Back row: Michael Leviseur of Gloucester, Bill Whiting of Rockport, Bill Hellmuth of Gloucester Middle row:Eileen Courcy of Manchester-by-the Sea, Roger Torre of Gloucester, Dina Hazen of Gloucester, Eddie Acosta of Gloucester, Front Row: Bonnie Brugger of Gloucester, Clem Courcy of Manchester-by-the-Sea and Debe Holland of Gloucester.
Missing from the photograph: Esther Martin and Suzanne Pinto of Gloucester, Ed Leviseur formerly of Gloucester, Susan Orsato of Belfast, ME.
The Gloucester Gig Rowers and Maritime Gloucester are planning their 5th Annual Harbor Race for Sunday September 15. 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 9:00 there is a Captain/Cox meeting and heats will start at 9:30am. Pre registration is strongly encouraged, contact Debe Holland at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781 608-9006. The cost is $30 per person, $25 with advance registration received by August 30th.
What could be better than spending a beautiful Friday evening enjoying Gloucester Harbor from the Ardelle and the Annie B?
Both vessels are based from the Maritime Gloucester. Check us out!
gloucestergigrowers.com (New rowers welcome!)
I thought I would share some photos from the (always) fabulous Gloucester Gig Rowers 7:30AM row today.
We are based from the Maritime Gloucester and welcome new members of every rowing level.
Check us out at gloucestergigrowers.com.
We hope to see you on the water real soon!
Janet Rice submits-
Gloucester Gig Rowers Club 7:30 AM row last Tuesday. -Brrrrr!
Yeah, you can do this kind of stuff anywhere. Nothing special at all.
Wicked Local Photo by David Sokol
WHAT Open House
WHO Gloucester Gig Rowers
WHEN Sunday, May 15, 5-8 p.m.
WHERE Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center, Harbor Loop
With warmer weather just around the corner, the Gloucester Gig Rowers want to offer a unique alternative to those looking to get out a bit more and meet new people this summer.
The group rows in a pair of Cornish pilot gigs –seafaring craft that are traditionally about 32 feet long and require six rowers and a coxswain to be considered fully manned – from April to November every year out of the Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center. Some row recreationally, some row competitively and some are just trying it out for the first time.
Billed as a social experience as well as an opportunity for exercise and a little competition, members of the Gloucester Gig Rowers are hoping to attract others to what makes gig rowing and being part of the group so appealing. With that in mind, the non-profit organization will host an open house to the public on Sunday, May 15, from 5-8 p.m. at the Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center.
Read more: Gloucester Gig Rowers to hold open house on Sunday – Gloucester, MA – Wicked Local