The Vergennes Rowers headed to Boston to participate in The Icebreaker: Northeast Regional Youth Open Water Rowing Championships. The team made a huge impression on the other teams from Vermont as well as Massachusetts, Maine, New York and Connecticut. Vergennes was entered in four events and when the day was over they came home with three first place finishes and one third. The third place race was so close that only six seconds separated the top 3 teams. Not bad for a team that has no access to practicing in the ocean before this championship. The team of Dan Averill, Ethan Baldwin, Adam Bunde, Jarrett Clark, Justin Lalumiere, Damion Strona, and Pat McCarthy captured first in two events, the Second Pilot Gig event and the notorious Nautical Mile Event.The team of Jesse Bunde, Robert Burbo, Max Campono, Dale Eriksen, Devon Roberts, and Jason Sampson captured top honors in the Coxed Pilot Gig Event.The team of Marlena Delisle, Ashley Eriksen, Peter McDurfee, Hillary Sedelnick, Mavis Stansbury and Josh West took home third place honors in the Novice Coxed Fours Race. The top three teams in this event were only six seconds apart.