“Our rowing family keeps growing, season by season, school by school, and race by race” --- Emily Morton, Champlain Longboats Program Alumnus
2013 Rowing Events
Lake Champlain Challenge Race
Sunday July 14, 2013
For all ages of boaters! Just watch, or join the fun! Bring your own non-motorized boat, kayak, or canoe to row or paddle in this three-mile race across the lake. Registration fee admits two to the museum. Registration at 9:30am; Race starts at 11am. Race fee $22, includes museum admission and two tickets for guest spectators; $18 for LCMM Members.
Call 475-2022 x113 or email Nick Patch at email@example.com for details.
James Wakefield Rescue Row
October 12, 2013
On December 9th, 1876, the crew of the canal schooner General Butler was stranded atop the breakwater in Burlington, VT, after their boat sank during a terrible winter storm. They were rescued by James Wakefield and his son, who rowed out to save them. Every year, the Champlain Longboats program commemorates this heroic event with a youth rowing race in Burlington, VT; over one hundred participants! Races begin at 9:30am at the Burlington Community Boat House
Ages 18 and up. The Community Rowing Club offers adult rowing every week May through October. Community members sign up to experience the beauty of Lake Champlain while getting a great physical work-out. Adult community teams also participate in regional rowing competitions. Only Members of LCMM are eligible to participate in Community Rowing. Your $35 Rowing Club fee allows you to join any of our weekly rows for the whole season.
Not sure if it's right for you? Just join us for a row!
Contact Karen Gallott at (802) 475-2022, ext 121 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Maritime Museum Community Rowers Head to Scotland
Members of LCMM's Community Rowing Club will be heading to Ullapool, Scotland in early July, 2013 to participate in the inaugural St. Ayles Skiff World Championship. Over 30 Teams from Scotland, England, Tasmania, New Zealand, the Netherlands and the United States are registered to participate in the week-long competition and community event. LCMM was invited to participate in this international competition as winners of the 2012 St. Ayles Championship held in Mystic, CT last June.
St. Ayles skiffs, or “Skiffies” are 4-person boats made for coastal rowing. Their design is based off of the Fair Isle Skiff, a generic form that is descended from the smaller Viking skiffs. LCMM has built two St. Ayles skiffs as part of its Champlain Longboats Program. The Longboats Program, initiated in 1999, is an innovative boat-building and rowing program that partners the Museum with regional schools and community organizations. The primary goal is to develop positive, healthy behavior in middle and high school students at a critical time in their lives by exposing them to the team- and self-esteem-building of boat building and rowing.
Keep track of their progress, and root them on! skiffieworlds.com
Champlain Longboats Launch Day
May 23, 2013 11am
June 1, 2013
Champlain Longboats' annual youth rowing event at Button Bay on Lake Champlain attracts over 100 youth rowers from Vermont and New England. A series of three timed races highlight the day. The races culminate with the “mess-about” where teams mix up their crews randomly in an exercise of social and maritime skills. Everyone is a winner at this exciting day on the water! Crews must sign up in advance. Call 475-2022 x113 or email Nick Patch at email@example.com for details and to register.