In addition to the local connections with our sibling organizations at the Anacostia Community Boathouse, Capital is also part of a larger rowing world. We see each other—and compete against each other—at regattas, and the opportunity to row composite lineups with other clubs helps to reinforce these relationships and allows us to serve as ambassadors for Capital, its members, and its mission.
Two small groups recently competed at regattas in both all-Capital and composite lineups.
On September 9, 12 members of the afternoon sweep program made their way to Chicago for the Chicago River Half-Marathon, hosted by Lincoln Park Boat Club. The course meandered from Lincoln Park’s new Eleanor Street boathouse in Bridgeport through industrial areas and the beautiful downtown, turning at the Chicago Harbor Locks.
Temporarily trading out the Washington swamp for fairer climes, Capital fielded a mixed 8+ and a composite Mixed 8+ with rowers from Ann Arbor Rowing Club and Chicago Rowing Foundation. Also participating in the Mixed 8+ category was a crew from Great Miami Rowing Center, while several lineups from New Trier High School and entries from co-hosts Lincoln Park and the University of Chicago rounded out the men’s and women’s categories. With perfect early fall weather, stunning sights, and fantastic hospitality, a great time was had by all. (The Mixed 8+ victory didn’t hurt either!)
On September 15, a few members of Capital’s competitive team traveled to Cleveland to row in the Head of the Cuyahoga, recently named one of the 10 largest regattas in the country. Rowing in one women’s 4+ steered by a local coxswain, and two more composite boats joined by various members of the Western Reserve Rowing Association, Capital finished within the top 5 of each event they participated in. The Capital Women’s Masters 4+ finished 4th out of 16, the Capital women/Western Reserve men Mixed Open 8+ composite boat was able to take gold in their event, and the Men’s Masters 4+ composite boat finished in 5th place.
The members of Capital Rowing Club who were able to make the trip to both Chicago and Cleveland this year welcome the interest and participation of fellow Capital members in 2019 and thank Lincoln Park and Western Reserve for hosting us at enjoyable and successful regattas!
The competitive program is holding open tryouts for the fall season for both men and women.
When and where:
Anacostia Community Boathouse
1900 M Street SE, Washington, DC 20003
What we look for:
- Experienced rowers, who have previously competed (masters, collegiate, national team, etc.)
- Coxswains with racing experience
- 2k erg
- Men = 7:15 or below (age-dependent)
- Women = 8:15 or below (age-dependent)
- These are a general guideline, and should not discourage you from trying out.
Final determinations will be made at tryouts.
With Masters Nationals in Oakland, California this year, Capital sent a lean crew across the country to compete. Check out the official results available on the US Rowing site, and here’s a quick overview of how Capital did this year:
- Event 10 Women’s Open C 8+ Final: 1st
- Event 20 Women’s Ltwt B 1x Final: 1st, S. Acerra
- Event 38 Men’s Open F-K 8+ Final: 4th
- Event 44 Women’s Open B 8+ Final: 4th
- Event 50 Mixed A 4+ Final: 4th
- Event 52 Men’s Club F 8+ Final: 2nd
- Event 57 Mixed E 4+ Final: 3rd
- Event 78 Women’s Club B 8+ Final: 3rd (Photofinish)
- Event 86 Women’s Ltwt D 1x Final: 2nd, R. Hollins
- Event 104 Mixed B 8+ Final: 3rd
- Event 139 Women’s Club C 8+ Final: 2nd (Photofinish)
- Event 191 Men’s Club F4+ Final: 2nd
- Event 198 Women’s Ltwt A 2x Final 1st, R. Hollins & S. Acerra
As frequently can be trouble during the hot and humid summers in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area, Diamond States brought with it some bad summer storms. But per usual, it also brought about some great racing!
- 01A. MEN’S E-J 1X – LTW – 8:30AM – FINAL: 1st, B. Reichart
- 05C. MEN’S F 1X – 9:33AM – FINAL: 4th M. Malinick
- 06B. WOMEN’S E-J 1X – 9:47AM – FINAL: 4th A. Diggs
- 07B. MIXED AA-C 2X – 10:08AM – FINAL: 2nd, R.Hollins
- 09C. MEN’S E 1X – 10:57AM – FINAL: 3rd, G. Dean
- 15B. MEN’S E-F 2X – 12:14PM – FINAL: 4th, M. Malinick
- 16. WOMEN’S AA-B 2X – 12:21PM – FINAL: 1st, S. Acerra
- 37A. MEN’S E-J 4+ – 8:49AM – FINAL: 1st & 3rd
- 37C. MEN’S E-J 4+ – 9:03AM – FINAL: 1st
- 40A. WOMEN’S B 4+ – 9:38AM – FINAL: 2nd & 3rd
- 40B. WOMEN’S B 4+ – 9:45AM – FINAL: 1st & 4th
- 41. MIXED D-J 8+ – 9:52AM – FINAL: 1st
- 43A. MIXED AA-J 4X – 10:06AM – FINAL: 4th
- 43B. MIXED AA-J 4X – 10:13AM – FINAL: 2nd
- 44A. MEN’S B 4+ – 10:20AM – FINAL: 3rd & 4th
- 44B. MEN’S B 4+ – 10:27AM – FINAL: 3rd
- 45A. WOMEN’S AA-A 4+ – 10:34AM – FINAL: 3rd
- 45B. WOMEN’S AA-A 4+ – 10:41AM – FINAL: 1st
- 46A. WOMEN’S C 8+ – 10:48AM – FINAL: 4th
- 46B. WOMEN’S C 8+ – 10:55AM – FINAL: 2nd
- 47B. WOMEN’S D-J 4X – 11:09AM – FINAL: 3rd
- 57A. MIXED AA-C 8+ – 12:54PM – FINAL: 2nd & 3rd
- 57B. MIXED AA-C 8+ – 1:01PM – FINAL: 1st & 4th
- 58A. MEN’S D 4+ – 1:08PM – FINAL: 1st
- MEN’S AA-C 4X – 1:22PM – FINAL: 4th
- 60A. WOMEN’S C 4+ – 1:29PM – FINAL: 2nd & 5th
- 60B. WOMEN’S C 4+ – 1:36PM – FINAL: 2nd
- 61B. MEN’S E-J 8+ – 1:50PM – FINAL: 2nd
- 62. MEN’S C 4+ – 1:57PM – FINAL: 4th
- 64A. WOMEN’S AA-B 8+ – 2:25PM – FINAL: 2nd & 4th
- 64B. WOMEN’S AA-B 8+ – 2:32PM – FINAL: 2nd