The 2015 Coastweeks Regatta: A Windy Affair in Pictures
Göran R Buckhorn writes:
The Coastweeks Regatta starts the so-called ‘Head season’ here in New England. This year’s Coastweeks, the 24th consecutive event, was held yesterday at Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Connecticut. This is normally a regatta for local and regional juniors, seniors, masters rowers and collegiate crews in singles, doubles, pairs, fours and quads, but due to the institution creating a new north end at the museum (the Donald C. McGraw Gallery Quadrangle, which will have a new 5,000-square-foot exhibit building, the Thompson Exhibition Building), the bigger boats were not invited to the 2015 Coatsweeks. Approximately 90 entries came to race on the 2,000-metre course. Although the rain stayed away, the tailwind was hard at times and made this morning’s regatta a blustery affair.