The Gleason Family YMCA is now accepting registrations for all types of paddle and row boats for the 11th Annual Bird Island Challenge on Sunday, August 11, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Choice of three courses: 3-mile Long Beach, 6-mile Great Hill and 12-mile Bird Island. The race begins and ends at Zecco Marine in downtown Wareham. Breakfast, lunch and race packet provided. Participants must preregister and the registration fee is $35 before July 15 to be guaranteed a t-shirt or after July 15 for $45 and t-shirts by availability. Proceeds to benefit the YMCA scholarship program. For more information and to receive registration material, call 508-295-9622, ext. 15.