The 2018 spring season will start on Thursday, February 15th.
“Birney To Step Down As Rowing Coach Following 2017-2018 Season”
The team put up an impressive showing this past week at the 53rd Head of the Charles Regatta. We had our biggest group of entries ever with 5 crews– 3 earned guaranteed entries for next year by finishing in the top half of their events, and we brought home one medal for a fabulous fourth place finish in the Women’s Collegiate Four! Between the men and women that makes 7 medals in the last 7 years. Lots of alums were there to cheer us on and some even got on the water, including Cal Brooks ’15 and Harris Fisher ’16 as the bow pair in Riverside’s gold medal win in the Club Four. Thank you to everyone (families, alums, friends, adorable dogs) who were there to support us!
Looking forward, this weekend is Parent’s Weekend on campus. We are pleased to invite families out to the boathouse on Sunday morning at 10AM to get a tour of our beautiful spot on the New Meadows and… ROW! Parents will get a lesson about the boats and get to take some strokes– this is something you don’t want to miss!
Tomorrow morning, Saturday the 28th, the team is heading to Colby College for the annual CBB race with Colby and Bates. Racing begins at 9:30am. This is a quick regatta but it’s always fun to race with our fellow NESCAC teams.
Next week is the last week of the fall season. Thursday morning the team will hit the ergs for a baseline 2k test, Saturday is the infamous Coxswain’s Cup, followed by the end of season banquet on Sunday evening. It’s been a great (and thankfully warm and flat-watered) season!
This Sunday (10/1/17) all Bowdoin crews will be heading down to Lowell, MA to compete in the Textile River Regatta. The order of events and race times can be found at https://herenow.com/results/#/races/20437/heats. We have boats in the following events: Men and Women’s Single, Women’s Pair, Men and Women’s Varsity 4+, Men and Women’s Novice 4+, Men’s Lightweight 4+, and Mixed Masters 2x. The Singles start our race day off at 8:35am, followed by the Pair at 10:05am, the Men’s Varsity 4+ event at 10:44am followed by the Women at 10:50am. The Novice Men are off the line at 12:06pm followed by the Women at 12:10pm. The Men’s Lightweight 4+ starts 1:26 and Coach Doug Welling will finish out the day of racing in the Mixed Masters Double event at 1:33pm. Good luck to all crews! Go UBEARS!