29th Annual YMCA Rowgatta

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 10:00am

The 29th Annual Rowgatta

Saturday, August 13, 2022

 By Abby Jones

Calling all "person-powered" watercraft paddlers and rowers to the 29th annual Boothbay Region YMCA Rowgatta! The event, which encompasses approximately 9 nautical miles is this Saturday, August 13th. We start at 9:00 AM from the Knickercane Landing on Barters Island Rd. to circumnavigate the island finishing back at Knickercane.

The event benefits the Boothbay Region’s Y Aquatics swim program, which, in partnership with our local elementary schools, includes the free learn-to-swim program for all 2nd-grade students on the peninsula.

Registration and information are available at the Y Membership Desk and on the website at www.boothbayregionymca.org. Individuals or teams are welcome to register a dingy, rowboat, canoe, kayak, ocean shell, paddleboard, or any other seaworthy craft. No sail or powerboats allowed. There is a $40 fee for each participant who registers by 5 pm on Friday, August 12th, and a $45 fee per participant for those who register at the event, on August 13th.   

Registration will take place at the Landing beginning at 8 am for the 9:00 AM start.

Special thanks to our event sponsors, Knickerbocker Group, J Edward Night, First National Bank, Dead River Company, and Tindal and Callahan. Kayaks can be rented, delivered right to the event, and then picked up after the race, at a “special Rowgatta rate” from Tidal Transit (#207-633-7140) in Boothbay Harbor. Also thanks to the many volunteers who are stationed at docks, on bridges, and in powerboats around the course keeping everyone safe and on track.

For more information and to register, contact the YMCA at 207-633-2855 or go to www.boothbayregionymca.org.