MANY THANKS TO NOLAN WATTS for this FANTASTIC VIDEO of the 2012 regatta in action!
The Annual Eakins Bridge to Bridge Pairs Regatta is on Sabbatical ….
It was fun while it lasted – this regatta is on indefinite hold.
Regsitration is closed – please download form (scroll down) and mail in by Aug xx. Please share this link: www.pairsregatta.com with your club and spread the word to all pairs rowers.
Seeking volunteers to help with BBQ and pie baking.
Please visit the Flickr link for some pictures and a short video of the turn around at last year’s regatta.
Thomas Eakins, The Oarsman (The Schreiber Brothers) Yale University Art Gallery John Hay Whitney,BA 1926 MA (Hon.) 1956, Collection
The regatta is sponsored by RowBOC, the Brattleboro Outing Club’s rowing program. There are three entrance categories: men’s, women’s, and mixed. All ages and levels of rowers are welcome to enter this race with pairs boats. Click for registration forms: PairsRegistration.
Boats launch from the RowBOC boathouse on the West River on Spring Tree Road map. The race course is just under a four-mile round trip on the Connecticut River. The start line is near the Hinsdale/Brattleboro Bridge. Competitors then race upstream, turn left around the Chesterfield Bridge stake marker, and return downstream to the start area.
Many thanks to Graeme King of King Boat Works for launching this Regatta. RowBOC is reaching out to all members and friends of the club for volunteers to help with the bbq and blueberry pie making.
BBQ Picnic with Grilled marinated chicken, veggie burgers, garden salad, corn on cob and homemade pie. Race entrants eat for Free – $5.00 all others.
Prizes include a homemade Blueberry Pie, Vermont Cheddar Cheese, and other edible delights.
Registration fee is $50.00 per boat (2013). There will be a barbecue lunch at the boathouse following the race . $5.00/person – free for racers.
Family and friends are encouraged to stand on the pedestrian bridge of Rte 9 at the Chesterfield turn around to watch the action.
Pairs Registration (use 2012 form)Please print and sign waiver then mail with your check by August 19th. Thank you!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about registration in the regatta. 802-254-6100 Anne