Shaw is 2nd, 3rd at Loch Haven

Special to Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan Dorchester resident John Shaw was congratulated by his team after a good showing at the Loch Haven Labor Day Regatta in Pennsylvania.

Special to Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan
Dorchester resident John Shaw was congratulated by his team after a good showing at the Loch Haven Labor Day Regatta in Pennsylvania.


LOCH HAVEN, Pa. — It was a break from the bigger powerboats he usually races, but it worked out fine for John Shaw at the Loch Haven Labor Day Regatta. The event was authorized by the American Power Boat Association.

“Ended up third in AXH and second in A Hydro,” Mr. Shaw said on social media. “Not bad for not being in an outboard in over a year.”

Mr. Shaw is a resident of Dorchester County, where he works as a teacher at Cambridge-South Dorchester High School. When he is not teaching or racing, he also coaches pole vault with the track and field team – he was a successful vaulter in college – and helps on the cross country team in the fall.

It takes a dedicated team to support a driver, and it can even be a family affair.

“It was so nice being able to hang out with Dad in the pits all weekend,” Mr. Shaw said. “Thanks to Keith and Kevin, Shane, Paul for letting me borrow his gear, my driving Coach Nicholas, and Charlie for the opportunity. Can’t wait to do this more often.”

But first, there’s more traveling to do. Mr. Shaw will head out to Spanaway, Wash., for the Western Divisionals on Saturday.

Dave Ryan is editor of the Dorchester Banner. He can be reached at dryan@newszap.com.

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