This past Saturday members of all four squads traveled to Pembroke, NH to compete in the New Hampshire Championships Regatta in some very challenging conditions. The wind was out of the northwest making the races go by very quickly with a tailwind, but the trip up to the start a bit of a slog going into the headwind.
In the morning the squads fared well. The Boys Varsity 8s placed 3rd and 4th of 15 crews. The Boys Novice “A” boat had a great race winning the event by 41 seconds over the CRI “A” boat. The Novice Boys “B” also did well placing 10th of 15 crews. The last race of the morning had the Girls rowing in three 4s. All three crews did well placing 2nd, 5th, and 11th of 25.
The afternoon had the Girls Varsity 8s, Girls Novice 8s, and Boy’s Varsity 4s competing. The Girls Novices raced two crew that placed 5th and 10th of 18 crews racing. The Boys Varsity raced two 4s placing 3rd and 12th of 22 boats. The Girls also raced two 8s in the afternoon, finishing 4th and 11th of 31.
At the end of the day the Hampshire team points cup was down to Wayland-Weston and CRI with the winner to be announced later this week.
This coming weekend is America’s Fall Rowing Festival, the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston. Information for our team’s races on Sunday will be out either tomorrow or Wednesday.