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NO. R-208.  House concurrent resolution welcoming the FISA’s 2007 international rowing tour on the Connecticut River.


Offered by:  Representatives Deen of Westminster, Obuchowski of Rockingham, Edwards of Brattleboro, Milkey of Brattleboro, Mrowicki of Putney, O'Donnell of Vernon, Partridge of Windham and Pillsbury of Brattleboro

Offered by:  Senators Shumlin and White

Whereas, the International Federation of Rowing Associations (FISA) “is the governing body of the sport of rowing” and was established to “develop, promote, present and govern” the sport, and

Whereas, the mission and vision of the FISA is “to make rowing a universally practiced and globally relevant sport” and “to strengthen the bonds that unite those who practice it,” and

Whereas, perhaps the most tangible example of strengthening the bonds of rowers around the world is the FISA’s World Rowing Tour which was first rowed in 1971, and

Whereas, the tour has traveled to rivers and lakes in many nations, including most recently to the United States in 1999 when it paddled the waters of Lake Champlain and Lake George, and

Whereas, the 2007 FISA World Rowing Tour will be rowed in three segments, the first on sections of the Connecticut River from Bellows Falls, Vermont to Essex, Connecticut, starting July 22 and concluding on July 25, and

Whereas, this watery sojourn along central New England’s most prominent river will include 75 rowers, representing Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Israel, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and, of course, the United States, who will travel southward in 17 sculling boats, and

Whereas, the Connecticut River Watershed Council and the Masters Rowing Association are sponsoring this spectacular summer spectacle that will be visible from the river’s Vermont shoreline, and

Whereas, the tour will celebrate the rejuvenation that has occurred on the Connecticut River in recent years and will include swimming breaks in the clean water of this historic New England recreational and commercial waterway, and

Whereas, Vermonters are encouraged to look for the FISA rowers this summer as they travel through the state, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly welcomes the FISA’s 2007 international rowing tour on the Connecticut River, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to the Connecticut River Watershed Council’s executive director, Chelsea Gwyther.


Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont