The 2017 Cuttyhunk Row

Thanks to all the rowers that participated in the Cuttyhunk Row on Saturday. We couldn't have asked for better weather. Together we raised almost $1500 towards boat maintenance and the Lloyd Center for the Environment. 
What else can I say, it was a fantastic day with a great group of people! 
A SPECIAL thank you to the Cuttyhunk Row Committee; Brandon, Lee-Ann, Greg and Bridget for all the grueling work they put in to make this event happen. THANK YOU!!!

Wicked Whaleboat Challenge 2017 Results

Thanks to everyone who participated in Saturday's 2017 Wicked Whaleboat Challenge! Between the torrential rain and the 19mph winds, it lived up to it's name. The fact that 12 teams participated in those conditions, is a testament to your indomitable spirit. But enough of my ramblings...the RESULTS by order of launching..(BWT is Bob Water Time, or how long he was in the water)

The Crab-A-Lots------ 12:41 (BWT 2:21)
Kevin's Buzzards-------10:37 (BWT 1:47) THIRD PLACE
AMHS Men's------------9:55 (BWT 2:09) FIRST PLACE
BBRC Pick Me Ups---12:33 (BWT 2:21)
Miller Highlites--------12:10 (BWT 2:43)
AHMS Women's------17:09 (BWT 6:51) DROWNED CAPT'N AWARD
The Oar-E-O's---------12:32 (BWT 2:03)
The Sirines--------------11:03 (BWT 1:39)
Polar Oartex------------10:20 (BWT 1:55) SECOND PLACE
Dirty Oars---------------12:29 (BWT 2:52)
Seal Whisperers---------11:37 (BWT 1:55)
Louie's Buzzards------- 11:54 (BWT 1:58)

also congratulations to Ryan Dwelly for winning the coveted Golden Ladle for the Wicked Best-est Chowdah 0f 2017 and Lee-Ann Ruf for winning the cherished Golden Spork for the Wicked Best-est Chili of 2017!

Thanks everyone!

The Polar Oartex Row the Minot Light Roundabout

The Polar Oartex Came in 1st in the whaleboat division of the Minot Light Roundabout on Sunday. With a time of 1 hr 17 min (50sec behind the #1 pilot gig). Considering the 15mph winds, 20mph gusts and high seas, everyone involved is VERY happy with the accomplishment. So give them a hearty WCR pat on the back and a "OMG, Those look horrible! What the hell did you do to your hands?!" when you see them.

BTW, here's some vid...

https://youtu.be/KPvaaL1GylQ

Wicked Whaleboat Challenge Winners

Thank you to all the participants, volunteers and conscripted spouses/children for making the Wicked Whaleboat Challenge such a great success this year!!

Congratulations to this year's winners:
1st Place: The Polar Oartex
2nd Place: The Dirty Oars
3rd Place: The Seal Whisperers
The Drowned Captain Award: The Crab-a Lots

Winner of the Wicked Best-est Chowder Cup: Sandy Zekan
Honorable Mention for Best Dressed: Queequeg and the Pips