What a great weekend! The weather, the racing, the setting and most important, the event organizers, couldn’t have been better. Lisa and Nick with the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum hosted an awesome regatta. On the Saturday there were two, one mile sprint races, across the lake with the St Ayles and six-oared gigs. On Sunday, the museum’s annual 3 mile race took place with separate starts for the gigs and the skiffs.
Our red T-shirts were visible everywhere, on the water racing, on the dock cheering and at the award presentations. More photos and race results to come.
After this morning’s rowing session, the boats were given a much needed cleanup and then loaded onto the trailer, which had been recently modified to carry both Sea Shadow and Sea Spirit. Tomorrow we set off for a weekend of racing in Vermont at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. They have hosted a Sunday 3-mile Challenge Race in July for many years, open to non-motorized boats. Last year they added St Ayles skiff races on the Saturday and a separate start for for them on the Sunday. Twenty-two from our club went last year with Sea Shadow and had a fabulous time. We are very much looking forward to spending another great weekend with our American friends.