With a little over 24 hours total planning we got about 20 or so of Cape Ann’s Blogging community together for a meeting of the minds and to enjoy each other’s company. The Cape Ann Online community was well represented. We live video blogged from Cape Ann Brewing Company, had a cake for Sharon’s 60th Birthday and enjoyed a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday from Alexander Thompson and Gardy. What were the words to that song again? All I know is it ended with “DEATH”
Fun was had by all. I’d love to make Cape Ann an official Chapter of the Beer and Blog group but after reading their guidelines they require a weekly meetup. Weekly seems like a bit much for an old man like me but if there is enough interest I’d love to sign us up to be a chapter. I’d only be able to make about one or two a month tops though.
The First Ever Cape Ann Blogapalooza, originally uploaded by captjoe06.
I’d like to thank the kind gentleman at the local supermarket who put the words on the cake for me without batting an eyelash.
Cape Ann Brewing was really a fantastic spot for the meetup with it’s long benches it allowed for a communal sharing of ideas and a free flow of people buzzing around.
I can’t believe they had their hours rolled back to an 8:30PM closing time when they were going for an actual extension to regular hours at last night’s liquor licensing hearing.
We should discuss weather we should change locations every so often or keep it at Cape Ann Brewing. If people would like to mix it up a bit the one requirement would be that the joint would have to offer free wifi.
If the Blog and Beer guidelines do not allow us to become a chapter under their banner we will stick with the Cape Ann Blogapalooza moniker and just add roman numerals after each meetup.
The over 40 crew of Joe Sanfilippo and Mark Duvall defeated the dory crews of Mike Harmon/John Scola and Jack Sultan/Mike Cody.
The Junior crew of Randy Parisi and LJ Robertson defeated the dory crews of Kyle Edmonds/Joey Ciolino, Ryan Sears/Scott Anderson and Brian Murphy/Ron Boidi.
In the mixed doubles race the team of self proclaimed greatest dory rower of all time Jimmy T and Katherine Richmond lost to Len Robertson and Christina Carpenter.
In the seniors heats the crew of Jimmy Tarantino(the self proclaimed worlds greatest dory rower)and Tom Jarvis beat out Nick Novello/Jeremiah Nicastro and Glen Harrington/Erik Dombrowski
In the second senior heat the crew of Joe Cominelli and Jerry Ciaramitaro beat out Jeff Muise/Ray D’amico.
Monday night there will be a final elimination race between the winners of the two senior races to determine who represents the USA vs Canada on June 20th. The race will be held Monday at 6PM at Niles Beach.
More International Dory Race Eliminations pictures and video to follow as the information comes in to the GMG news desk
Today is GMG contributor and all around great Egg Sharon Lowe’s 60th! Big Huge Congratulations are in order!
LJ Robertson and Randy Parisi, Winners International Dory Race Eliminations
Joe Sanfilippo/Mark Duvall Winners Over 40 International Dory Race Eliminations