Jon has participated in almost all the events, winning his division many times.
Phil is a local well-known boat designer and the person who came up with the original idea for the Blackburn Challenge back in 1966
Doug is a well-known kayak designer and long time participant
Mike was the fastest single person over the first 25 years (rowing single, 1996 - 2:30:37)
Sarah is a long time participant in kayaks, having won many times
Joe has been the top performing surfski paddler in the history of the Blackburn, competing in 17 races, winning in 2000 and 2004.
Al was a long time member of our committee. He has completed all but 4 Blackburns, having done his first in 1991. He knows more about Howard Blackburn then anyone we know. He has paddled in Newfoundland were Blackburn landed in a small fishing village after 5 days in a terrible snow storm.
Henry, past president, member for the whole life of the club and the only person who has done all of the events (26 so far).
Jimmy is a Gloucester local who has been rowing banks dories for a very long time. He was also on the Survivor Show a few years ago.