A new year is upon us and I hope you will make dory rowing a part of it. Attached you will find the schedule of events and sign-up forms necessary to continue your membership with the IDRC for 2014. I hope you will continue another year with your recreational or race rowing in beautiful Gloucester Harbor . It has been a long winter and although we have four dories in the water, it’s been tough to get out, but Spring will soon prevail and our rowing season will resume. A special note for this year’s International Races is the Over 40 Men’s division has been moved by both the CDRA and IDRC to Over 50. I hope this will entice some veteran rowers to come back to racing! We are also planning a 2nd year of our “Learn to Row” program, but in July when we can count on a little better weather. Please make us part of your 2014 and send in your membership today! We will be mailing out the membership info as well, but you can save us a stamp if you send yours over the next couple weeks.
Even on a foggy, raining, windy morning on Niles Beach, The Dory races go on. Within an hour, the sun came out and it is turning out to be a beautiful day.
As I’ve said in the past, the paltry amount of money it costs to join the International Dorys is the best value to get yourself on Gloucester Harbor all year long. There is nothing like the oneness with the harbor that you feel once you pull away from the berth and all you hear is the woosh of your oars in the water. Check out the website here for more info
Hope your offseason workouts are going well!
It has been a great winter for rowing enthusiasts with the weather offering little cold, snow or ice to deal with. The dates are set and the schedule is posted for the 2012 Season with our first boat maintenance date on March 31st. We have also planned a 60th Anniversary dory fundraiser & Season kick-off party at the Legion on Saturday, May 12th, so save the date!
Dues letters will be going out soon, but you can save us a stamp by logging on to our websitewww.internationaldories.com, printing the membership application and sending it in. While on the website, check out our virtual store link for dory apparel and our new facebook page that is also linked. We are trying to organize a youth/novice program for the Spring for any new rowers that you know. And, we are always looking for volunteers to help man our events and programs, so please let us know if you would be interested in helping out!
Board of Directors
Check out the Dory Slide Show-
The International Dory Racing Committee Has a calendar for sale to support one of Gloucester’s greatest traditions.
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Videos and many more pictures from Manny Simoes coming tomorrow.
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Don’t Forget To Get Down To Niles Beach Tomorrow Morning at 8:30AM With Your Coffee and Last Stop Variety Muffin
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Here’s how they set the flags for yesterdays Dory Races.
You’ll hear some Marine Radio traffic of the Race Committee and random Boat communications.
2010 International Dory Races
Jimmy Tarantino writes
Happy New Year! Hope you all had a great Holiday season and are ready
for another good year. The Board of Governors just had our first meeting
and got the ball rolling (. Please find attached the schedule of events
As a result of my being in a deep funk the last month or so, I’m sorry
to announce there probably won’t be a “Winter Races” event this year but
I promise to do the best I can to make up for it the rest of the year.
We got news last fall that Wayne Spindler has stepped down from the
Canadian Dory Committee and is being replaced by Kelly George. Wayne, we
thank you for your years of dedicated service. Personally, I thank you
for helping show me the ropes and giving me a good example. Kelly,
welcome aboard and please don’t hesitate to let me know if there is
anything I can do to smooth the ride.
I assure you we Americans will give you the same bullsh……uh….I
mean…respect we did Wayne! :-)
As we embark upon a new rowing season, I’d like to let you all know
we’ve got a bunch of new Shaw and Tenney oars in, which cost a little
more than what we’re used to but your getting a way better oar!
We hope to have an “all hands” meeting soon, and we’ll be asking anyone
interested to volunteer a little time, there are openings on the Board
of Governors. This is your opportunity to help steer the IDRC and only
takes a few hours of your time a year! E-mail me if your interested.
Anyone planning on competing in the Open race this year, if you haven’t
been training hard for the last several months, you should probably
consider other options. I hear there’s a Tiddlywinks Tournament at the
That’s all for now, see you down the dories!
To find out how you can be involved all year long with the dories for a mere $50 (including access to the dories for a full year check out the Gloucester International Dory Site Here
Slideshow from the International Dory Race. Music credit to:
Martin Tallstrom – Jerrys Breakdown
Samantha Rose and Katherine Richmond off the line in yesterdays race.
Joe carries the normal stuff that skiff lobstermen carry in the back of their pick up trucks- fuel jugs, water jugs, covered fish totes to put bait in, some random buoys.
What you might also notice in the back of Joe’s truck are the dory oars and bench set up that he uses to train for the upcoming International Dory races. Joe is an avid rower and always a contender to represent Gloucester with his partner in the International Dory Races between Gloucester and Lunenburg.
He lobsters out of a 22 foot Eastern skiff after work at Gloucester Engineering and on weekends with his son Ryan.
This is a sticker on the back of Joe Sanfilippo’s Truck. The eliminations for The International Dory Races will be held June 7th at 8:30AM at Niles Beach. It’s a great time to grab a coffee and head over to beautiful Niles Beach to watch them compete. Bring the family and get into it, it’s local and a great way to get involved with the waterfront. It costs $50 to join up and use the Dorys located at Saint Peter’s Marina all year long. For more info check out their schedule and website.