Community Stuff 8/8/14

The Gloucester Gig Rowers and Maritime Gloucester are planning their 6th Annual Harbor Race, The Chip Norton Memorial, for Saturday, September 20th. The 3+ mile triangular course is open to Pilot Gigs, Whaleboats, Dories and other traditional rowing craft. The course will start and finish at Niles Beach.  Registration opens at 8AM  at Niles Beach.  At 9AM there is a Captain/Cox meeting, and heats will start at 9:30AM Preregistration is strongly encouraged.  Contact Debe Holland at or 781 608-9006. The cost is $30 per person, $25 with advance registration received by September 1st


Cape Ann Artisans Featured at  North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau Luncheon

at Castle Manor Inn on July 23rd

The North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau held a luncheon on Wednesday, July 23rd at Castle Manor Inn at 141 Essex Avenue, Gloucester –  Held outdoors on the Inn’s beautifully-decorated and covered deck, with views overlooking Gloucester’s waterfront, luncheon guests were treated to a presentation by the Cape Ann Artisans.  Glass bead and jewelry-maker Beth Williams and mosaic artist Pam Stratton represented the Artisans in their presentation covering the exquisite work of Cape Ann’s artisan community as well as the bi-annual Cape Ann Artisans’ Studio Tour.  The next Studio Tour will be held on October 11-13.  For additional information about the Cape Ann Artisans, visit  

Cape Ann Artisans at North of Boston CVB Luncheon

Eastern Point Day School

Community Yard Sale & Family Fun Day!

When: Saturday, August 16 from 9-1pm (Rain Date will be August 23)

Where: Eastern Point Day School yard

8 Farrington Avenue, Gloucester

What: Lots of new & used items to purchase!

Free kids activities including a bouncy house, crafts, and food.

This is a great way to up-cycle, recycle, reuse and support a great cause!

If you know anyone who is interested in renting a spot, please contact Eastern Point Day School at for details.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the EPDS Scholarship Fund

Hey Joey how are you? Would you mind sharing this gofundme link for Bailee’s Backpacks a back to school drive started by Bailee in partnership with action inc, which supplies low income children with new backpacks full of supplies.

This campaign is raising money for “Bailee’s Backpacks Back-to-School Drive”

Ps the picture attached is of Bailee with Cindy Fitzgibbon from channel 5 news!




MMD Fall 2014 Discount Offer


On Sunday, August 10, youth sailors from up and down Massachusetts Bay will begin arriving in Gloucester to compete in the most important youth sailing event of the summer in Massachusetts, the 2014 US Sailing Junior Olympic Sailing Festival, hosted by Eastern Point Yacht Club and SailGHS.  Over 250 sailors ranging in ages from 8 to 18 are expected, and will be competing in four classes of boat, including Club 420’s, Lasers, Optimists and O’pen Bics.
This event was last hosted by Eastern Point YC last hosted in 2006, and competition will occur both within and just outside of Gloucester Harbor.  The Junior Olympics last visited Gloucester most recently in 2012 when hosted by the Annisquam Yacht Club, with competition occurring on Sandy Bay. 
US Sailing’s Junior Olympic Sailing Program is a nationwide series of sailing regattas sharing a common goal: to encourage young sailors to enjoy sailing and to develop their skill. Events mix Olympic-style competition with elements of learning and fun for all levels–from beginning racers to those with Olympic aspirations.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for young sailors to compete in a large, regional fleet with Olympic-style racing, with sailors who excel at this level often progressing to the national Arena” event chairman Rennie Worsfold said, “and Gloucester and Eastern Point’s own Ben Richardson, current chairman of the U.S. Sailing Olympic committee, 2010 210 National Champion, 2011 Laser Masters World Champion, 2013 Rhodes 19 National Champion, and former Olympic hopeful was a product of this system.
The event has been designated as a “green regatta” with event coordinators working with the Sailors for the Sea.  Founded in 2004, Sailors for the Sea is a nonprofit organization that educates and empowers the boating community to protect and restore our oceans and local waters.  The event will also feature guest speaker Tim Wadlow, 2 time Olympian in the 49er class, who will address the fleet in an educational session Tuesday evening, August 12.
Racing will commence Monday August 11, midday, with the Optimist and O’pen Bic race courses located in close proximity of Niles Beach, and the 420 and Laser classes outside the DogBar breakwater at the tip of Eastern Point.  Spectator viewing is possible at both locations.
Special thanks to the City of Gloucester, without whose support this event would not be possible.
For more information, contact:
Rennie Worsfold
Board Member, Chair Junior Sailing, Eastern Point Yacht Club
2014 Massachusetts Bay Junior Olympics Regatta Chair

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