, Gloucester, MA

Fiesta 2010

June 27, 2009

Oar'Dacious captures women's senior seine boat championships

GLOUCESTER¬­¬­ Coming into yesterday's women's senior seine boat championships, it looked to be a two boat barnburner between defending champion All Jacked Up and 2006 and 2007 champion Oar'Dacious.

This race, however, was over early. Oar'Dacious was aided by a strong start that gave them an early lead, and all they did was extend their lead throughout the mile long race to take home their third women's seine boat championship in four years by a five-boat margin. Inseine Oars finished in second place, 1/4 of a boat ahead of All Jacked Up.

"We were awesome today," Oar'Dacious coxswain Joanne Frontiero said. "It was very impressive, everybody clicked and everybody rowed as hard as they could. We jumped out of the box with a good lead and we never looked back."

Oar'Dacious' start was so good that they had a half-boat lead by the time the boats hit the greasy pole. Midway to the flag, which sits 1/2 mile off of Pavilion Beach, Oar'Dacious extended their lead to a boat and a half. With All Jacked Up and Inseine Oars making a push just before the flag, Oar'Dacious made a push of their own, holding their sizable lead and extending it thanks to a great turn from scuttler Joe Balbo.

From there on in Oar'Dacious extended their lead from two boats to five by the time they hit the beach.

The race for second, however, came down to the final stroke as Inseine Oars and All Jacked Up went push for to the beach with Inseine Oars edging them by a quarter of a boat.

Ironically, coxswain Frontiero was no slated to participate in this year's races but when a rower for Oar'Dacious was not able to row, Frontiero stepped back into her coaching seat, where she was when Oar'Dacious won their last two championships in 2006 and 2007.

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