days left until the Charles Party!

Monday, April 30, 2018


Casually chasing my wife around the Charles.

Giant puff of steam from the Broad Canal substation getting lit by the sunrise.

Sunday, April 29, 2018



Nice to see this group working together on the Charles this week.

Saturday, April 28, 2018


Harvard and Northeastern threw down a classic race today to close out the dual racing season.

Harvard just edged out NU

But the Huskies put up a hell of a fight.

MIT women getting ready for the post season under Holly's watchful eye.

Vortex opening up in the Charles.

Thursday, April 26, 2018





Some sculling activities from last weekend, with TK, Alexis, Tina, Ilana, Mike and Jay.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018


Dartmouth, URI, BC and Bates do battle in the 2V race on Saturday.

More from Tuesday morning.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018


Alexis and Tina owning the basin at 5:25AM.

I settled for this at 5:59.

Monday, April 23, 2018


New slab looks a little bit more level than the old one.

Sunday, April 22, 2018


Fun day out with the BU guys yesterday. Gorgeous day for both rowing and shooting in the basin.

Friday, April 20, 2018


Brookline going past Newell under somewhat ominous skies.

Bit breezy today

Thursday, April 19, 2018


Congratulations to Mary on a commanding performance in the lightweight women's single. Biggest margin of the day, won all her races. A truly dominant performance. Shoutout to Hillary(see yesterday's post) for 3rd, spurred on by her great races in the heat that turned into a semifinal.
Also kudos to RBC Rookie Jen Sager for 5th in the same race.

Whenever I think of John Graves, I remember this morning at Craftsbury. The man truly loves this sport, and I am very happy to see him do well. Obvious shout out to our boy Kevin(see Tuesday's post), who capped his great start with a 5th place finish in the A-Final.

Kara Kohler is a very worthy winner, beating both the 2016 and 2017 single scullers to get a direct path to being the 2018 single. But... I'll be honest, I wouldn't get too comfortable in that seat.

Finishing third at an NSR with the kind of schedule Gevvie has is pretty amazing. Just wait till she has actual time to train.

Finally Jasper Liu is too new to the single for me to have a photo of him sculling, so here's a photo of him holding down seven seat in the Penn Lightweight Alumni eight at last year's HOCR. A very impressive race for someone so young.

Special mention to RBC Alum Peter Schmidt who did beat long time nemesis Hugh McAdam, and finished 2nd.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018


Hillary is the Riverside NSR MVP for Wednesday, grabbing a spot in the final by 0.5 seconds.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018


Pretty good start at the NSRs for a guy that didn't even have a speed coach in the boat until last week. Keep it up, Kevin!

Monday, April 16, 2018


Taken in 2015, a photo of the 2018 Boston Marathon Champion, Des Linden! What a race, in truly awful conditions.

Saturday, April 14, 2018


Good racing between Harvard, MIT and Dartmouth lights on Saturday morning

Too bad the really sweet water got used up by the scullers. :) Where's Dave?

Friday, April 13, 2018


Catherine and Mikayla throwing down under Dave's watchful eye.

Damn coach hogging the spotlight again. Or maybe just deserves it. Your call.

Thursday, April 12, 2018


Just some friendly local competition, nothing to see here.

More from yesterday's trippy morning.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018


Radcliffe emerging from the mists this morning.

You know the Charles is mocking you when the cloud reflections are so perfect that they make the water look bumpy.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018


Well, the boat still needs to be repaired, but those responsible stepped up, and I hold no grudges. Looking forward to this, except back on the home docks at RBC. Thanks to everyone who helped and expressed concern.

Monday, April 09, 2018


Can always count on BU and NU for a good throwdown. NU pulled away late to win by 4 seconds, but this is always a great race to watch.

Sunday, April 08, 2018

Saturday, April 07, 2018


Flurries with a chance of HPG.

Friday, April 06, 2018


Peekaboo

Yes, friends. The Charles River was most definitely mocking you on this Friday afternoon.

Thursday, April 05, 2018


MIT, Columbia, Dartmouth and Holy Cross throwing down over the weekend.

After a day of rain, a pretty glorious sky.

Wednesday, April 04, 2018


Jay and his new boat joined us for pieces on Tuesday morning. Which made for four bow-rigged Empachers and one Fluidesign. AKA, the floating definition of first world problems.

Conditions were decent, too.

Tuesday, April 03, 2018


Solid looking quartet out of UBC.

HPG don't need no stinking sunlight, they've got the moon on their side.