Blackburn Challenge Timer Countdown to the 28th Cape Ann Rowing Club Blackburn Challenge, Saturday July 19, 2014

(The Essex River Race will be Saturday May 10th, 2014)

Google Map of path around Cape Ann

2013 tentative schedule. Check Cape Ann Rowing Club Blackburn Challenge Web site for updates.

6-7:00 am - Registration & check-in, Gloucester High School
7:45 - Multis Fixed and Sliding (Possible moving start)
7:50 - Banks Dories and Workboats
7:55 - Fixed Seat Doubles
8:00 - Fixed Seat Singles (possible merge with doubles depending on number)
8:05 - Sliding Seat Racing, Men and Women (two heats)
8:10 - Sliding Seat Touring, Men and Women (two heats)
8:15 - OC1's and 2's
8:20 - Open Class, Paddleboards, Double Kayaks M+W
8:25 - FTK and SK Women & Men
8:30 - HPK Doubles
8:35 - HPK - Men and Women
8:40 - Outrigger Canoes
12:00 noon - Pavilion Beach Finish Line facilities open (this means beer, pulled pork and massages. (The Greasy Pole is the finish line.)
3:00 pm - Award Ceremony & Festivities (is there a Miss Congeniality?)

Who was Howard Blackburn?

Lone Voyager Joe Garland's excellent book about the long and storied life of Howard Blackburn. Pick it up in any Gloucester or Rockport bookstore or click for Amazon

Google Map of path around Cape Ann

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