Sunday, January 23, 2011

NAC vs MAC Scrimmage 1-23-11

Today the Marina Aquatic Center drove an hour down the 405 Freeway to trade pieces with us on our home water.  The temperature was a balmy 75 degrees, the water was nearly perfect and the races were tough.  Both programs traded pieces down the 2k course with some wins and losses for all the boats involved.  Craig – Marina's Head Coach – and I agreed that this is a great start to what looks to be a very competitive year throughout the Southwest region.  Attached is a video from the last 2 minutes of the day where we mixed Newport and Marina rowers into the same boats (swapped bow pair and 5/6 seats).  Our next encounter will be in Long Beach in Marine Stadium on February 19th for the Long Beach Novice (and Varsity small boats) Regatta.

Monday, January 10, 2011

NAC Varsity Practice 1-6-11 and Update

We're back in the swing of things at practice and preparing for our first of many encounters with Marina Aquatic Center.  They will be traveling down to Newport on Sunday, January 23rd and we are looking forward to seeing some very competitive racing early on in our race schedule.  The distance and amount of the pieces has yet to be decided but I will update as soon as we figure it out.  Also a time and place to view the scrimmage from will be listed.  Posted is a short video from practice on the January 6th: