2023: A look ahead

NEW in 2023. Introducing the Islander Regatta. Mathews Outdoor Club (MOC) will launch a new event in 2023 – a non-competitive 9-mile paddle adventure around Gwynn’s Island in June. This accomplishment is not entirely new: a group of local friends have completed the circumnavigation each summer – the new part is that it has beenContinue reading “2023: A look ahead”

2022 Sep: Open Water Swim at Williams Wharf ends

Mathews Outdoor Club’s Summer 2022 swim program logged 99 hours between June and September and remains one of our club’s most popular offerings. “Thank you guys. I went from barely swimming in a pool to completing triathlons. Swimming in Mathews and getting to know everyone was one of the best parts of my summer.” JonathanContinue reading “2022 Sep: Open Water Swim at Williams Wharf ends”

The Big Yellow Trailer

For an organization that is 100% outdoor – with no physical location – it was a difficult to find storage for our growing inventory of event equipment. Our home spaces were overflowing with timing equipment, route signage and bike racks for triathlons (and more) and moving them from event to event was becoming a challengeContinue reading “The Big Yellow Trailer”

Relay Option for Mathews Marathon in 2022

BYOF: Bring Your Own Friends – We’ll Provide the FunOctober 15, 2022 One of the most requested enhancements to last year’s Mathews Marathon was to add a relay option. New in 2022: introducing the Mathews Marathon Relay – ideal for a 5-person team (options for 2, 3 & 4 person teams too). Which relay legContinue reading “Relay Option for Mathews Marathon in 2022”

Outdoor Fitness – making an impact

Celebrating 360 Hours in 2022 – & counting! The Mathews Outdoor Club (MOC) launched in 2021 when it acquired a local running group and branched out to provide outdoor fitness beyond running. From no-cost duathlons to paddling regattas to competitive races to group ex to adult swim: by the end of June 2022 the MOCContinue reading “Outdoor Fitness – making an impact”

USCG Auxiliary Supports MOC Event

Members of US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 66 participated in the inaugural Islander Regatta sponsored by the Mathews Outdoor Club on Saturday, June 25. Coxswain Ray Procopio with crew members Matt Smith and Mike Moore provided regatta safety zone support around the paddlers with their facility, Auxiliary 25258, alerting other boaters at times, to lowerContinue reading “USCG Auxiliary Supports MOC Event”

Inaugural Kickball Tournament on May 21

The Coastal Virginia (COVA) Kickball event was an overall success with six teams participating. Six teams from the local area competed in this first-year event: Coastal Virginia (COVA) Kickball Tournament, with the team sponsored by Parlett’s Painting taking home the winner trophy. 99 Problems & A Pitch Ain’t One Ball Busters Living Waters Church #1Continue reading “Inaugural Kickball Tournament on May 21”

New Boating Course fills up in record time

USCG Auxiliary considers additional sessions for Sailing Skills & Seamanship (SSS) The Colonial Seaport Foundation, the Mathews Outdoor Club and the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Mathews Flotilla 66, are teaming up to offer an introductory “Sailing Skills and Seamanship” class, Saturday, June 18th from 9 am to 5pm.***FREE*** The June 18th offering of Sailing SkillsContinue reading “New Boating Course fills up in record time”

MMTS 2022 – Join Us for our 8th Season

The Mathews Micro Triathlon events, which are now approaching their 8th season at Williams Wharf in Mathews County, kicked off in 2015 with a small & determined group of participants. They’ve been increasing in popularity each year and in 2019 evolved into the current offering – a 4-event summer series. 2022 Dates: Jun 4, JulContinue reading “MMTS 2022 – Join Us for our 8th Season”