Cape & Islands Rowing Association Members Competed in Head of the Charles Regatta

Youth and adults all competed
Rowing Hard: The dog coxswain is named Skyler. Rowers are John Messenger, Alan McLennen, Lois and Patrick Otton

The following members of Cape & Islands Rowing Association (CIRA) made the grade to compete in the 55th Head of the Charles River Regatta on October 19 & 20, 2019.

Cape Cod Youth Rowing:  The youth program has recreational and competitive rowers from numerous middle schools and high schools on Cape Cod. 

Coxed Women’s Youth 4+

  • Cecilia Orlandella (coxswain)
  • Montana Bailey 
  • Maggie Farber 
  • Shayna McCarthy 
  • Sarah Dumaresq 

Women’s Youth 2x

  • Marie-Claire Smith
  • Lucy Owen 

Coxed Mens Youth 4x

  • Isabelle Bresette (coxswain)
  • Jack Duguay
  • Nate Rowe
  • John Bresette
  • Stephen Dumaresq 

Men’s Youth 2x

  • Gavin LeMieux
  • Burke Valli

Their coaches:

  • Program Director: Brett Fournier 
  • Boys Varsity Head Coach: Isabella Hayward- Mullett
  • Girls Varsity Head Coach: Allison Bresette 
  • Assistant coaches: Steve Swain, Dani Napoli 


Cape Cod Masters Rowing Club joined with other CIRA members for the HOCR.

Women’s Masters Eights (Age 50+)

  • Coxswain Sabrina Lavieri
  • Mara Fournier
  •  Jane Ward
  • Andrea Yelle
  • Monica Collier
  • Karen Sweeney
  • Lisa Allen
  • Rachel Avenia-Prol
  • Carol Lyall.


Men’s Veterans Masters Singles (Age 80+)

  • Alan McClennen


Men’s Master Doubles (Age 50+)

  • Patrick Otton
  • John Messenger


Parent/Child Doubles

  • Brett Fournier (Father)
  • Laurel Fournier (Daughter) welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on