Monday, 17 January 2011

Adirondack Guide Boat racing

Mark Anderson wrote to say he enjoys Rowing for Pleasure, which is good, and to draw my attention to the lovely Adirondack Guide Boats he produces at Oarsman Boats in upstate New York. He calls them 'furniture that floats' and they are indeed things of beauty.
These are not display items, however. Last year, Beth Burchill of Rochester NY rowed one to second place in the punishing 90 Miler, a three day race over 90 miles of the Adirondacks including five miles of portages (which is why most of the entrants are in canoes). 'Brutal', is Mark's description and I certainly wouldn't disagree.
The route of the 90 Miler runs through the stunning scenery of the Adirondacks from Old Forge to Saranac Lake. There are lots more pictures at the race website.


Patrick Hay said...

No fancy feathering, then, with those oars and rowlocks.

Anonymous said...

Nice boat..This is actually a Pat Brown design from Lowville NY. If your interested in purchasing call Pat at 315-376-5935. He much more resonable in his prices.