Report on 36th Traditional Craft Regatta in Rockland, ME
September 17, 2011
Knox Village Soup: Forty racers made their way around Rockland Harbor, Maine, on 25 different rowing, paddling and sculling vessels during The Apprenticeshop’s 2011 Short Ships Rowing Regatta on September 10. It was the 36th time the event has been held.
The recreational race, hosted by The Apprenticeshop and Rockland Community Sailing, included a new stand up paddleboard division, and started in two waves. The first start, at 9:30 a.m., included all forward-facing competitors in boats such as kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, canoes and outriggers. The second start, at 9:35 a.m., followed with rear-facing competitors in vessels such as dories, peapods, skiffs, Whitehalls, wherries, sculls and an 8-oared gig, The Apprenticeshop‘s Lighthorsemen.
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