It’s time to compete for the Oarmaster’s Cup.
This Sunday, October 11th at 10 AM the International Dory Racing Committee will hold the annual Oarmaster’s Cup Race (solo dory race) to crown the best single dory rower in the land. All members are welcome to compete, and the public is welcome to attend the races for some exciting waterfront entertainment!
The course will start off the end of the dock at Maritime Gloucester and travel out around Ten Pound Island, then back to the start (approximately 1.75 miles). The race dories are provided by the IDRC, but unlike the other races, this race allows individual rowers to compete head to head in a time trial with the best time winning rights to the Cup. Refreshments will follow the races offering a chance for the winner to soak up the admiration of his peers. Don’t miss this battle of skill and endurance on the water in Gloucester Harbor.
The following weekend, Saturday, October 17th at 9:00 AM, we need members to help out pulling the race dories for the season. We will meet at Eastern Ave. Self Storage (bring a trailer if available) and we will proceed to the GHS boat ramp to load up the 4 race dories and return to the tent for the winter. Many hands make light work (especially nesting a couple 800# dories), so please mark your calendars for the 17th.
Len Robertson ’11 & ’13 with Erik Dombrowski ’14 and the coveted Ormaster’s Cup.