Rowing in the Hamptons Is Here to Stay and Riverhead Is Taking a Lead

The Snowflake Regatta took place last Sunday in Riverhead and The Sag Harbor Community Rowing Club showed up to kick butt and take names.

Andrew Nelson of Sag Harbor took first place and the club’s founder, Lee Oldak from Sag Harbor, took fifth place.

The girls middle school–age team, which consisted of Pierson Schools Fallon Attias, Shannon Sloane, Payton Yardley and Katherine Spolarich, raced the course in about 18 minutes, which is an impressive time.

The Sag Harbor Community Rowing Club has been around for a few years now, and it has been a bit of a dream that has slowly but surely come true in the Hamptons.

The Snowflake Regatta lasted all day with 20 heats of races and more than 100 entries who came from far and wide, including Connecticut, to compete. Riverhead is attempting to become a rowing haven for the East End of Long Island, and the town of Riverhead just gave Chris Kempner, Riverhead’s director of Community Development, $90,000 to build a dock and a small boat house that is expected to be completed next year.


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