East Bay Rowing recently embarked on another race season with regattas planned for several weekends. The racing will culminate with of the “Super Bowl” of racing – the Head of the …
East Bay Rowing recently embarked on another race season with regattas planned for several weekends. The racing will culminate with of the “Super Bowl” of racing – the Head of the Charles Regatta in Cambridge, Mass. on Oct. 20-22.
The excited kicked off earlier this month and will continue on Saturday, Sept. 23 with the Head of the Cove. The regatta, which takes place along the Barrington River, will feature singles, doubles, quads and eight-person. Fall races are generally head races where boats start one at a time and are timed on a 5k race course.
Kelsey Gosch, EBR Director of Rowing, said the intra-club races help prepare rowers for an active fall racing season. Officials said the best place to watch the local action is on the White Church Bridge or at the finish line by Walker Farm on the Wampanoag Trail.
“Our members are pretty competitive out on the water and home races help them fine tune racing strategies,” Gosch said. “It’s great to see how rowers from across the EBR teams push each other to be stronger.”
The Head of the Cove races will begin at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday.
“The fall rowing season goes quickly and we hope it inspires others to get involved,” said Gosch. “Anyone 13 years old and up can join EBR. In the late fall and winter season we use rowing machines, called ergs, along with some weight training. It’s a great way for new youth and adults to start learning the techniques and prepare for rowing on the water come spring.
“If you want to see what it’s all about, come watch on September 23. Who knows–you could be in a boat next year!”
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