More information about Swiftsure Regatta

posted Nov 20, 2015, 7:08 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Nov 21, 2015, 12:11 PM ]
From Karen Corbin:
  • Saturday 28* November 2015: 

  • M.C. — Dave Pittaway;
  • Safety Boat - Rowan (ready to go from pontoon);
  • Starter boat — Nancy (Barb Dawson);
  • BBC and drinks available for purchase from LBT. 
  • Program of events on the water:
    • 9-12.30pm- Kids rowing events, games, rowing machine and introduction to kayaks; 
    • Registration for afternoon events open until 12.45 at the Regatta; 
    • Depending on enrolment, teams will be female, male and mixed. Races will be timed and if no finals then fastest time in each category will be deemed winners! 
    • *** Teams and individual rowers are encouraged to register prior to the day by email to Karen Corbin at kcorbin4216@yahoo.com ***;
    • 1pm-3pm : St Ayles skiff races begin and continue every 15 minutes. The course will be from LBT to a marker up river and return;
    • 2-3 pm: Blind faith – blindfolded rowers in Grebes with rudderless cox-short course down river separate from St Ayles skiff races;
    • 3.00pm : Big Buoys Challenge – handicapped, same course as skiffs. Female Swiftsure team, La Chaloupe and St Ayles skiffs (any takers?);
    • 3.45pm: The Rat Race – any small sailing craft welcome (Swiftsure, Grebes, private boats, skiffs).