On September 21, the eighth running of the Lloyd Center’s Annual Slocum Challenge Regatta brought a record 120 competitors out to the Slocum River Estuary.
The regatta is open to racing shells, open-water shells, kayaks, canoes, surf-skis, traditional rowing boats, whaleboats, pilot gigs, and stand-up paddleboards, with separate age-categories for competitors under 20, over 50, and over 65, all in Men’s, Women’s and “Mixed” (co-ed) divisions. As always, the emphasis of the regatta is on good fun and enjoyment of the scenic Slocum River.
We would like to thank everyone that made this event possible – our dedicated Slocum Challenge Regatta Committee, Sponsors, volunteers & competitors. We gratefully acknowledge and thank each of you for your support, time and hard work!
Honorary Stewards: Helen & Les De Groot; George & Trish Nelson
Slocum Challenge Regatta Committee: Greg Clear, Chair, Kathy Clear, John Greenup, Felicity Forbes Hoyt, Sally Johnston, Dieter Klein, Dan Lowney, Brodie MacGregor, Ivy & D’Arcy MacMahon.
Volunteers: Jackie & Lou Bernier, Chris Cornell, Tori Cornell, Al Humphrey, Maddy MacGregor, Rich Rheaume, Larry Shwartz, and Randy Weeks.
Corporate Sponsors: CF Racing, Hawthorn Medical Associates, New Bedford Internet, Fiber Optic Center, Inc., Whaling City Sound, Elegant Restrooms, ABC Rent-a-Tent, Dunkin’ Donuts (Russells Mills Road), Concordia Company, Inc., and CV Liquors.
Special thanks to: Steve Melo, Dartmouth Harbor Master, Cape Cod Chip Company, Community Boating Center, Chadwick’s Awards, Dartmouth Fire Station – District 2, Diversified Marketing Group, M & M Auto Service, New Bedford Rowing, New Bedford Yacht Club, and Noquochoke Orchards.
Race Results (PDF)