Friday, August 18, 2023

Lake Sunapee Rowing Club: Unique Two Days of Rowing, Coaching, Antique Boating, and Hospitality

The Lake Sunapee Rowing Club (LSRC) called a " special" session in place of their usual planned training day.

On Monday morning, at 6:am from the Georges Mills Lake Sunapee put-in beach, we did a 5-mile row to Shepard's Island (Burkhaven Cove, Lake Sunapee, Sunapee, NH), courtesy of one of our rowers. Our boats would be racked, and remain overnight on the Island.

Rowing one quad, two doubles, and two single sculls from Georges Mills Cove out on the big Lake, guided by the coach's launch, we rowed five miles in just under two hours, accepting an invitation for breakfast at Shepard’s Island at a LSRC member’s home.

After breakfast, leaving our boats racked on Shepard’s Island, we get an extra treat of a ride in a LSRC member's 1934 Hutchinson Sedan 30', Algonquin boat back to Georges Mills Cove.  Our Algonquin ride home included passing Lake Sunapee's three lighthouses (Herrick Cove, Sunapee Harbor, and Burkehaven Cove), and the Lake's weather buoy.

On Tuesday morning at 6:am in the pouring rain, we leave Georges Mills to take a car ride back to Shepard's Island, launch our boats, and row two hours back to Georges Mills. Again, in the pouring rain.

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1 comment:

  1. Looks like a unique antique boat to relax in while you enjoy the views on the water & and shoreline!