Rowing Schedule for the Fall 2016 Season
Dates James Wakefield Burlington, Vt October 8
Head of the Weir Hull, Ma October 29
Otter Creek Challenge Vergennes November 5
Icebreaker Hull, Ma November 19
Practices are held Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays weather permitting 2:45-5. We have three areas from which we may practice. One is the falls of Vergennes, second is Tom’s Marine down on Basin Harbor Road and thirdly Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM). Life jackets are supplied and must be worn.
James Wakefield Rescue Row
First race of the fall season is held at the Burlington waterfront on October 8th. We leave VUHS at 7:30 by bus and return approx. by 4:00 PM. Race time is 9:30. This is an awesome venue to watch the race. Over seventy youth from the area, and as far away as Maine will participate in the James Wakefield Rescue Row in Burlington Harbor on Saturday, October 8th. Teams entered so far are Rice, Champlain Valley Union High School, Vergennes Middle and High Schools, the Hannaford Career Center in Middlebury, Mt. Abraham, BFA St. Albans, Vinalhaven Maine High School, Hull Rowing School and from Station Maine, based in Rockland.
Head of the Weir
Second race of the season is held in Hull, Ma located just below Boston. It is a 6 mile race and open to high school rowers only. We leave on Friday Oct. 28th from school and return late Saturday evening to VUHS. We will stay overnight at the Wampatuck State Park.
The Otter Creek Challenge
This race will take place on the Otter Creek near the Falls of Vergennes on the Power Plant side. We meet at 9 for race info and have several heats of racing. Race is usually over by 1 PM.
The Ice Breaker 11/19-11/20 New location Downtown Boston MORE Information to follow.
The Icebreaker draws 250 of the region's best youth open-water rowers - from Boston Harbor, Lake Champlain, Martha's Vineyard, Downeast Maine, New Haven and Avery Point, CT, and New York City - competing for the coveted "Key to the Harbor." The young people, from middle school through high school, race throughout the day in a series of round-robin-style heats. The day offers great opportunities to see beautiful races, athletes, and vessels up close, so come cheer young people giving everything they've got during a day of inspirational athletics and sportsmanship.