Annual 'Festival des Rameurs' dory race goes this weekend

Festival des Rameurs

They've been training for months and now rowers are itching to take to the water for the real deal.

Ten men's teams and nine women's teams will make the more than 35km trip this weekend from Bonaventure, Quebec to Petit-Rocher as part of the 52nd annual Festival des Rameurs.

The race begins early Saturday morning.

Organizers expect the first boats to arrive behind the Tournesol school in Petit-Rocher at around 10:30am.