The 2015 Coastweeks Regatta: A Windy Affair in Pictures

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This year’s Coastweeks Regatta at Mystic Seaport was a windy affair.

 

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.

Below are some photographs from the regatta:

 

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Family, friends and other supporters had front row seats by the Mystic River.

 

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Due to construction work at Mystic Seaport only singles, doubles and a few pairs could fit on the lawn by the river.

 

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By now, everyone should know how to place their sculls on the fence – blades down.

 

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As usual, a lot of shells had to be quickly put in the water or taken out of the water in an organised chaos.

 

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Last minute discussion on tactics. Today’s best advice: don’t capsize!

 

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On their way to the start… steady now, steady.

 

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Two young ladies look happy after their race. Their red and black unisuits reveal that they are members of the club with the coolest name in New England – Blood Street Sculls in Old Lyme, Connecticut.

 

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Ed Monahan, who has rowed and organised – sometimes both – the Coastweeks Regatta for 24 years, announced the winners and handed them their medals.

 

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As usual, Eric from the museum’s gift shop was there to sell merchandise. Unfortunately, there was no regatta t-shirt this year…..

 

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…. but well new regatta caps!

 

Find all the results from the regatta here.

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