Our results still show we are a work in progress. Highlights include the two sculling events where Charlie S and Charlie T finished 3rd in the M2X event, rowing the double down the course in 5:47.9, faster than all of our other crews except for the MV8 crew. Charlie T. also rowed the single to a 3rd in the M1X event, finishing one second ahead of a sculler from Great Bridge.
In the sweep events our MV8 had equipment issues and finished 4th in their heat (but still ahead of Granby's top eight.) Their time was respectable (and faster than the time posted by Hickory in the other heat) considering that the shell was propelled by only 7 rowers and the rudder was angled all of the way down the course. With a full contingent rowing and a straight rudder, this crew will be formidable. The immediate goal is to eat into the 50 seconds time difference posted by NA's top eight.
Our results in the sweep events in the fours were indicative of the time we've spent in the fours. The girls only got their completed shell as we were loading the trailer. The very first time they rowed as a crew was to the start line. The MV4 and M2V4 crews had only rowed as the stern four in their respective eights. We'll spend lots more time working in fours over the coming weeks.
Thanks to Margaret, Delaney, Andrew and TJ, with Nina coxing, four novices (Chase, Mark, Eileen and Julianna) competed in the Mixed 8 at the end of the day (in weather conditions that actually started to feel comfortable.) I hope to field a MNV next regatta.
Video was captured for the MV8 and Mdx8 events. I'll process the files and upload over the next few days.
Full results are below.