And now a local story: On the 23 July it was the 25th anniversary Blackburn Challenge Race around Cape Ann in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Two local fellows, whom I briefly know, Russell Smith and Sean Bercaw, were rowing the 20-mile-long race, Smith for the 19th time, and Bercaw for the eighth time. The local newspaper, The Day, was running a nice story about the two, which you can read here. You can also see a clip of the two fellows sculling above.
And they won their class, the fixed seat, double, at 3:25.57. Congratulations! Gloucester Times wrote about the race, here.