Thursday, August 24, 2006

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Saturday, August 05, 2006

Around the World in 720 Days

After 720 days, Colin and Julie complete human-powered circumnavigation.

After 720 days over land and water, Colin Angus and Julie Wafei have completed Expedition Canada. "On May 20, 2006, the two native Canadians completed the first human powered circumnavigation. Colin traveled a total of 43,000 km by rowboat, bicycle, canoe, ski and foot - a voyage that spanned 3 continents, 2 oceans and 17 countries. Julie traveled with him for most of the expedition, including rowing 10,000 km unsupported across the Atlantic Ocean, making her the first woman to row across the Atlantic from mainland to mainland and the first Canadian woman to row across any ocean," said the team's press release.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

August 5th Demo Day Cancelled

The Marblehead, MA Demo Day that was scheduled for Saturday, August 5th has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

If you had planned to attend, please call the Echo Rowing office at 1-866-ECHO-ROW or email : to make other arrangements to demo an Echo Rowing Shell.

Monday, July 31, 2006

Echo Claims Victory in Men & Women's Singles

34th Annual Isle of Shoals Rowing Race

The Isles of Shoals Race was held Saturday the 22nd of July under clear skies and a light west wind, perfect conditions for an open ocean rowing race. The race is a 6.5 mile row to the Isles of Shoals off Kittery Point Maine, reserved for any sliding seat boat under twenty four feet in length. (Photo of Rich Klajnscek -1st place Men's)

The rowers ranged in age from 35 to 70, men and women. Until this year, which is the 34th annual, the race has been reserved to just shells built by Alden Rowing Shells and sponsored by the Alden Ocean Shell Association, an owners group of enthusiastic rowers. (Photo to left- Dana Gaines-3rd place Men's)

This year the race was opened to other shells in the interest of expanding the sport of open ocean and recreational sliding seat rowing. With the representation of Maas 21s from Maas Boats, Wintech 21s from Wintech Racing and Echo 18s from Echo Rowing in Maine, the field was quite well rounded and the list of entrants more diversified. There was also a kit boat called the Merry Sea by Wayland Marine rowed as a double. It was interesting to see the variety of designs in one event. This is one of the first times all these boats have competed against each other in one race. And, in the midst of all those designs and the heavy competition, Echo rowed to victory, placing 1st & 3rd in men's and first in women's! (Photo to right- Kinley Greg- 1st place Women's)

The race started promptly on time at 8:00 am with 24 shells and 31 rowers, as some were double shells. The contestants were surrounded by ten chase and follow boats volunteering to keep them corralled on their 6.5 mile row to the Isle of Shoals finishing in Gosport Harbor. It is very easy to get off course with the wind and current on the way to the islands.

A leisurely row back by some added to an exhilarating row out, as the chase boats brought back others spent from their effort rowing out.

All in all it was a successful event, with lunch and awards waiting at Fort Foster in Kittery Point upon their return.

The results:

Men's Singles
Raw Elapsed Time
1st place: Rich Klajnscek
1:02:45 in Echo 18

2nd place: Scott Johnson
1:03:00 in Wintech 21

3rd place: Dana Gaines
1:04:24 in Echo 18

Women's Singles
Raw Elapsed Time
1st place: Kinley Gregg
1:10:13 in Echo 18

2nd place: Beverley Lysobey
1:14:01 in Alden 16

Raw Elapsed Time
1st place: Gary Piantedosi & Dan Bakinowski
1:06:25 in Merry Sea Dbl

2nd place: Deb Arenberg & Jeanne Thorvaldsen
1:07:23 in Alden 18

3rd place: Gary Jarvis & Greg Parker
1:10:25 in Alden 18

Brook Sulloway won the Barnacle Cup, a perpetual trophy for the fastest Alden 16, this year with a time of 1:12:17 and finished 9th in elapsed time.

Hargy Heap was also awarded a special trophy for being the only participant to row in all 34 races. He says he is retiring at age 70, but we don't believe him. See you next year Hargy along with all the rest.

For complete results go to

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Friday, July 28, 2006

Portland Demo Day Photos

It was a gorgeous day!

Isle of Shoals Reminder

July 29

The AOSA has opened its doors to include all recreational rowing shells, not just Alden. This means that the Isle of Shoals Race is now open to Echos and Islanders.

In order to participate, one needs to join AOSA and can do so by going to the website and download an application to join. An application to race is also on the same website.

Let's see some Echos out there on Saturday!!

Herculean Rowing Effort

Jul 27 2006
Emma Midgley

ROWING the Atlantic is a major challenge for any athlete, but for Tony Sees and Ryan Nader it will be a Herculean effort.

Ryan uses a wheelchair, and as far as the two know is the first person to row across an ocean without the use of his legs.

Tony is a trainer at the sports centre in Ballymore, New Providence Wharf, and met Ryan at Whitechapel Gym.

The two were inspired to take part in the rowing challenge - set for November 2007 - after watching the Two Men in a Boat documentary which showed Ben Fogle and James Cracknell's attempt. Tony said: "I have always been up for a challenge, and I usually test myself to go beyond what I feel my limits are."... Read the Full Article


Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Marblehead, MA Demo Day

Saturday, August 5th

You're Invited!

Jack Tatelman and Paul Mazonson invite you to join them at an Echo Rowing Demo Day in Marblehead, MA. Ted & Lorna Perry will be there with several Echo shells to give demos, answer questions and help everyone become familiar with an Echo Rowing Shell.

This Demo Day is being held in conjunction with support for the Boston Med Flight Organization. Donations of any size will be gladly accepted and Echo Rowing will donate $100 from each boat sold through a demo on that day.We'd love to have you join us!


Location: Riverhead Beach (back of Marblehead Harbor- across from Deveroux Beach)

Date: Saturday, August 5

Time: 9am - 2pm


  • From 128N take exit 25A Lowell St / West Peabody
  • Merge onto Andover St/ MA-114E Salem / Marblehead
  • Left onto Pulaski St / MA-114
  • Right onto Gardner St / MA-114
  • Right onto Margin St / MA-114
  • Left onto Norman St / MA-114
  • Right onto Lafayette St / MA-114
  • Right onto Ocean Ave / MA-114
  • End at Riverhead Beach

If you would like a Demo, please call Echo Rowing at 207-438-0212 or email to reserve a time.

Walk-ins are also welcome!

If you have any questions, call Echo Rowing directly or Jack Tatelman at 978-815-2241 or Paul Mazonson at 978-314-1301.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Waiting for a smaller version...

"Thought you'd like to see my new Echo being put to good use. All is well in Durham and I've been rowing a lot on fresh water (here on Lake Wentworth in Wolfeboro, NH) and saltwater in the seacoast area. Reed is ready for his version to come out soon. I am still amazed at the stability of the boat which gives me the freedom to explore so many places. If I could just get her to stop pulling to the right. Any suggestions? Thanks Lorna for all your help. She's a beauty. And he looks pretty cute too!"

Sarah Larson
Durham, NH

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