5000 meter "Head" style loop
Event Classifications: (For men and women) Racing Shells – singles Recreational Shells – any type - singles Doubles/Pairs/Quads/Fours welcome – classes TBD division)
Event Divisions: (For men and women) Junior (18 and under) Open Masters (Divisions A, B, C, D, E, F, 65+ will be time handicapped within
Location: Water Street Ramp – Merrymeeting Community Rowing - Androscoggin River – Brunswick and Topsham, Maine GPS entry “100 Water Street, Brunswick, Maine” shows the site well on MapQuest and Google Earth
NOTE – REGATTA MOVED BACK TO ORIGINAL SITE 1999-2004!
Eligibility: Open to all. Maine Rowing Association membership required. All shells must have clogs or quick release shoes - standard bow ball and bow number clips required – not available at regatta site. State/Coast Guard PFD rules apply. “Head” rules and etiquette
Race Details: Bow numbers and course maps will be available at registration. Racers will start in bow number order at about 10 second intervals seeding the fastest boats first as best we can. The overall winner will be the male and female with the fastest time. Classification and division awards will also be given. Maine Rowing Association Season Series points will be awarded with handicaps calculated. MRA medals will be awarded to the top finishers in each division. Special prizes to the overall winners will be awarded. Drinks/snacks will be available after the race. If a significant number of doubles/pairs/ quads/fours enter the race there may be a second race – or boats may run with the rest at 10AM – this will depend on the entries. If entries warrant a 10AM race, you may race twice.
Launching: Only “wade in” launching is available – bring appropriate footwear as site may have rocks/glass, etc.. Parking: Available at regatta site – all competitors should return to the registration site for results and post-race festivities.
Overnight shell storage is not available at the regatta site. Unless you are familiar with the river we caution against practicing prior to course marking and high tide due to the presence of many unmarked hazards near the race area.