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Canada sweeps dory races

The Americans were short a women’s team so Gladys Collicutt and Linda Zwicker, foreground, stepped up to row against Canadian champs Gail Atkinson and Kathryn Moore.

Canadian teams swept the International Dory Races in Lunenburg August 24.

In junior action, locals John Ernst and Thomas Stewart finished in a time of 6:38.60 to defeat the American team of Tyler Edmonds and Thomas Beaton, who crossed the line in 7:02.59.

Next came the co-ed division where Kelly George and Robert Fox registered a time of 6:10.31 over Mike Frontiera and Elin DiAngelo from the U.S., who came in at 6:31.88.

There was no American team in the women's division, so Lunenburgers Gail Atkinson and Kathryn Moore rowed an exhibition race against Gladys Collicutt and Linda Zwicker with the teams coming in at 6:27.66 and 7:01.77.

In over-40 competition, Lockeport's Danny Moody and Walter Nickerson finished in 6:15.67 to best Americans Bill Edmonds and Mike Frontiera, who came in at 6:28.84.

This was the last year for the over-40 race. Both countries have agreed to change to an over-50 event beginning in 2014.

Finally, in the senior men's race, Joel George and Markus Schmidt crossed the line in 10:03.92 to defeat the American time of 10:41.18, which was registered by Erik Dombrowski and Glen Harrington.

- Lisa Brown,

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