It's been a while since I've posted an update so this is my attempt at catching up.
Team photos were taken two weeks ago and are now available on our smugmug webpage at: http://newportaquaticcenter.smugmug.com/
Boy's Team Banquet:
We will be hosting our annual team banquet at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club on the Newport Peninsula. This event will take place on May 20th at 7:00pm.
Long Beach Recap:
Two weeks after Crew Classic we attended the Long Beach Invitational to get one final race in before Southwest Regionals. In attendance were some of the top programs in our Region as well as a few programs from out of our region. The days began with heats and finished with finals on Saturday we and captured our first win in the Varsity 8+ over Long Beach, Oakland, Los Gatos and Marina (respectively). We were able to repeat the performance on Sunday in the Varsity 4+. The JV 4+ also placed and narrowly lost a close race in their final to grab a few silver medals.
On to current news:
We will be leaving for Sacramento on May 5th (tomorrow) at 3:30pm. Today will be our last practice on the water in Newport. This will be the final practice on our home water for some of our athletes! We feel like we have put ourselves in the best possible place to achieve our goals this weekend and the only thing left to do is race.
Expect a lot of updates from the race course on Saturday and Sunday!