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— For the first time in many years, Dildo Days cel­e­bra­tions fea­tured the once-pop­u­lar dory races, with qual­i­fy­ing races in the male and fe­male di­vi­sions held on July 20, and the fi­nals held a week later. Three tra­di­tional dories were sourced for the event, and or­ga­niz­ers are hop­ing to bring the an­nual races back to promi­nence in fu­ture years as well. Among those ea­gerly tak­ing to the dory was 70 year-old Ger­ald Smith Sr., who served as coxswain in a crew that also in­cluded his son, Dar­rell ( in the bow seat) and his nephew, who is also named Ger­ald Smith (No. 2 oar). Ger­ald Smith Sr. took part in dory races in the 1980s, when they were last held in Dildo. This crew fin­ished third in the men’s fi­nal, with top hon­ours go­ing to the trio of Eric Pretty, Dwayne Reid and Shane Reid.

Photo by Terry Roberts/The Com­pass

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