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The 24th annual Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition will take place on Sunday, 9 October, 2016, at Pier 84, West 44 Street and 12 Avenue in Manhattan.

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See our mighty tug friends compete on the Great North River, some of you might call it the Hudson River, in a massive show of strength and agility!

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Our spectator boat departs Pier 83 (W. 43/12 Ave) at 9:30 am sharp, so we can get in the best spot for the parade of tugs.

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Come race time, the spectator boat races alongside the tugs, you’ll be close enough to get splashed by the spray kicked up by the racing tugs!

For this excellent vantage point, get tickets for the spectator boat here.

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The Parade of Tugs starts things off at 10 a.m., you’ll get to see all the tugs and other participating vessels shake their shimmy on the Hudson before the big line up for the race.

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After the speed event, the mighty feats of strength competition begins where the tugs face-off nose-to-nose in a pushing contest.

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Watch the tugboaters, their families and crew get into the spirit with a dash of friendly rivalry and tons of fun.

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Come ashore for the pro line-toss competitions and cheer on your favorite tug-teams! We’ll also have amateur line-toss contests on the pier for both adult and kid divisions. See if you have a future career as a deckhand!

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And of course, don’t miss our popular spinach-eating contest! You’ll have a bunch of top competitors to beat – last years winner of the adult division downed the spinach in just 8 seconds. Better get practicing… !

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There’ll also be mascots, and tattoos and sailors, oh my! And lots and lots of fun for kids young and old!

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See you at the tugboat race – Sunday October 9th at Pier 84

 

posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

 

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: 

Labor Day Sunday’s Tugboat Race Postponed Due to Weather to Oct. 9, 2016. Click for more info.

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Just 7 more days until the 24th annual Great North River Tugboat Race and Competition!

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September 4th, 2016, the festivities start at 10 am at Pier 84 on the Hudson River near 44th Street.

Tugboats will parade along the Great North River before the big race, showing off their colors.

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You can watch the big show for free right on the pier, or for a close-up and exhilarating experience, join us on the WHC Spectator Boat and race alongside the tugs! Click for tickets here.

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The spectator boat departs from the Circle Line Pier 83 (W.43 rd St./12 Ave.) at 9:30 am sharp. We’ll be in the best spot for the start of the Parade of Tugs.

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You can also participate in our landside line-toss competition, or get in on our wildly popular Spinach-eating contest (we have both adult and kid divisions).

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You could win yourself a trophy or two!

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There’ll be food, music and tattooed sailors and more! There’s fun for the whole family and lots of tugboats!

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See you at the Tugboat Race next Sunday!

posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

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