PROVINCETOWN TO HOST THE 2016 COASTAL ROWING REGATTA IN THE NORTHEAST REGION
Provincetown, Mass. – The Town of Provincetown will be the site of the 2016 Provincetown Coastal Rowing Regatta, June 4, 2016, becoming the second U.S. destination to host the competition, following its debut in Pensacola, Fla., in 2015.
“We are excited about hosting this growing sporting event,” Tony Fuccillo, Provincetown Director of Tourism, said. “Rowing competitions often take place on the West Coast, and this event will now be the first of its kind in the Northeast. We believe it will be a huge success and will encourage the Regatta to return in future years.”
Provincetown, known as “America’s First Destination,” where the Pilgrims first landed in 1620, has the open waters of the harbor and bay for the required distance of 8K. The town has the East End Harbor sandy beaches to launch and finish, access to the beach for athletes and spectators, a skilled harbormaster, a local yacht club, a youth sailing and rowing club, a US Coast Guard Station, a USRowing-affiliated regional club in Orleans and many restaurants and accommodations within walking distance.
Already popular in Europe and Canada, rowing is a fast growing sport in America for men, women and youth. The Rowing Regatta is open to single and double slide-seat boats (recreational, racing, and FISA-approved designs). Mixed doubles and masters-level racing will be included. Families and spectators are welcome and will have the opportunity to become familiar with several versions of rowing and rowing equipment. FISA-approved boats will be available for participants to try.
Massachusetts has a long rowing history and today is home to the Head of the Charles Regatta, the world’s largest two-day rowing event, and the Blackburn Challenge, a 20-plus mile open water circumnavigation of Cape Ann.
Provincetown is one of “America’s Happiest Seaside Towns,” according to Coastal Living magazine, and has the seashore, restaurants, accommodations, nightlife, shopping and gyms to make hosting the Rowing Regatta the perfect destination. The travel website Trivago recently named Provincetown the number one destination to stay in 2016, and Smithsonian magazine named it one of the “20 Best Small Towns to Visit” in America.
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