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MHS, Mobjack rowers win 8 races at home regatta

The Mathews High School and Mobjack Rowing Association crews hit a milestone on Saturday, hosting of the 30th annual Mathews High School Regatta, which has been held continuously at Williams Wharf since 1989.

Coming a long way from the six teams originally hosted, the 30th running saw high school crews from Albemarle, Cox, First Colonial, Forest Park, Gloucester, Granby, Grassfield, Great Bridge, Hickory, J.E.B. Stuart, Mathews, Maury, Mobjack, and Princess Anne.

Out of 35 races held, Mathews and Mobjack racers entered 16 events, netting eight gold finishes, four silver and one bronze.

Coach Tim Ulsaker, who founded Mathews, Mobjack and Gloucester crews and also co-founded the Mathews Land Conservancy that has preserved and operated Williams Wharf Landing for public access since 1994, ran Saturday’s regatta as he has the 29 previous ones.

Unique in the running of junior or scholastic regattas, all race officials and referees for this large-scale event were past Mathews and Mo...

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