ROW, ROW, ROW OUR BOATS!
The latest exercise trend is rowing, which offers incredible workouts in a short amount of time. “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” is not quite as “gentle” as the nursery rhyme suggests.
Heritage Coast Sailing & Rowing has boats to row on Tawas Bay.
Rowing offers a total body workout, working 23 different muscle groups, low impact, is easy to learn and fun for all ages and levels. Local gyms and health clubs have inside rowing machines. HCS&R has boats in the water for public rowing use.
The boats will be in the water at the State Dock in East Tawas. Membership is required. The cost is $25 for the 2016 season or a day use pass of $1 (limit 3). Membership allows participation in boat building, rowing and sailing.
The idea of the Heritage 23 was dreamed up in 2011 when a small group founded HCS&R, Inc. David Wentworth, HCS&R chair said “We built our first Heritage 23 boat in 2011 and now have a fleet of three. The boats are strongly built and very stable for operating in open waters. Fun to row. Easy too! Incredible exercise!”
There will be a coxswain class Saturday, May 21 taught by Jodie Carpenter, water sport instructor at the Bay Front Center in Erie, Pennsylvania. A second class on how to row will be May 28. Classes are free to members.
HCS&R Inc is a Michigan not-for-profit corporation and a federal 501(c)3 organization. Their purpose is to encourage boat building, sailing and rowing in traditional regional boats.
The 2016 Rowing and Sailing program is posted on the Heritage Coast website. www.heritage-23.org For additional information, call 989.460.2642.
Heritage Coast Sailing and Rowing
Promoting Community Boat Buillding,
Sailing and Rowing on the
Heritage Coast of Michigan