Thursday, October 4, 2018

Oyster Reef Regatta

Charlie T. represented the school on October 7th in the Oyster Reef regatta, a head race sponsored by the EVSRA. He completed the three mile course in 27:51, a time better than two men's junior fours, all of the mixed eights, all of the women's junior fours, two of the women's junior eights and three of the men's junior eights! Results are below.

I'll be uploading videos of his start sequence and the finishing sprint soon. His next challenge is the Head of the Lafayette on the 21st.

Charlie was recognized as the BSCHS athlete of the week in this tweet (even though Lyndsey can't tell the difference between sailing and rowing!)

Congrats Charlie!

Monday, August 13, 2018

Learn-to-Row sessions scheduled

The next Learn-to-Row session will be Saturday September 29th at the Robinson Rowing Center at Lakewood Park in Norfolk. This session will only run from 10:00 - 11:30 (not noon as the previous sessions.) Directions to the park are on the right-hand sidebar. The sessions are designed to introduce students to the sport of rowing. You do not have to attend all of the sessions, but the more often you get exposed to the sport the more quickly you'll pick it up. We will have a tour of the boathouse, rig a couple of shells, and have a short on-the-water session. Participants should wear shorts, a tee shirt, and bring an extra pair of socks.

If you plan on attending, please e-mail coach Bousquet at

I hope to see you there!

Monday, May 14, 2018

Dare to Be - the movie

Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School will show Dare to Be
on Thursday May 31st at 7:30 p.m.
Mark you calendars for this unique event.
The showing will be at the Barry Robinson Theater and
Fine Arts Center at the school.
4552 Princess Anne Rd, VA Beach.

Dare to Be is a documentary film not only on the sport of rowing, but also the human spirit. It follows a series of rowers ranging from novice girls to women training for the Olympics, as they overcome obstacles and seek greatness. We learn along their journey that greatness can come in many forms and should not always be measured by traditional concepts of success, but rather by individual triumphs. It essentially suggests that athletes can define what success looks like to them – not coming in last place, beating a rival, medaling for the first time, qualifying for nationals, or winning an Olympic gold medal.

The running time is 91 minutes. 
To help offset the cost of bringing this film, donations will be accepted at the door.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Independent Schools/Club Regatta

We participated in our final regatta of the season on a damp Sunday at the Botanical Garden. The morning started with torrential rain but by the time the racing started we had just a slight drizzle and light winds. Below is a short video of the MN8 start. The glassy conditions were the best we've had all season!

Below are the results. No wins, other than the WV4 crew's heat win, but a number of best times on this course. The Charlie squared double (soon to be re-named "Hypotenuse") bettered their time from last week's championship by over 13 seconds. Likewise, the WV4 crew rowed their fastest time of the season from the starting platform, bettering their best time in the EVSRA championships last week by over 10 seconds (and their 2017 gold medal winning time of 6:45.4 in last year's EVSRA Championship (albeit in the W2V4 event) by close to a full minute.)  

There were some interesting results from the guys' crews. Both the M2V4 crew in event 10 and the MN4 crew (who rowed exhibition) in event 17 bettered the times of the MV4 and MN4 crews in events 3 and 15 respectively.

The coxswain's race! Usually we tell rowers not to look at their blades, but maybe we should ask coxswains to watch theirs (three seat who shall remain nameless...)