ROCKLAND — This Saturday, May 25, Megunticook Rowing is hosting MYRA (Maine Youth Regatta Association) 10th annual regatta at Chickawaukie Pond. This will be the first time a regatta for junior rowers will be held in the area.
The Dirigo Sprint Championships, named in recognition of the State of Maine’s 1901 flag, marks the celebration of a full decade of Maine’s youth rowing teams gathering together for spirited competition, according to Megunticook Rowing, in a news release.
“Chickawaukie Pond, may prove to be one of the best venues in Maine for the 1500 meter sprint course, and ideal for spectators,” said Rowing.
The four teams competing are Megunticook Rowing, Merrymeeting Community Rowing Association, Waynflete School, and Yarmouth Rowing Association race.
Racing starts at 9:30 a.m.
The event is free.
Parking is at the Aldersgate Church, across the street from the water.
This event has been made possible by generous donations by these community members and local businesses: Shephanie Lash, Marty Feldman, The Society of Formerly Revelant Men, Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, Yachting Solutions, Camden Dermatology & Mohs Surgery, Chectnut Street Baptist Church, Artisan Boatworks, Lyman-Morse, Cornerstone Kitchens and Rockport Marine.
For more information, go to www.megunticookrowing,org/myra.