Get Ready for the Monterey Bay Challenge

Santa Cruz Rowing Club and Friends,

Mark your calendars and spread the word.  September 27th, 2014 (a Saturday), we will host the Monterey Bay Crossing.  It’s a human-powered boat race from Santa Cruz to Monterey across some of the most beautiful waters in the region.

Steering Committee for the race has been formed.

Tom Dexel        tdexel@apr.net       (chair)

Tim Kensit         kensit@att.net            Rod Williams    rodwilliams@bigpond.com

Tim Huebner     never_late@yahoo.com    

Volunteers willing to assist should contact any committee member.  Ideas for optimizing the event are requested.  Connections to possible escort boat skippers are requested.

Stand by for future updates, news and details.

 IMPORTANT NOTES

* Race Director is TBD and will likely be a member of Santa Cruz Rowing Club

* Race is open to rowed and sculled craft: singles, doubles, triples and quads designed and seaworthy for rough water rowing

* Race could be cancelled at the last minute if weather or sea conditions will not allow for expected safe operation of rowing shells and escort boats (however, September is usually pretty nice here)

* Santa Cruz Rowing Club is the sponsor of this event and contestants must sign liability waivers and coordinate with SCRC and Race Director.

* Rower Costs and deadline for registration are TBD (it’s usually not expensive)

* Rowers should be experienced in navigating and trained to a fitness level allowing for several hours straight of rowing with few rest breaks

* Rowers should be confident of their ability to re-enter their shell from deep water.  Perhaps more than once.

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