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Onset Open Water Challenge

June 1

ONSET OPEN WATER CHALLENGE

Sponsored by Buzzards Bay Rowing Club

Registration/Number Pick Up . . . . . . . . .  . . 8:00 – 9:30 AM

Race Briefing . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . 9:30 AM

Race Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00 AM

Contact. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   Leslie 508-207-5986

Required equipment on each boat. . . . . . . .   Coast Guard approved PFD for each rower, whistle & bailing device.

It is strongly recommended that participants wear water shoes to protect your feet at the launch site and clothes for cold-water immersion.  All items inside the boat should be secured and protected in the event of a capsize.  Rowers may face tide and/or wind issues.  Please remember, it is on the water courtesy to check if a capsized boater needs assistance.  Entrance into the shipping channel will result in disqualification.   Canoes must be seaworthy as this event is for experienced open water canoeists only   As with all on-water activities, safety should be the first concern of all participants and organizers.  The Open Water Challenge Race Committee reserves the right to cancel the race or keep individual boats from setting forth due to weather conditions or rower skill level.

Numbers should be placed high on the bow of the port side of the boat.

Race Course: Will leave Onset Beach area row staying to the right of Wickets Island heading toward the opening of the canal then will turn around a marker and stay to the left of Wickets Island returning to the beach. This course is still in the developmental phase details to be work out. Within the next couple of months.  Race course is approximately 3 miles.

Race Start (subject to change on race day)
Wave One:  All kayaks and smaller boats will line up at the starting marker for their starting signal.
Wave Two:  All coxed boats will line up at the starting marker for their starting signal.

Award Ceremony will take place immediately following the race.  First, second and third prizes in multiple categories.

Refreshments will be provided to all registered race participants.

Directions:  Go to the “Upcoming Events Forum” at www.buzzardsbayrowing.org or call Leslie 508-207-5986

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Date:
June 1