Damon Cummings submits-
Open division finals, one mile course off Niles beach at 6 pm Monday June 1, 2015
Dylan and Clayton Morrissey 9:57
Jimmy Tarantino and Joe Comminelli 10:08
Vito Giacalone and Mike Mitchell 10:10
There was a strong NE breeze and intermittent rain and fog but they raced in the lee of Eastern Point so waves and wind were not bad until way out.
The race was close as you can see from the times and the lead changed several times. The Morrisseys will be going to Canada in the end though.
The Gloucester International Dory Racing Committee will be holding dory races this Saturday May 31st at Niles beach to establish which US teams will face the teams from Canada in this year’s International races (to be held Saturday, June 21st10AM at the Jodrey State Fish Pier). Teams will compete in 5 categories: Junior Men (18 & under), Mixed Doubles, Women Open, Masters (New 50 & over), and Men Open. With many teams practicing this Spring, this year’s elimination races should offer some competitive and exciting races. Competitors must sign up to compete tonight at St. Peter’s Square (downtown Gloucester ) at 6PM or email reply before 6PM. Members and the general public can best watch the races on Saturday morning from Niles Beach in East Gloucester . I hope you can take some time to come down and participate or watch our modern day competition of the historic art of dory rowing in America ’s Oldest Seaport.