Calling all "person-powered" watercraft to this year’s Rowgatta – with a new location – Barters Island. This location offers a nice “do-able, yet still an event” 9 mile circumnavigation of beautiful Barters Island with a nice easy place to “put-in” and “take-out” at the Knickercane Boat Landing.
The event benefits the YMCA’s Aquatics and Healthy Living programs including the free second grade learn to swim program where all second grade students in the Boothbay region learn to swim for free, in partnership with local elementary schools.
Registration and information is available at the Y and on the website at www.boothbayregionymca.org. Individuals or teams are welcome to register a dingy, rowboat, canoe, kayak, stand-up board or any other seaworthy craft. There is a $40 fee for each participant who registers by 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9, and a $45 fee per participant the day of registration on Aug. 10.
This Saturday, Aug. 10, registration and check-in at Knickercane Landing begins at 7:30 a.m., with a Rowgatta start time of 8:30 a.m.
Special thanks Tidal Transit Kayak Rentals in Boothbay Harbor for offering special rental rates, as well as delivery and pick-up to the site. Additional thanks goes to the Boothbay Harbor Coast Guard Auxiliary and our many wonderful volunteers for providing boat crew coverage as well as safety pit-stops along the way.
Please consider joining this special event, paddle a new route and help a great cause. Register this week at the Y or just meet us this Saturday at Knickercane Landing – just past the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.