We’ve noted before the wonderful, and often impromptu, small-boat excursions that spring up during the periods of fine weather that can break up a New England winter, but a decidedly more organized and even bolder affair will take place March 12 in Hull. The 32nd running of the Snow Row will see dozens of oar- and paddle-powered boats take on a 3.75-mile course starting at noon from the beach at Windmill Point. Even better, the race features a LeMans-style start, so the excitement will be in full-swing right from the get-go. Rowers have to pay a $20 entry fee and must pre-register with the event’s sponsor, the Hull Lifesaving Museum, but spectators can witness the action for free. For those wanting an even closer view, a high-speed ferry will follow the fleet, letting you practically feel the frozen spray coming across the bows of the pulling boats, peapods, dories, captain’s gigs, and kayaks on the course. There’s even a rowing team coming all the way over from Cornwall, England, to join the other rowers from throughout New England and elsewhere on the East Coast. This is one winter race not to miss!
For more information about the race, click here.
To visit the Hull Lifesaving Museum’s website, click here.