Chilly weather cancels Christmas Eve Row

- Posted on Dec 29, 2010 - 04:04 PM

Forty-two people from ages 12-57 gathered on Christmas Eve morning at Williams Wharf Landing to participate in the 16th annual Mobjack Rowing Association’s Christmas Eve Row.

Traditionally, the rowers head up to the East River race course starting line and rowback to the dock. This year, the weather was too cold and conditions were too rough and windy, so all the participants gathered in the Williams Wharf community building, where coach Tim Ulsaker gave them a review of the past year’s events, as well as future plans and the current status of fundraising for the new boathouse.

"Talking to our Mobjack, Mathews and Gloucester rowing alumni is my favorite part of the Christmas Eve row," Ulsaker said. "We always get a great report of the National Team racing scene from Matt Muffelman or Jimmy Sopko and we were lucky this year to have Jeff Forrester give us a rundown on what’s happening on the elite training scene where he coaches at Riverside Boat Club in Boston.