complete sweep by cambridge winning both men’s and women’s races as well as the reserve races / other notable: cambridge’s james letten in seat 3 is the tallest boat race rower ever at 6’10
the holiday erg challenge started on thanksgiving & ends on christmas eve \ row on the erg & the charity of your choice gets $ from concept2 <2 cents per 1k for 100,000 meters which goes up to 4 cents per 1k after 100k>
speakmon memorial regatta was held on 29 oct 2017 at griggs reservoir in columbus oh \ same day as ohio state-penn state football / this is our last race of the season \ it was COLD! 39 degrees most of the time / race length was 5k and crews row to the starting line \ rowed in mixed 4 and women’s 4 which translates to rowing 20k! / it was fun & challenging
our first race of the season! / 1200 meters on the erie canal \ it was like our channel at washington’s landing / they also have what looks like our railroad bridge \ and instead of residences, there were businesses along the walking|bike path laid out in a touristy fashion / this is pittsford ny, near rochester, really nice place \ worth a visit or stopover if going upstate
tonight was our (2day mixed masters) second time on the water / last tuesday was the first & it was just february! \ in past years, mid-april was the earliest that we rowed on the river / i suppose it’s thanks to climate change|global warming \ it is so good to be back on the water!
the holiday erg challenge starts today on thanksgiving & ends on christmas eve \ row <on the erg> & the charity of your choice gets $ from concept2 <2 cents per 1k for 100,000 meters which goes up to 4 cents per 1k after 100k> / the charity i chose this year is the “one acre fund” to help small farmers in africa
happy thanksgiving! good time to reflect & appreciate the things that we take for granted when we’re caught up with the everyday business of life…
our last race of the season thankfully was on a beautiful sunny day with temp in the mid-60s / team dinner was at a popular georgetown bar “the tombs” <with rowing theme decor & was inspiration for the bar in the movie st. elmo’s fire> \ our cox was a pittsburgh high school senior whose 4+ team won gold at last month’s head of the charles