Megunticook Rowing regatta

Young rowers shrug off breezy, choppy conditions for Sunday fun

By Staff | May 10, 2017
Photo by: Mark Haskell Scene from Megunticook Rowing's scrimmage regatta on May 7 on Megunticook Lake.

Camden — Megunticook Rowing hosted a scrimmage regatta on Sunday, May 7, along with teams from Camden Hills Crew, Waynflete of Portland and Merrymeeting Rowing of Brunswick, on Megunticook Lake.

The event saw races for boys, girls and mixed rowers — and a sizable crowd cheering on the rowers from the Route 52 boat launch and Barrett’s Cove.

The girls and boys races were 1,500 meters, while the mixed race was shortened to "about 500 meters," due to the water becoming increasingly choppy on the breezy Sunday morning, said Megunticook Rowing coach Amy Wilton.

Click for photos from the event.

The Megunticook Rowing girls first varsity four, in Vespoli (white scull), bow to stern, were coxswain Izzie Gimlewic, Tessa Mott, Abby Chamberlin, Emma Brownawell and stroke Ariel Power.

The Megunticook Rowing girls second varsity four, in Osprey Oars (gold scull), bow to stern, were coxswain Sophie Love-Webb, Olivia Goodwin-Cook, Eve Gutheinz, Kylie Fong and stroke Sadie Mills.

The Megunticook Rowing mixed boat included, bow to stern, coxswain Reni Lyman, Emmett Acosta, Calvin James, Emma Brownawell and stroke Abby Chamberlin.

Wilton, who said Bob Perkins, who essentially started the rowing community in Camden, was at the regatta and wrote to her after and said, "It was so exciting to see how far rowing has come on the lake. It is really beyond my wildest dreams when we started the Maine Rowing Association and the Mini-Marathon in 1993. It was just sooo cool to see that level of activity when I cam around the corner."

The following is a breakdown of results from Sunday’s races:

Girls — Waynflete "A," 8:38.07; Megunticook "A" (Izzie Gimlewicz, Tessa Mott, Abby Chamberlin, Emma Brownawell, Ariel Power), 8:46.46; Megunticook "B" (Sophie Love-Webb, Olivia Goodwin-Cook, Eve Gutheinz, Kylie Fong, Sadie Mills), 9:02.51; Waynflete "B," 9:32.69; and Waynflete "C," 10:16.48.

Boys — Waynflete "A," 7:30.64; Waynflete "B," 7:37.19; Waynflete "C," 8:09.34; and Camden Hills Crew, 8:22.19.

Mixed — Megunticook (Reni Lyman, Emmett Acosta, Calvin James, Emma Brownawell, Abby Chamberlin), 2:46.69; Merrymeeting, 2:54.92; and Waynflete, 3:08.55.

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

Scene from Megunticook Rowing's scrimmage regatta on May 7 on Megunticook Lake. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Megunticook Rowing's scrimmage regatta on May 7 on Megunticook Lake. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Megunticook Rowing's scrimmage regatta on May 7 on Megunticook Lake. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Megunticook Rowing's scrimmage regatta on May 7 on Megunticook Lake. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Megunticook Rowing's scrimmage regatta on May 7 on Megunticook Lake. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Megunticook Rowing's scrimmage regatta on May 7 on Megunticook Lake. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Megunticook Rowing's scrimmage regatta on May 7 on Megunticook Lake. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Megunticook Rowing's scrimmage regatta on May 7 on Megunticook Lake. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Megunticook Rowing's scrimmage regatta on May 7 on Megunticook Lake. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Megunticook Rowing's scrimmage regatta on May 7 on Megunticook Lake. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Megunticook Rowing's scrimmage regatta on May 7 on Megunticook Lake. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Megunticook Rowing's scrimmage regatta on May 7 on Megunticook Lake. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Megunticook Rowing's scrimmage regatta on May 7 on Megunticook Lake. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Megunticook Rowing's scrimmage regatta on May 7 on Megunticook Lake. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Megunticook Rowing's scrimmage regatta on May 7 on Megunticook Lake. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Megunticook Rowing's scrimmage regatta on May 7 on Megunticook Lake. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Megunticook Rowing's scrimmage regatta on May 7 on Megunticook Lake. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Megunticook Rowing's scrimmage regatta on May 7 on Megunticook Lake. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Megunticook Rowing coaches Amy Wilton, left, and Ann McClellan. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Megunticook Rowing's scrimmage regatta on May 7 on Megunticook Lake. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Megunticook Rowing's scrimmage regatta on May 7 on Megunticook Lake. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Megunticook Rowing's scrimmage regatta on May 7 on Megunticook Lake. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Megunticook Rowing's scrimmage regatta on May 7 on Megunticook Lake. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Megunticook Rowing's scrimmage regatta on May 7 on Megunticook Lake. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Megunticook Rowing's scrimmage regatta on May 7 on Megunticook Lake. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Megunticook Rowing's scrimmage regatta on May 7 on Megunticook Lake. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Megunticook Rowing's scrimmage regatta on May 7 on Megunticook Lake. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
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