Thursday, October 12, 2006

Racing This Weekend

There is some scattered racing coming up this weekend before the Head of the Charles. We'll start in Philadelphia at the Navy Day Regatta. Georgetown makes the trip north and will race two boats in the lightweight four, facing Lehigh and Lafayette. Georgetown also has the lone lightweight eight entry. Bucknell is racing a four in the heavyweight college four race. If this is the same crew that raced the Genesee, about half will be lightweights.

At the Occoquan Chase, Maryland and Virginia Commonwealth will face off in lightweight fours.

MIT heads to the New Hampshire Championships Regatta. There are no lightweight events, but it looks like they've got some lightweights in the heavy fours and heavy eights events.

We next head to the Chattanooga Head Race. Georgia Tech has two rowers entered in the lightweight single race. Apparently Bucknell isn't the only program that sculls in the fall. The women's collegiate lightweight four has five entries - Georgia State, Alabama, UT at Chattanooga, and two Georgia boats. Nice to see Alabama hanging in there with lightweight boats even as they go through their first season as a varsity program. I'm hoping they prove the Football Theorem wrong. There is also an open lightweight four with the Atlanta Rowing Club as the lone entry. If I'm not mistaken this is a group of Georgia Tech alumni who have been together for quite a while (if not always on the water!).

Finally, Wisconsin takes to the waters of Lake Mendota for Class Day Races.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

MIT openweight women are not going to New Hampshire. All of the women racing there are lightweight.