Friday, February 25, 2011

Long Beach Novice Regatta (and Varsity Sculling)

The season opened with a quick trip up PCH to Long Beach at the LB Novice and Varsity Sculling Regatta.

With no prior sculling experience in the bank we set out to "do the best we can".  The driving force behind the weekend was not to worry so much about results, but to focus on getting a chance to line up and race.  We left the Varsity 8+ at home to practice with Whitney and I set out with the lucky volunteers to see what we could manage.  Overall I suppose the most rewarding part of the day was that nobody flipped a boat or damaged any equipment.  Bravo.

Results on :

We will be traveling up to Oakland a week from today (March 4th-5th) to race Long Beach, Marina, Marin, Los Gatos and Oakland.  From there on out we will be able to see where we stand against the entire field.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Checking In

The entire Novice team as well as a few Varsity rowers will be heading up to Long Beach for the President's Day Regatta on February 19th.  This race is specifically geared towards Novice racing and some Varsity sculling events.  With having such a small and inexperienced team this year we are focusing our energy on trying to move the sweep boats and I would suspect similar results to our efforts in December at Long Beach. While an opportunity to line up next to somebody and race is a valuable experience, we are entirely focused on our March 5th race in Oakland, CA.  There we will be matched up against the fastest programs in the Southwest Region (Long Beach, Marina, Los Gatos, Marin, Oakland) and finally get to showcase all of the work we have been putting in over Winter thus far.  Below you will find our race schedule for the entire year and both itineraries for February 19th in Long Beach/March 5th in Oakland.

2011 Spring Racing Schedule

Long Beach President's Day Regatta Itinerary - February 19th

Oakland North vs South Dual - March 5th