Head of the Anacostia

Come for the racing, stay for the pie!

2017 Head of the Anacostia is this weekend — September 23rd!

Get all the needed info on the regatta page here .

Sign up to volunteer:


  • These are volunteers positions on land, including set-ups, selling merchandising, directing parking traffic, etc.

  • These are volunteers positions on the water, including launch drivers, stake boat holders, dock master, launch and recover assistants, etc.

Capital Rowing Club @ USRowing Masters Nationals

Hello teammates and friends!

We’re all excited to be here in Oak Ridge, Tennessee for the chance to race (and hopefully beat) this country’s top masters teams. We’d like you to join us! Every day the final races for each event will be live-streamed on YouTube at links included below and we’d love for you to cheer us on from home!

Here are the website links for everything related to Masters Nationals (there is a different link for each day) –

Final races usually begin at around 1:00-1:30 PM EDT each day, but be sure to check the US Rowing link included at the bottom of this message for any updates related to potential weather or other regatta delays. Please note that many of the events below have multiple pre-ceding heat races in which the various CRC boats need to do well prior to racing in finals for each event. You can check the results page on USRowing or Regatta Central to make sure your favorite Capital boat made it through to finals!

Capital Rowing Club (CRC) is participating in the following events:

Event Type Estimated Time of Final Race
1 Mixed B 4+ 14:45
14 Women’s Ltwt C 4+ 15:41
27 Mixed D 8+ 16:41
28 Men’s Club A 4+ 16:45
29 Women’s Club A 4+ 16:49
34 Men’s Open F-J 8+ 17:09
43 Women’s Open B 8+ 17:37
45 Women’s Open D 2x 17:45
51 Men’s Club E-J 8+ 18:09
53 Mixed E 4+ 13:30
57 Women’s Open F 1x 13:46
63 Women’s Ltwt A 4+ 14:10
76 Women’s Club B 8+ 15:06
79 Men’s Club E 4+ 15:18
84 Women’s Ltwt D 1x 15:46
96 Women’s Open C 4+ 16:42
102 Mixed B 8+ 17:06
105 Mixed D 4x 13:49
108 Women’s Open A 4+ 14:05
118 Mixed A 8+ 14:45
121 Men’s Open D 4+ 14:57
129 Women’s Ltwt B 4+ 15:33
130 Women’s Ltwt D 2x 15:37
134 Women’s Club C 8+ 15:53
135 Men’s Open E 8+ 15:57
143 Women’s Open B 4+ 16:33
149 Women’s Club A 8+ 17:01
151 Mixed E 2x 17:09
155 Mixed C 8+ 13:08
162 Women’s Club B 4+ 13:40
172 Women’s Ltwt C 1x 14:28
174 Women’s Open A 8+ 14:32
183 Men’s Club F 4+ 15:16
188 Men’s Club D 4+ 15:36
189 Women’s Club A 4x 15:40
190 Women’s Ltwt A 2x 15:44
194 Men’s Open E 4+ 16:00

The heat sheets for each day, as well as loads of additional information about Masters Nationals in general, are located here:  http://www.usrowing.org/event/2017-masters-national-championships/

Thanks for all of your support over the season. Go Capital!!

RaceRoundUp: Bayada Regatta

Para-rowers from the US and Canada raced 1000 meters down the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, PA.

Capital Adaptive (CARP) had 9 rowers compete in 12 events and won 15 medals: 8 gold, 4 silver, 3 bronze. We medaled in every event we raced in. Every rower medaled at least once.

Official event names are below. Note: There is a new classification system in para-rowing: PR 1 (formerly known as AS: arms/shoulders), PR 2 (formerly known as TA: trunk/arms), and PR 3 (formerly know as LTA: legs/trunk/arms).

In event #1, Dammie raced in a single. He wore a headset and Leon from Capital Jr.s was in his own single, ahead of him, with a headset with a microphone, giving Dammie steering instructions. This has been a goal of Dammie’s for years and thanks to Leon and support of the club in allowing coaching hours, loaning us Leon, as well as the Skyes boat with which he raced, we were finally able to make it happen!

  • 1 PR3 1x Mens Cat B – Dammie (guided by volunteer Leon from Capital jrs) 1st
  • 1 PR3 1x Mens Cat B – Dan 2nd
  • 5 PR3 1x Womens Cat A-F – Margaret 1st
  • 6 PR3 1x Womens Cat G+ – Sarah 3rd
  • 10 PR1 1x Mens Cat C-D – Shannon 1st
  • 10 PR1 1x Mens Cat C-D – Joe (beat his time from last year by 30 seconds!) 3rd
  • 15 PR2 1x Mens – Kenny 1st
  • 17 PR3 2x Mens – Dammie and Dan 2nd
  • 19 Composite PR3 2x Mens Cat G+ – Chuck rowing with volunteer: Thyra 2nd
  • 21 PR3 2x Mixed – Margaret and Dan 3rd
  • 22 Composite PR2 2x Mens – Sherman rowing with volunteer: Lena (first time Bayada participants!) 1st
  • 23 Composite PR3 2x Mens Cat A-C – Dammie rowing with volunteer: Leon (from Capital jrs) 1st
  • 25a PR3 4+ Mixed 4+ with Dan and Margaret seat 1st
  • 25a PR3 4+ Mixed 4+ with Dammie 2nd
  • 30 PR2 2x Mixed/Mens – Kenny and Shannon 1st

Here is a link to the official medal count:

Thank you Capital for the notes and messages of encouragement this weekend! A massive shout-out again to Club PM for helping unload the trailer upon our return to the boathouse! And again, can’t thank all our volunteers from club Capital, JUNIORS, and the community at large for all the support- we can’t do it without you!
Go Capital, go CARP!

RaceRoundUp: Diamond State Masters 2017

Capital Rowing Club always looks forward to the Diamond State Masters Regatta — beautiful course, great hosts, and good competition. This year, like many before it, Capital showed up in force, which allowed us to bring home the Sweep Trophy.

Some of the Capital Racing highlights:

  • 04A. Womens’s D-J 2X – 1st
  • 06B. Women’s E-J 1X – 3rd (A. Diggs)
  • 19D. Mixed D-E 2X – 2nd
  • 20B. Men’s AA-B 1X – 2nd (R. Best)
  • 27A. Women’s C-D 1X – LTW – 2nd (R. Hollins) & 3rd (S. Acerra)
  • 37A. Men’s E-J 4+ – 1st
  • 37C. Men’s E-J 4+ – 2nd
  • 40A. Women’s B 4+ – 2nd & 3rd
  • 40B. Women’s B 4+ – 1st
  • 41A. Mixed D-J 8+ – 1st
  • 42. Women’s AA-J 4+ -LTW – 3rd
  • 43A. Mixed AA-J 4X – 10:13AM – 3rd
  • 44A. Men’s B 4+ – 10:27AM – 3rd
  • 45A. Women’s AA-A 4+ – 2nd & 3rd
  • 45B. Women’s AA-A 4+ – 3rd & 4th
  • 46A. Women’s C 8+ – 3rd
  • 46B. Women’s C 8+ – 1st
  • 56A. Women’s D 4+ – 3rd
  • 57A. Mixed AA-C 8+ – 2nd & 5th
  • 57B. Mixed AA-C 8+ – 2nd & 3rd
  • 60A. Women’s C 4+ – 1st
  • 60B. Women’s C 4+ – 1st
  • 61B. Men’s E-J 8+ – 1st
  • 64A. Women’s AA-B 8+ – 1st & 2nd
  • 64B. Women’s AA-B 8+ – 1st

Check out the official results on Ronin and some of the great photos available on row2k.

Capital Sprints 2017 — Thanks for the racing!

Race results and blue sky! #capsprints2017

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Thanks everyone for the great racing yesterday at Capital Sprints! We had a record number of entries (300!!) and clubs (24!!) participate this year, meaning for almost every event we had 5 or 6 boats across, racing down the Anacostia river.

Results have been posted here: http://www.capitalrowing.org/crcwp/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Capital-Sprints-2017-all-results.pdf

If you have any questions, stories you’d like to share or photos from the day — please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Regatta Director via email capsprints@capitalrowing.org

See you this fall for Head of the Anacostia and next year at CapSprints 2018!

The 2017 Capital Sprints is in full swing! #anacostiariver #capsprints2017 #bestwarmup

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