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2006 Head of the Weir River
Sat., October 21, 12:30 p.m.



Press Release

The 25th Anniversary Snow Row

Release Date: February 14, 2005
From: The Hull Lifesaving Museum Inc.
Event: The 25th Anniversary Snow Row
Event Dates: March 5, 2005
Event Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Windmill Point Boathouse, 185 Main Street, Hull, MA 02045
Fee: $20 racers; Spectators free
Contact: Ed McCabe, Maritime Program Director, Hull Lifesaving Museum
Contact Phone: 781-925-5433
Contact email: [email protected]
Web site:

Reporters and Photographers:
Limited space is available on chase boats to cover the race. Please contact Ed McCabe for details.

The Hull Lifesaving Museum is hosting its signature-rowing race, The Snow Row, on Saturday March 5 at the Windmill Point Boathouse, Hull. This is the 25th anniversary of this legendary event. The Snow Row covers a 3 3/4 mile triangular course starting off the beach at Windmill Point, continuing around Sheep Island, past the Peddocks Island day marker, and back to shore. Huge crowds gather on the beach beside the museum's Windmill Point Boathouse to share in the wild, LeMans-style start, unpredictable weather, and one-of-a-kind gathering of gorgeous boats and athletes. Entirely within view
of the Boathouse, the event is as much of a thrill for spectators as for participants. It is also a rare opportunity to see, up close, rowers of all ages and interests and their stunning array of wooden pulling boats on the beach and in action -- peapods, dories, wherries, whitehalls, ocean shells, kayaks, pilot gigs, captain's gigs, and Irish currachs. For the sixth year running, crews from Cornwall, U.K. will be coming to New England to participate. Youth and adul t crews and rowers from all over New England, New York, and along the East Coast will join them.

The rac e has five boat categories: workbo ats, livery boats, coxed boats, ocean kayaks, and ocean shells. A few notes to all race participants:
1) all boats must carry PFDs, bailers, and whistles,
2) all coxed boats mustpre-register and begin the race bow on the beach, and
3) the HLMI Race Committee reserves the right to cancel the race or keep individual boats
from setting forth due to weather conditions or rower skill level.

After watching the excitement of the Snow Row's one-of-a-kind start, come inside the Boathouse to warm up with a cu p of hot coffee or cocoa. The Lifesaving Museum, a mile from the boathouse, will be open throughout the day with free admission with exhibits about shipwrecks, lifesaving, lighthouses, and local heroes. For more information about the Snow Row, please contact Ed McCabe, Hull Lifesaving Museum Maritime Program Director, at 781-925-5433 or [email protected].

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