It may be almost fall and the temperatures may be set to decline, but thanks to a Westford event it’s still not too late to hit the water.
The Westford Recreation Department is hosting the fourth annual Forge Pond Regatta, which welcomes inexperienced and veteran rowers alike during an interactive day on the lake.
Scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 8, beginning at 8 a.m., the event isn’t just for rowers. The Recreation Department encourages all members of the family to attend.
According to the event page for the regatta, participants can arrive by themselves, with a friend, or with teams of four, and no experience is necessary.
When residents arrive, they will learn from crew team members and coaches how to properly row. Before hitting the water, rowers will have the chance to practice on land and then on the pond before the race starts.
In addition to the races, there will be live music from Pat Gendron, Krista Angelucci, and others, and there will also be games for children, face painting, and a barbecue. Wrist bands will be available for purchase for $5, which allows for unlimited use of the bounce house.
For questions about the regatta, contact Karla Ferrini from the Westford Recreation Department. She can be reached at either email@example.com or by telephone at (978) 692-5532.
As Ferrini wrote on the Forge Pond Regatta Patch event page, “you’re never too old to try rowing.”