Wednesday, December 29, 2010

First rowing team set to practice on Manatee River training facility Thursday morning

A worker completes a floating dock at Fort Hamer Park.
EAST MANATEE -- Northeastern University rowers will be the first to try out a new county training facility at Fort Hamer Park.

The team, which is staying in Ellenton, arrived Dec. 29 and plans to be on the water at 7 a.m. Thursday. The practice is slated to end at 10 a.m. The team will be back on the water for another session 2-5 p.m. Thursday.

Six teams are due to arrive in the area for winter rowing training this winter.


For a full story on preparations to open the Fort Hamer Park training facility, click this link:

Boat racks were still being installed at Fort Hamer Park this week.

Todd Radebach works on restroom facilities at Fort Hamer Park.

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