Thursday, August 31, 2017
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Monday, August 28, 2017
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Pre race meeting at the high stakes. Sean instructed everyone to take safety seriously, and to "F-up some smart kids". More on that later.
New sponsor/job, same regatta.
Ah, yes, there was, actually a regatta. The CrYmson TYgers (a Harvard/Princeton/Yale composite won). Team Gevvie member (and U23 bronze medalist) Emily Kallfelz raced in the mixed 2X. So, uhm, Sean, about those smart kids? (He was actually a very good sport about it). Only downside of them actually being kids--i.e collegiate athletes, is that the 5K in prize money had to be donated to charity. Their loss, Boston Children's Hospitals gain. .
And they celebrated appropriately, though next time, I am telling the ladies to line up in the back.
Team Shy Dyno, mostly operating along the Boston/Philly axis was second. Featuring Lib, Pete, Slice, Whelpley, Mary Jones, Dave Ringham, Sean Clarke, and a few more familiar faces. Not bad for a bunch of has-beens :)
Volks Varsity with yet another TG member, Cicely Madden was third. Captain Ned Benning was pleased. 2004 Olympic Champion Jason Read made an appearance at stroke seat. Leech was impressed. Hannah made a rare appearance with one oar.
CRI took the master's trophy.
And had by far the most bad ass racer of the day.
With all due respect to JR, Emily, Mary and 2017 U23 2X Gold Medallist Sam Meijer(above).
There was a bit of controversy with breakage in the Shimano vs. Crymson Tigers semifinal, which was eventually settled with a re-row.
However, it turned out to be a moot point, due to a bit of an arithmetic error on the part of Team Shimano.
In the end, Grasso wants you to have a good time, and stay hydrated AF. Kudos to co-announcers Mike Farry and Eliza Hershey Van Lennep.
Posted by Igor at 8:50 AM
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Practice started before the sun was up for the US Lightweight Men's quad.
The sun showed up soon enough
Even got some daylight on Will, Jake, Brendan and Jack.
Thanks to Tom and Judith for the launch ride.
Angles look good.
Posted by Igor at 8:49 AM
Friday, August 25, 2017
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Sculler in one corner, new moon in another corner, sunset in the middle. What else do you need, really?
Charles River Boat Cruises leaving tracks through the middle arch at Weeks.
Posted by Igor at 9:41 AM