Friday, March 16, 2007

Racing This Weekend - March 17-18

UCF heads back to Winter Park one last time for the Rollins Tri-Meet on Saturday. The Golden Knights will race a four and an eight and take on Rollins, Jacksonville, Georgia, and Nova Southeastern. This could be some good racing, particularly in fours, as Georgia has a victory at SERCS and Nova was last year's Dad Vail winner (but are they racing lights this year?).

The Jesuit Invitational is Saturday cancelled. but I've been unable to learn if there will be any lightweight events. Last year Georgetown raced St. Joe's, but the Hawks tell me they aren't racing lights this year.

Lehigh is scheduled to race LaSalle in Philadelphia. LaSalle will, on occasion, put out a lightweight boat so this dual may include a lightweight event. Lehigh is scheduled to Race Villanova on Sunday, although Villanova has the race listed as Saturday.

The Augusta Invitational is scheduled for Saturday as well, and Auburn is looking for competition as the lone entrant in the light four. This regatta had a three boat light fours race last year.

On Sunday, the Spring Regatta at Long Beach has a decent field of four light eights - LMU, CU, UCSD, and Cal State Univ Long Beach (I'm not quite sure who "CU" is). UCSD lights took the heavy four at Sacramento State, now they'll get their chance in the eight. This should be a good race as LMU makes its debut in the big boat.

Finally, on Sunday Chapman races UC Irvine. Both teams put out light boats previously this season, with Chapman entered in the Crew Classic.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

LaSalle is not racing this weekend and will probably never race lights at all this season.

"There is no shift in erg score possibility between a 130lb girl and 160lb girl."

^ The story of my one year career at LaSalle so far.