A happy sculler from Blood Street Sculls, Old Lyme, Connecticut, approaching the dock.
Last Sunday, 15 September, the 22nd Annual Coastweeks Regatta was held at Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Connecticut. It was a beautiful sunny day and the conditions on the Mystic River was ideal for racing. The Coastweeks is one of the earliest head races of the rowing season in New England and attracts local rowers, but also rowers from the whole region. Young and old, they all come for a fun regatta. You will find the results here.
Following is a picture cavalcade from the regatta:
As any other ‘local’ regatta, it is mostly parents, siblings, friends and fellow rowers that make up the audience.
What is a rowing regatta without a jazz band?
One of the organisers, Ed Monahan, is taking a short break.
Cool rowing boots!
Coastweeks Regatta is an event for everyone, old rowers, young rowers, women, men, girls, boys and dogs.
One of the local high schools, the Stonington High School, with its successful Stonington crew, had a food tent.
With races for rowers with all kind of skill levels, including beginners and recreational rowers, comes also different type of boats.
One way to rest the oars and sculls. The red blades of course belong to the Blood Street Sculls.
Regatta General Pete Tebeau was constantly on the move.
The Finish Line. As usual the Coastweeks Regatta used the program from the company Ronin Racing.
Truly a regatta for all ages. A Master sculler is getting a little help to get out of her beautiful wooden scull.
Two Master rowers after their race in the pairs.
A young lady also getting ready to dock after her race.
Some young gentlemen are aiming for the dock.
The cox waiting to give the orders to her crew to paddle in to the dock.