Event of the Week: 2019 Rochester, MA, Memorial Day Boat Race

The 85th Annual Rochester Memorial Day Boat Race on the Mattapoisett River in Southeastern Massachusetts will be held Sunday, May 26.

The course runs nearly 12 miles from Grandma Hartley’s Pond in Rochester to the Herring Weir in Mattapoisett. Start time is at 8:00 a.m.

You can get a “paddler’s eye” view of the event by watching the accompanying video, shot in 2014 by race participant by Emma Carter of Rochester.