 19th. A record number of rowers and paddlers plied the 4.0 nautical mile course with a wide assortment of watercraft, including gigs, sliding seat singles, kayaks, canoes, workboats, and coxed fours. The results are as follows:

Single kayaks — 1, Alexandra McLain, 34:47; 2, Howard Thorburn, Harpswell, 34:49; and 3, Janet Holmes, Kingston, Mass., 59:18.
Sliding seat singles — 1, Marek Skacel (recreational shell), Edon, 34:24; 2, Don Seals, 37:03; and 3, Ted Lameyer (racing shell), Bananas, Castine, 38:53.
Work boat singles — 1, Tony Owens, 17-foot Herreshoff, 46:05; and 2, Robert Rogers, Chesterville, Cape Dory, 59:37.
Double canoes — 1, Roberta and Andrew McLain, 37:03; and 2, Kyffin Dolliver and Greg King, Wildcats, Belfast, 53:17.
Workboat doubles — 1, Silas and Nolan Rogers, Chesterville, Wherry, 37:24; and 2, Whit and Courtney Chaplin, Little Cranberry Isle, Whitehall Gig, 45:22.
Fours — 1, Boston Currach Rowing Club, Boston, Mass., Aluna (four-oared Curragh), 37:24; and 2, Station Maine (Muriel Curtis, Mike Crane, Kyle Bellam, Jake Murphy, Dallas Cross), Station Maine, Swallow (Gunning Dory), Rockland, 43:16.
Pilot Gigs — 1, Selkie (mixed), Come Boating! Team Ferocious, Belfast, Edith Gawler, Natalia Rose, Eric Matthews, Jim Bahoosh, Peter Coleman and Susan Cutting, with cox Marnie Reeve, 35:12; 2, Siren Song (men’s), Gloucester Rowers of Glocuester, Mass., Bill Helmuth, Peter Begley, Steve Yost, Tom Pearce, Ted Cakounes and Mark Cole, with cox Clem Courcy, 35:24; 3, Belle Fast (mixed), Come Boating!, Belfast, John Dillenbeck, Kelly Gunthorpe, Gregory Stafford, Serena Cole, Qwyn Walauski and Tracy Cunning, with cox Rowan Walauski, 36:01; 4, Zulu, Team Zulu (mixed), Auburn, Matthew Carter, George Hamilton, Harding Bush, Seth Vosmus, Donald Carter and Judith Burtman, with cox Gary Spaulding, 36;45; 5, Mad Martha (mixed), Mass Bay Open Water Rowing Club, Plymouth, Mass., Rick Anderson, Jim Brennan, Laure Chartier, Dave Chartier, Susan Daniels and Ron Rege, with cox Peter Oberto, 37:10; 6, Northern Sun (mixed), Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Burlington, Vt., Greg Bettit, Tim Cowan, Keith Mintz, Mary Hennessy, Mitchell Case and Patricia Jackson, with cox Ben Maycock, 40:01; 7, Malcolm G (mixed), Come Boating! GOAT, Belfast, Steffanie Pyle, Tanya Lubansky, Samantha Paradis, Nick McCrea, Ethan Shaw and Amy Grant, with cox Leigh Dorsey, 40:22; and 8, Spirit of Westport (mixed), Dharma Voyage, Westport, Mass., Michael Coye, Emily Dowd, Don Dufault, Wendy Goldberg, Mary Ann Sedney and Cindi Zembo, with cox Carol Jepson, 42:12.

As usual an ample potluck celebration followed the races, and handmade medals were awarded to the finalists. The Regatta was hosted and generously supported by Belfast’s annual Harbor Fest.

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