Great day at Webb's Slough

Nicole Brown Dawn Davis

Nicole Brown and Dawn Davis received special bill on their first run in the Jolly Rogers boat. They were believed to be the first all-woman crew to make a run at the Slough.

Ideal racing conditions with a strong entry field and a giant crowd made for a great day Saturday at St. John's Webb's Slough. Amanda Webb reported one measure of the size of the crowd was a total of 750 trailers and campers on the grounds.

Another factor was the parking space. The school sports parking crew actually used space for parking on hills adjoining the grounds.

The race signed a total of 37 teams with 36 going to the line. Three of the boats were used by two teams.

Sharing boats is common in New Zealand and Australia, but the practice is just beginning to be introduced in the Un...

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