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2017 Minot’s Light Roundabout

Minot Light Roundabout Inspiration 50%

CMI’s Signature Rowing Event

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

Sandy Beach

345 Atlantic Avenue, Cohasset, MA


New! Exhibition & Demonstration of FISA-Standard  Coastal Rowing Boats and the international standards for races established by World Rowing.  In conjunction with US Rowing.

Race Description
. The Minot’s Light Roundabout is a 4.2 mile open water rowing event open to all sea-worthy, oar-powered craft. Participants will row in the open ocean waters to Minot’s Light, and conditions can vary dramatically. Occasionally the water can be very rough, with strong winds and waves. We will have powerboats on the course to monitor checkpoints, but we do not provide boat escorts — you should expect to be out of their sight and fully independent during the race. We will not have a rain date. In the case of adverse weather conditions or fog we may use an alternate course or call off the race. See the race course and the race chart for more details. Take a look at the video from the 2012 race, courtesy of 143tv!

Safety. Each participant must carry or wear a USCG-approved PFD (life jacket), and each participant must carry an attention-getting noisemaker, such as a whistle on a lanyard or a horn. Crews rowing single and double Aldens, kayaks, surfskis, canoes, and similar boats must wear life jackets.

Race day will include lunch on the beach, live music, awards and T-shirts!

Information Required for Registration:

Boat. You will need the name and class of your boat plus the boat manufacturer and model.

Crew. You will need the names of all participants in your boat. All rowers and coxwains are considered participants. For each participant, you will need: Name, Address, email, race day phone, age on race day, and T-shirt size (pre-shrunk cotton).

Race Guidelines. CMI reserves the right, at any time, to:

  • Refuse to register any individual or boat.
  • Expel or disqualify any individual or boat for lack of required equipment, unsafe operation, and disregard for event rules or unsportsmanlike behavior.
  • Disqualify any individual or boat who has gained an unfair advantage, has ignored someone in distress, or caused damage to another craft.

Racing categories. You will be placed in the appropriate category by the race committee based on the information you provide about your boat at registration. The CMI race committee’s decision on boat categories is final. It is likely that additional boat categories will be added. Contact CMI prior to race if you have any questions

Fixed Seat

Dories/Work Boat – Single, Double
Grand Banks Dory – Single, Double
Kayaks – Single, Double
Livery – Single, Double
Pilot Gig/Six
Surf Ski

Sliding Seat

Single – Ocean Shell, Touring
Double – Wherries, Ocean Shell, Touring
Fours – Coxed Four, Coxed Quad
FISA Class Coastal Rowing Solo (C1x)
FISA Class Coastal Rowing Double (C2x)
FISA Class Coastal Rowing Coxed Quadruple Sculls