LIVE from a distance: the 20+ miles row or paddle for Blackburn Challenge is SO impressive!

One participant was nearly a half hour ahead of the next cluster of fellow endurance sport enthusiasts. AT this point in the race the paddleboarders were hunched over but still going strong. Are the dories the most difficult to row?




Participants pass sailboats and working boats, fans and friends motoring nearby, and of course safety-police escort boats there monitoring the route



  • The slower boats start first. Those are the Banks Dories.
    The faster boats start last. Those are the Alden racing shells.
    At least that was how it was in 1992 when I did the Challenge in my kayak.
    Kayaks made up the largest group. When I did it, the seas were flat due to high heat.
    IF I were still young, I might try it on a stand up Hobie Eclipse paddle board..

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  • Excellent so cool you did it! Thanks for the intel. Now I have to google hobie eclipse…


  • Great shots here long range too what matters most is they all came through the circle of life and the challenge! Great Job! :Dave & Kim


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