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Venue:Hull Lifesaving Museum
Dates:Saturday, April 15, 2023 - Saturday, April 15, 2023
Hours:Race begins at 10:30am
Cost:see below
Category:Special Events
hull lifesaving museum's annual snow row photoThe museum's signature rowing race, the winter Snow Row, covers a 3 3/4 mile triangular course starting off the beach at Windmill Point, continuing around Sheep Island, past the Peddocks Island day marker, and back to shore.

Huge crowds gather on the beach beside the museum's Windmill Point Boathouse to share in the wild, LeMans-style start, unpredictable weather, and one-of-a-kind gathering of gorgeous boats and athletes.

Entirely within view of the shore, the race is a superb spectator event and is also a rare opportunity to see, up close, rowers of all ages and skill levels and their stunning array of wooden pulling boats on the beach and in action – wherries, peapods, whitehalls, dories, ocean shells, kayaks, pilot gigs, whale boats, and Irish currachs. Photo Credit - Dolly Bicknell

A Harbor Express high speed ferry ($20 per person), boarding at 9:30 at Pemberton Pier, closely follows the race course, affording spectators an even more intimate view of the event.

About the Race
This annual race is especially popular thanks to the influence of weather on the event. It also is the first gathering of the New Year for most competitors, so a chance to dig boats out of cellars or icy yards and return to the water.

The race has six boat categories: workboats, livery boats, coxed boats, development boats, ocean kayaks, and ocean shells. A few notes to all race participants: 1) all boats must carry PFDs, bailers, and whistles, 2) all coxed boats must pre-register and begin the race bow on the beach, and 3) the HLM Race Committee reserves the right to cancel the race or keep individual boats from setting forth due to weather conditions or rower skill level.

After watching the excitement of the Snow Row’s one-of-a-kind start, come to the Lifesaving Museum, a mile from the boathouse, which will be open throughout the day with free admission. On display: Keeping a Weather Eye, Shipwrecks and Lifesaving in Boston Harbor.

For more information, contact ed McCabe at 781-925-5433.

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Spectating from the beach is free. Spectating from the beach is free. A Harbor Express high speed ferry, with boarding at Pemberton Pier beginning at 10:45 am, departing at 11:45, follows the race course, affording spectators an even closer view of the event. The ferry is $20per person, and is a perennial favorite.



1117 Nantasket Ave., Hull, MA map
Phone: 781-925-5433


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