2016 New London Whaleboat Challenge
Saturday, September 10
City Pier, New London, Ct.
The 2016 New London Whaleboat Challenge will take place on Saturday, September 10 1:00 p.m. A total of three boats are expected, each with an experienced steersman aboard. A short course with skill elements will be set up, allowing participants to test their skills against the clock. There will also be opportunities to row the whaleboats for a real life experience of life in the 19th century.
This event and experience are open to the public, with timed trials beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday the 10th.The New London Whaleboat Challenge is one of many attractions at the 2016 Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival, which will also feature schooners, tall ships, a U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer, tours of vessels, a 100th anniversary celebration of America’s submarine fleet, and more.