Sag Harbor HarborFest

So as I mentioned before in my “Hamptons weekend” post that Sag Harbor has a HarborFest every year. The main event is whale boat racing, which pays homage to the Historical Whaling Port that created the village. This event was created by the Whalers as a way to lighten the mood and have some fun in between voyages that very well could last as long as 7 years I believe.

So how it works now is that you start on the shore with four men and or women; two rowers, a harpooner (which is just a giant stick with a suction cup), and the person that steers the boat. Once all parties are in the boat you row towards the 1st buoy marker, you turn to get to the whale which then you have to at least hit the target with the “harpoon” and then make it around the 2nd buoy marker back to the shore.

This feat is easier said than done I feel because it is a two day event broken into the men’s and women’s teams. So depending on how many teams sign up you could have to race four or more times depending on if you keep making it in to the next round. I give them credit I don’t know if I could be able to do it.

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