PO Box 767, Norwell, Ma 02061
(781)910-6715 Info@SpitDudes.Com

Summer Jumpers Making A Splash…..

Risky or not….it’s a Summer time ritual for many!

Go on three? or is it 1-2-3 then jump?

First of all, let us say this…..the SpitDudes do NOT condone or promote the jumping off of any bridge. In fact, we are admitted wusses  and aren’t comfortable jumping off a footstool, let alone a freekin bridge. With that said…….we do like watching  kids scream bloody murder as they free fall 30 plus feet into some of the coldest water on earth.

There are several places you will find these lunatics, but here is the local list for the SpitDudes territory!

  • Route 3A Bridge in Scituate/Marshfield – this one is always busy when the heat and humidity hits. There are signs up there saying no jumping, but it doesn’t seem to stop these thrill seekers.

 

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  • Sea Street Bridge in Hummarock – this is about the same type of jump and the route 3A bridge, with maybe a little less boat traffic. It’s also a little bit of work after you jump. It’s a long bridge, so prepare to do some walking after you get out of the water!
  • Union Street Bridge in Norwell/Marshfield – This seems to be the bridge of choice for a few reasons. It’s a bit inland and appeals to folks in Norwell and Hanover…it also has minimal boat traffic, and the swim back to shore is easier than the others. You can get several jumps in, in a matter of minutes.
  • Edward Foster Road Bridge in Scituate – this is the bridge that leads from the harbor village to 2nd cliff, and Peggoty Beach. This is more our speed if we were to jump. A managable drop into some warmer, yet not as clean water.
  • Mill Bridge in Cohasset  – This bridge has gotten some press over the years for all the wrong reasons. Of course, people who can’t swim shouldn’t be jumping of bridges. Duh!

Then there are always safer jumps……like these:

5th Annual Bocce Tournament & Beach Party

Let the games begin!bocce

Who will take the trophy this year?

Who will take the trophy this year?

It’s time….bocce time!  Our third annual Bocce showdown is going to take place this Saturday…

Get your partner, get your team name, and drop us an email to register! 

Send your information to: SpitDude@aol.com

 

  • Meet between the 10-12 buoys, on Saturday, September 2nd, @ noon!

  • Single elimination

  • Balls provided

  • No transportation available, however, boats can be rented from the local marina: Roht Marine (781) 837-2322

 

Win or lose, you'll have fun!

Win or lose, you’ll have fun!

The Great River Race is this Saturday!

Great River Race 2016 race-start-on-land-with-nsrwa-sign-lynn-wilson-690x460

Saturday, July 30, 20169am Start time
See mapCome join us on the North River and experience one of the most beautiful rivers in Massachusetts. This awesome 7 mile race starts at Bridge Street Canoe Launch in Norwell and ends at Indian Head Road in Hanover. Get competitive and race your friends, or take it at your pace and enjoy this outstanding view of the river. All skill levels, from novice to racer, are invited to take part in the race and all ages are welcome (Participants age 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult).  Any type of non-motorized water craft is eligible to enter the Race – even stand-up paddle boards! There is also the “Best Decorated Boat or Boater” division for the less serious, but creative paddler.

START/FINISH
Registration begins at 7:30am and ends at 8:45am. The race begins at 9:00am. If not pre-registered, please arrive by 7:45am. The starting line is at the Bridge Street Canoe launch in Norwell. The finish line is at the Washington Street Bridge (7.5 miles from the Launch). Take out is at the Hanover Canoe Launch.

Bridge St Canoe Launch, Norwell map

REGISTRATION
This year we are offering electronic registration as well as paper registration. Click here to register online. All participants must have a signed waiver to participate in the race. Click here to sign adult waiver and minor waiver. To download registration form pdf click here.

COST
This year’s Great River Race is $55 for the first participant per craft. Each additional participant on the same craft is $10. Each registration includes the very collectible Great River Race T-shirt with logo by artist Karie O’Donnell, and waiver fee. Additional T-shirts will be available for purchase before and after the race. Day of race registration is $60/$15.

DIVISIONS
Rowing (Sliding Seat Single), Rowing (Fixed Seat Double), Rowing (Fixed Seat Single), Stand Up Paddle Board, Racing Kayak, Kayak Single (Men), Kayak Single (Women), Kayak Double (All), Canoe Double (Men), Canoe Double (Women), Canoe Double (Mixed M/F), Canoe Family (At least 1 child under age 16), Canoe Single, Senior Division 65+, Best Decorated Boat or Boater

TRANSPORTATION LOGISTICS
New this year – Transportation will be offered, free of charge, from the take out point to the racers’ vehicles.

AWARDS CELEBRATION
After the race, join us as the fun continues at McGreal’s Tavern, 690 Main Street (entrance in rear, next to cemetery) in Norwell Center. The doors will open at 11am. Awards will be given in each category. There will be FREE hotdogs and sides AND live music – plus the bar’s open early just for us!

FUNDRAISING
This event is vital to our organization and the impact we can have on our rivers. We monitor the health of our rivers, engage residents in making sure they take care of our rivers, and advocate for policies that keep our town’s water supply sustainable.

This year, our event will feature peer-to-peer fundraising which will help you and your friends give back! By becoming a fundraiser for the NSRWA, you will support the North and South rivers, and you’ll help your friends feel good about doing good.

Plus, if you raise the most money for us, you’ll win some awesome prizes!

Click here to register.
Click here to sign adult waiver.

Click here to sign minor waiver.
Click here to start fundraising.
Click here to download printable registration form.
Click here to download Corporate Sponsorship forms.

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