Please join the Anacostia Community Boathouse Association as we dedicate our new flagpole on Saturday, September 28th at 2:00 p.m. at the boathouse (1900 M Street SE).
The flagpole will be dedicated to the memory of Robert “Bob” Day Jr., a champion for Watersport access, recreation and competition on the Anacostia River—and visionary of the Anacostia Community Boathouse.
Over many decades, Bob developed and supported learn-to-row, learn-to-paddle and other educational programs for the at-large community. On the afternoon of September 28th, the boathouse will also be hosting a novice rowing scrimmage with brand new rowers from Capital Rowing, D.C. Strokes Rowing Club and Washington Rowing School. The facility will be bustling with activity as we dedicate the flagpole, just as Bob envisioned.
Diana Day and other members of Bob’s family will be in attendance.
Learn more about Bob Day and his contribution to the Anacostia Community Boathouse Association and to Capital Rowing Club.
Last week, Capital athletes traveled to Grand Rapids, Michigan, for US Rowing Masters Nationals at Riverside Park. Rowers represented Capital well, capturing 11 medals. A full list of results is available at HereNOW
- Womens Open C 8+. Bronze: C. Elias
- Womens Ltwt B 1x. Gold: S. Acerra
- Mens Open F 8+. Bronze: R. Stedman
- Womens Open B 8+. Silver: J. Battistini (Capital Composite)
- Mixed C 4+. Silver: M. Neumann
- Mens Club E 8+. Bronze: R. Stedman
- Womens Club B 8+. Gold: J. Battistini
- Womens Ltwt D 1x. Silver: R. Hollins
- Womens Club D 4+. Gold: R. Hollins
- Womens Ltwt D 2x. Gold: R. Hollins/S. Acerra
- Womens Open B 4+. Silver: J. Reilly (Capital Composite)
Congratulations to all of our athletes!
Congratulations to all of our CARP athletes who attended the BAYADA Regatta in Philadelphia on August 17. Capital athletes raced in eight events, winning six gold and two silver medals!
Celebrate CARP’s 10th anniversary by volunteering, donating, or purchasing a t-shirt!
This upcoming weekend marks the 38th anniversary of one of our favorite events, the Bayada Regatta. Each year, CARP seizes the opportunity to attend this all-adaptive regatta hosted on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, PA. This race is the nation’s oldest and largest all-adaptive rowing, also known as para-rowing, competition. CARP coordinates the participation of as many athletes as are available and interested in racing, ranging from Novice Inclusion events (first-time competitors with a volunteer bow partner), to the newest Elite 1x race using racing shells with or without pontoons. This year, we have 6 athletes and 9 staff/coaches/volunteers participating.
Bayada is a weekend-long experience for our attendees- beginning with travel and carpool Friday afternoon, the evening Jolly-Up event mingling with teammates (our own and others), and coaches meetings. Saturday morning races start at 0800 (with our coaches and volunteers starting rigging and organizing around 0630) and go until 1500. Saturday evening is a supported banquet, where each team is recognized and there is a special presentation of the Leo Reilly Award. The banquet is a night of food, fun, music, and dancing; CARP has historically been the first one on and the last one off the dance floor!
This event remains one of my favorite of the entire year due to the comradery displayed; all teams and all athletes really look out for and support each other, from sharing equipment to enable everyone the opportunity to get on the water, to cheering for all opponents. One of the most unique parts of the regatta is the Tupperware bins in which athletes place their prosthetics, canes, and other assistive devices to be transported from the launching to landing docks; often you will see volunteers running with an arm, leg, or wheelchair from dock to dock, and the best part is- this is expected!
I encourage everyone who knows someone in the Philly area to share that the Bayada regatta is this Saturday, August 17th (and of course with my bias, to come cheer on CARP)! I also encourage you to mark your calendars and consider helping out at Bayada next year! Go CARP, Go Capital!
Purchase a CARPe Diem shirt!
Donate to CARP!
The 2019 Juniors Ergathon will take place on Saturday, February 23, at BASIS DC Charter School, 410 8th Street NW.
Registration starts at 9:30 am, followed by relays from 10 to noon.
The annual Ergathon, where the team collectively will row 250,000 meters, helps raise money to ensure that more DC-area students have the chance to experience rowing and to make their own memories on the water.
Help support the Capital Juniors by donating, joining a relay team, or volunteering at the event!