Southport Rowgatta raises money for Boothbay aquatics

The Boothbay Y teaches every second grader in the region to swim. One of its fundraisers is the Southport Island Rowgatta. This event is open to any personal powered watercraft.

SOUTHPORT ISLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Southport Island is a spectacularly beautiful spot on the Maine coast. For the 24th time, it will play host to a unique sporting event, the Southport Island Rowgatta.

Sponsored by the Boothbay Y, the event is designed to raise money for the aquatics program. The Y endeavors to teach every second grader in the region to swim.

Originally a dinghy race, the event attracts more and more kayakers every year. Set for Saturday, the race is twelve nautical miles around Southport and features a couple of stops along the way.


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