The Noyo Women’s Rowing Club, “The Oars of Noyo,” accept a challenge from the men of the Lost Coast Chapter of The TSCA
A small crowd of family and fans of small water craft congregated at the Public Boat Ramp on Sunday September 29th for the first annual Noyo Cup. A competition born from a challenge to a race on the Noyo River from the men rowers to the women rowers. Rowing a half mile course from the boat ramp to a buoy placed mid river in front of Noyo Basin. The competitors and audience turned out under clouds threatening to rain for this first annual event. The competition was fierce as both teams dug deep and performed admirably posting times just 19 seconds apart.
The Monomoy Surf Boat was acquired from the Lady of the Lake Rowing club at Lake Merritt in Oakland, the oldest women’s rowing club in California. A lot of love and work, spearheaded by Dusty Dillon, went into restoring it. The craft can take 8 rowers and someone on the tiller.