Jun 15, 2015

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U.S. Rowing Junior Nationals – 2015

U.S. Rowing Junior Nationals – 2015

Most rowing venues on the annual crew calendar are rivers, lakes, estuaries or bays that have been either permanently or temporarily set up as a racing course. Nathan Benderson Park near Sarasota, Florida, is a noteworthy exception, having been designed and constructed solely as a world-class rowing venue. Nine lanes wide and evenly dredged, the racing course is flanked by a...

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Jun 1, 2015

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Vashon Junior Alumni Perform Well on National Coll...

Vashon Junior Alumni Perform Well on National Collegiate Stage

The transition from Junior to Collegiate rowing is best understood in the tightness of the races.  In an early race at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) Championships on Mercer Lake near Princeton, New Jersey the announcer said “Stanford has a five seat lead at the 1000 meter mark.  It looks like everyone else is rowing for second.”  Five seats is about half a boat...

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May 18, 2015

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2015 Youth Regional Championships

2015 Youth Regional Championships

Two and a half seconds.  In this weekend’s NASCAR race that distance equated...

May 4, 2015

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Windermere Cup 2015

Windermere Cup 2015

Prior to all of this pageantry of the annual Opening Day boat parade through...

Apr 27, 2015

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Brentwood Regatta at Mill Bay

Brentwood Regatta at Mill Bay

Brentwood College School located on Mill Bay north of Victoria, British...