Yesterday, the 23rd annual Coastweeks Regatta was held on the Mystic River on a 2,000-metre course at Mystic Seaport. This regatta starts the so-called Head season in New England for local and regional juniors,seniors, masters rowers and collegiate crews. The morning races were rowed in a little blustery weather, but the afternoon offered a sun that stood high in the sky with no clouds and calm water. Hundreds and hundreds of rowers, boys, girls, women and men from middle-school age to those ’70-years young, were seen racing in recreational or racing shells like singles, doubles, fours and quads. As it’s head races, it is first when the crews get back to shore and read the result lists, that they know if they medalled.
Below is a cavalcade of photographs which hopefully catch the spirit of this well attended regatta:
You will find the results from the Coastweeks Regatta here.