Malcolm G., Selkie among top boats in Come Boating! RegattaRowing event part of Rotary Club's Belfast Harbor Fest
Belfast — The craft came in all shapes, sizes and colors, but each needed to move across the water via a rowing locomotion, by one or more hardy souls manning oars and working as hard as possible for 30 minutes to nearly an hour over the course on a glorious late-summer morning in Belfast Harbor.
Such was the scenario for the 16 watercraft that participated in the Come Boating! Regatta on Saturday, Aug. 17.
The 3.6-mile event was part of the Rotary Club's annual Belfast Harbor Fest.
See video below.
The regatta included four Cornish Pilot Gigs rowed by men, four Cornish Pilot Gigs rowed by women, a youth team, two four-oar boats, three singles and two kayaks.
The singles included Alden Ocean Shell and two Adirondack Guide boats.
Three Cornish Pilot Gigs represented Come Boating!, including Malcolm G., Belle Fast and Selkie. There also were rowing teams from Vermont, New York and Massachusetts, as well as down the coast in Rockland.
Malcolm G. finished first in the men's Pilot Gig class in 32 minutes and Selkie first in the women's Pilot Gig class in 38:21.
The individual results, with place, boat name/single rower, club and time listed, were:
Men's Pilot Gig — 1, Malcolm G. (John Dillenbeck, Kyffin Dolliver, Jonathan Fulford, Ethan Shaw, Greg Stafford, Kevin Brown and coxwain Rowan Walauski), Come Boating!, 32:00; 2, Mike Jenness Sr. (Rick Anderson, Jim Brennan, Ian Dargin, Mike Jenness Jr., Dennis Reddy, Ben Skippar and coxwain Tony Ruocco), Team Saquish of Plymouth, Mass., 34:08; 3, Belle Fast (Greg Kuykendahl; David Cubberly, Josh Carlson, Dick Fischbeck, Eric Matthews, Peter Brown and coxwain Rick Fitzsimmo), Come Boating!, 35:00; and 4, Annie B (Peter Bagley, Ted Cakounes, Steve Crocker, John Lazarus, Tom Pearce, Steve Yost and coxwain Bill Hellmuth), Gloucester Gig Rowers of Gloucester, Mass., 38:42.
Women's Pilot Gig — 1, Selkie (Monica Piccinini, Amy Grant, Wiola Shaw, Tanya Lubanski, Linda Anderson, Sue Orsato and coxswain Linda Hurley), Come Boating!, 38:21; 2, Gannet (Carol Butler, Eileen Courcy, Suzanne Clerkin, Martha Lazarus, Suzyn Ornstein, Donna Ramsden and coxswain Clem Courc), Gloucester Gig Rowers of Gloucester, Mass., 42:52; and 3, Norumbega (Eileen Corcoran, Karen Gallott, Mary Hennessy, Dianne Lawson, Lisa Mayer, Lynn Stewart-Parker and coxwain Joanne Moesswilde on loan from Belfast), Lake Champlain Maritime Museum of Vergennes, Vt., 51:55. Norumbega on loan from Rockland.
Mixed (men/women) Pilot Gig — 1, Interceptor (Ron Boidi, Janet Holmes, Karin Kaczovowski, Steve Penney, Ron Rege. Mary-Patrice Ruocco and coxswain Susan Daniels), Saquish of Plymouth, Mass., 39:33.
Youth — 1, Red Jacket (Dallas Cross, Noah Curtis, Gage Curtis, Nick Prentiss, Tristan Slaymaker and Abigail Young), Station Maine (Rockland), 25:00 (shortened course).
Four-oar — 1, Warrior (Curtis Bezault, Brian Tong, Joe Fung, Xiao Bin Pan and coxswain Dexter Tong, a Chamberlain Gunning Dory, Stuyvesant Rowing Club of New York, 40:15; and 2, Notorious (Eric Cerny, Anna Juchnicki, Sungmin Kim, Erica Schlueter (on loan from Belfast, and coxswain Joanne Omar), a Whitehall 24-foot Gig, Stuyvesant Rowing Club of New York, 44:10.
Singles — 1, Betsy Rockwell, Moosehead Lake, Alden Ocean Shell; 2, Sumner Roberts, Swanville, Adirondack Guide boat; and 3, George Hill, Brunswick, Adirondack Guide boat.
Kayaks — 1, Ray Wirth, Belfast; and 2, Leslie Gregory, Swanville.
For more information, go to belfastharborfest.com.
594-4401, extension 114
Ken Waltz has been member of the media 30 years and has received hundreds of Maine Press Association and New England Press Association awards for his writing, photography and page design. He studied journalism at the University of Maine in Orono. He lives in South Thomaston with his wife, Sarah. The couple has an adult son, Brandon.
Recent Stories by Ken Waltz
Dec 01, 2013
Dec 01, 2013
Nov 14, 2013
Nov 14, 2013
Nov 08, 2013