Captain's Log Riverdate: 5/8/2016

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By Youth Captains: Maggie White, Christopher West, Matthew Jordan, Sofia Triana

The midweek pizza party to celebrate a very successful month of fundraising helped keep team spirit high through the dreary and cold weather we had for most of the week. Rowers ate pizza and conversed with their fellow teammates. Squads are getting even more practice time now as a result of increased efficiency using the new dock. On the water though, bad weather took a toll on us all. However, bad weather is often good weather for rowers, as practicing in bad conditions can be quite valuable. This proved true when we got to Providence where rowers raced, quite successfully, in both rainy and windy weather.

This past weekend our team competed at the Mayor’s Cup Regatta in Providence, Rhode Island. Despite windy and cold conditions the team enjoyed a very successful day of racing.

Our two novice boys 8+s competed in the same event, earning third and sixth place. Our first novice girls’ 8+  finished in first place in their event by open water, and our second novice girls 8+ finished in second place in their race. For all of our novices, the regatta was a great learning experience and further practice for the bigger regattas in the coming weeks.

The varsity girls had a successful day of racing. The first varsity 8+ finished in third place in their event and the second 8+ finished in second place in their event. The varsity girls raced in three additional events, placing third in the first varsity 4+, fifth in the second 4+, and second in the third 4+ races.

The varsity boys had a hugely successful day of racing, winning both the 8+ and 4+ events. Overall, the team enjoyed a really great day of racing and hopes to build on this success in the coming weeks.

Photo: Stephen Bowman