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18th Annual Head of The Weir River Race

Location: Hull Lifesaving Museum, 1117 Nantasket Avenue, Hull, MA
Re: The Head of The Weir River Race
Event Date: Saturday, November 5--CHANGE OF DATE
Event Time: Race Start: 1:30 p.m.
Location: 5.5 Mile Race From West Corner, Hingham-Hull line, to Windmill Point Boathouse at Hull Gut
Fee: $20 per rower, spectators free
Contact: Ed McCabe, Maritime Program Director
Contact Phone: 781-925-5433
Contact email: [email protected]

18th Annual Head of The Weir River Race

The date for the Hull Lifesaving Museum's 18th Annual Head of the Weir River Race has been changed to Saturday, October 15. The Race Start is at 1:30 am. As many as 45 boats jockey for position racing out the narrow estuary and onto open water, traveling from West Corner (on the Hingham/ Hull/ Cohasset line), past Bumpkin Island, across Hull Bay, to the museum's Windmill Point Boathouse at Hull Gut. A highly contested 5.25 miler, the Weir draws coxed youth and adult rowers in gigs, single and double livery and workboats, currachs, and ocean shells. In the "head of the river" format, boats kick-off the starting line at one-minute intervals, and times are collated at the finish to determine the race winners. The Weir is an exceptionally exciting race and a great spectator event, featuring over 150 of the region's finest rowers from all over New England and New York. Best spectator views are from the bridge on George Washington Boulevard (10-20 minutes after the start), at the tip of Hull's Sunset Point, or at the Windmill Point Boathouse finish line. Spectators should show care crossing the road on George Washington Boulevard, watching for fast moving tr affic.

Registration, required for all participants, will begin at noon at the race starting line behind the Hull Publ ic Works building at the Hull Town Line on Route 228. All coxed boats must contact the race orga nizers be fore the day of the race. Please remember that there is no parking available at the race starting line; the put-in fo r trailered boa ts is at Nantasket Pier, one mile from the starting line, where car and trailer parking is available. For more i nformation or questions about participating, call Ed McCabe, Maritime Program Director, at the museum (781-925-5433) or check out the museum's website:

< span class="p">Release Date: September 26, 2005


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