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.