Event of the Week: 30th Hull Weir River Race

2012 Head of the Weir River Race, photo/Hull Life Saving Museum.
2012 Head of the Weir River Race, photo/Hull Life Saving Museum.

Hull Lifesaving Museum’s 30th Annual Head of the Weir River Race will take place this Saturday, Oct. 29 at noon.

Head of the Weir River Race Details:

This race is a celebration of the estuary at the height of its fall beauty and the fabulous array of the region’s open water rowers. As many as 60 boats jockey for position racing out the narrow estuary and onto open water, traveling from West Corner (on the Hingham/ Hull/ Cohasset line), past Bumpkin Island, across Hull Bay, to the museum’s Windmill Point Boathouse at Hull Gut. A highly contested 5 1/2 miler, the Weir draws coxed youth and adult rowers in gigs, single and double livery and workboats, currachs, and ocean shells, as well as experienced kayakers. In the “head of the river” format, boats kick-off the starting line at closely timed intervals, and times are collated at the finish to determine the race winners. The Weir is an exceptionally exciting race and a great spectator event, featuring over 150 of the region’s finest rowers from all over New England and New York.

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