On Friday there is a clubs fair for grade 8 day. The organizers asked Becca about running a rowing booth, but she’s not able to as she’s helping out in other areas of the fair. Are any of you interested in running the booth? If so, please contact Becca for details! This is a great way too draw the interest of some novices in advance of next season.
Below are the boatings for Wednesday. The Bennett lightweight four will row on Thursday morning for sure–and hopefully once more this week.
Note: I’ll be staying on land Wednesday morning to take care of some lingering jobs, notably MacGyvering a cox box solution for the Griffith, finishing the job on the Fazari fin, checking the rigging on the Patterson, and if I have any time left-measuring oars. PLEASE GET THE PATTERSON DOWN ON STRETCHERS BEFORE THE ROW AND PUT IT AT THE WEST END OF THE PARKING LOT FACING NORTH/SOUTH SO IT’S OUT OF THE WAY. We will need to put it back at the end of the morning as well. I will leave the men’s 8+ to do this for me with Maura in charge!
For the rest of the week, we will continue putting out as many Bennett crews as we can. Saturday morning, because of the spectacular forecast, we will have a full practice as usual, starting at 7am. Following the row, we will de-rig and load the boats for the regatta. We hope to be finished this by noon.
Sunday is our first regatta of the season!!!!!! (FINALLY!!!) I will publish the draw here, but we will all need to be there a couple of hours before the first race so we can get the boats rigged and ready. Sunday is supposed to be sunny, warm and calm! Bring sunscreen and lots of water to stay hydrated. It will be a LONG day—we’re planning on unloading and rigging boats back at the club following the regatta on Sunday night. There will be no rowing practice on Monday morning.
WOMEN VARSITY 8+ (GRIFFITH)**with Griffiths oars. Maddy B to guest cox (MADISON & GRACE)
WOMEN VARSITY 2X (Maura) (Cherwinski) (PETE & ROCHAN)
WOMEN VARSITY 2X (Gillian) (Propeller) (PETE & ROCHAN)
MEN VARSITY 4x (Wolter) (MIKE & VICTORIA)
MEN JV 4+ (Miller) (MADISON & GRACE)
4X (ASTRA) (MIKE & VICTORIA)
2-Liv (to coach Baoze on how to bow)
Further to the previous post, the following spring fees are paid up. If your name is not on the list, the $125 is still owing.
For Buffalo crews below, please refer to seating on the crew list
WOMEN JV4+ !(Fiora coxing): MILLER (TOM & MADISON)
WOMEN JV4+ #2: TICE (PETE)
MEN JV 8+: GRIFFITHS (MIKE & VICTORIA)
WOMEN VARSITY 4X: WOLTER (PETE)
PATTERSON (TOM & MADISON)
Please check tonight to see that A) you have them; and B) they aren’t expired.
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Sequoia and Lachlan’s Mom has put together an amazing document that has pretty much everything you’ll want to know about the upcoming regatta.
The only thing that isn’t here, is the racing format for this particular regatta. There are two elements: a time trial in the morning, and side-by-side racing in the finals in the afternoon. Everybody races the morning time trial. Boats are sent off down the course from the start line up river in the order of their bow number, at approximately 30 second intervals. A boat’s time starts when it crosses the start line. What to watch for: let’s say one of our boats is bow #75 and is starting 10th out of 20 boats in their event. If bow number 75 is, say, the 5th boat passing the viewing area and is ahead of, say, 74, 73 and 72, that is very good for us! Conversely, if we see bow numbers 76, 77, etc before we see ours, that isn’t so good–it likely meant they got passed. The idea of this type of race is to pass as many boats as possible, while holding off, or putting more distance between, those boats behind us, while always knowing in the back of their mind, they don’t know how the boats further up front, or further behind, are doing. If one boat starts six minutes ahead, they will be finished, or almost finished, by the time our crew even starts. So they have to race as hard as possible the whole race, no matter how many boats they pass!
The afternoon finals races are the type we’ll be racing the rest of the season: they start side-by-side and first past the finish line wins.
We’re going to try to give each Bennett crew at least one row this week. Supposed to be a really nice morning on Monday, but not so great the rest of the week, so priority will go to our small boats tomorrow.
The regatta information documentbwill be posted in the next couple of days. It is LOADED with information!
EVENT 1: WOMEN VARSITY 8+
EVENT 5: WOMEN LIGHTWEIGHT 4+
EVENT 6: MEN NOVICE 4+
EVENT 8: MEN VARSITY 4X
EVENT 10: MEN JV4+
EVENT 11: WOMEN VARSITY 2X
***BECCA TO RACE WITH DELANEY***
EVENT 15: WOMEN JV 4+
EVENT 17: WOMEN VARSITY 4X
EVENT 18: MEN JV 8+
EVENT 21: WOMEN VARSITY 4+
WOMEN VARSITY 4+–MILLER (TOM)
WOMEN VARSITY 2X-PROPELLER CLUB (PETE)
WOMEN VARSITY 2X-CHERWINSKI (PETE)
MEN NOVICE 4+-FAZARI OR OTHER (VIC)
MEN VARSITY 4X-WOLTER (MIKE)
8+: PATTERSON (TOM)
Coach Boat: Seta