RaceRoundUp: Head of the Christina, Occoquan Challenge, and Occoquan Chase

A small group of Juniors and Club PM masters rowers attended the Head of the Christina in Wilmington, Delaware, on Sunday, October 7, while some scullers attended the Occoquan Challenge. The following weekend, the club attended the Occoquan Chase, on October 14. Congrats to all our athletes!

Head of the Christina

  • Women’s Master 1x—1st (S. Acerra); 2nd (M. Bureau)
  • Women’s Youth 2x—4th (E. Wolfe, J. Williams); 8th (A. Gorlick, L. Parker); 11th (Ava D., Aman P.)
  • Mixed Youth 8+—3rd
  • Men’s Master 4+—1st
  • Women’s Youth 2nd V/JV 4x—5th
  • Men’s Youth 1x—8th
  • Women’s Youth 1x—2nd (E. Wolfe); 3rd (J. Williams); 5th (L. Parker)
  • Women’s Youth 1st Varsity 8+—7th

Occoquan Challenge

  • Men’s Veteran 1x—6th (M. Malinick)
  • Women’s Master 1x—2nd (J. Wang)
  • Men’s Master 2x—1st (M. Nash and B. Reichart)
  • Mixed 2x—5th (D. Gulyn and K. Sater); 6th (B. McGann and J. Wang)

Occoquan Chase

  • Masters 60–64 Men’s 1x—6th (M. Malinick)
  • Masters 40+ Women’s 1x—1st (S. Acerra)
  • Masters 50–54 Women’s 1x—2nd (R. Hollins)
  • Upper Junior Women’s 8+—21st
  • Masters 30+ Women’s 8+—1st
  • Masters 40+ Women’s 8+—4th
  • Masters 40+ Men’s 4+—1st
  • Masters 50+ Men’s 5+—1st
  • Junior Men’s 4x—5th
  • Junior U19 Women’s 2x—6th
  • Masters 30+ Women’s 4+—1st, 2nd, 4th
  • Masters 50+ Women’s 4+—3rd
  • Junior Women’s 4x—4th
  • Masters 40+ Men’s 8+—1st
  • Masters Mixed 8+—2nd, 7th
  • Junior Mixed 8+—3rd

RaceRoundUp: FISA World Rowing Masters Regatta

Congratulations to the Capital members who raced at the FISA World Rowing Masters Regatta in Sarasota, Florida, on September 27–30, 2018!

  • Men’s D 4+—5th (D. Schleiger)
  • Men’s D 4+—4th (J. Abrams)
  • Women’s B 4+—3rd (J. Battistini)
  • Women’s B 4+—2nd (C. Elias)
  • Men’s H 8+ Composite—3rd
  • Women’s C 2x—2nd (R. Hollins)
  • Men’s A 4+—2nd (J. Hughes)
  • Women’s A 8+ Composite—3rd
  • Men’s B 2x—4th (A. Rabus)
  • Women’s D 1x—1st (R. Hollins)
  • Men’s E 8+—5th (C. McKay)
  • Men’s A 2- —3rd (J. Abrams)
  • Men’s G 4+—5th (D. Spencer)
  • Men’s G 4+ Composite—8
  • Women’s B 8+—3rd (J. Battistini)
  • Men’s E 4+—3rd (C. McKay)
  • Men’s E 4+—4th (D. Schleiger)
  • Men’s I 8+ Composite—2nd
  • Women’s F 4+ Composite—6th
  • Men’s B 4+—3rd (J. Abrams)
  • Women’s C 4+—1st (C. Elias)
  • Men’s F 8+—4th (C. McKay)
  • Men’s A 1x—4th (R. Best)
  • Men’s C 4x Composite—4th (A. Rabus)
  • Men’s F 4+—5th (C. McKay)
  • Men’s I 4x Composite—6th
  • Women’s A 4+—1st (C. Elias)
  • Women’s A 4+ Composite—2nd
  • Men’s B 1x—6th (R. Best)
  • Men’s C 4+—4th (J. Hughes)
  • Women’s C 8+—3rd (C. Elias)
  • Women’s D 4+—2nd (R. Hollins)
  • Men’s I–M 2- Composite—4th (D. Spencer)
  • Women’s C 1x—4th (S. Acerra)
  • Mixed G 8+ Composite—5th
  • Mixed B 2x—2nd (J. Hughes)
  • Mixed B 2x Composite—5th
  • Mixed H–M 8+ Composite—2nd
  • Mixed C 2x Composite—3rd
  • Mixed C 2x—4th (A. Rabus)
  • Mixed C 4x—1st (A. Rabus)
  • Mixed B 8+ Composite—5th

In addition to these Capital and composite lineups, Bob Reichart and Anne Diggs put in some great performances rowing for Chinook. Congrats to all our rowers!

30for30: Rowers Further Afield

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.

Members of Capital’s afternoon sweep program at the 2018 Chicago River Marathon

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!)

Members of Capital’s competitive women’s team at the 2018 Head of the Cuyahoga

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.

Gold medalists at the 2018 Head of the Cuyahoga

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!

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RaceRoundUp: BAYADA Regatta 2018

Some great racing from our CARP athletes at BAYADA Regatta in Philadelphia on August 18. This was our 8th showing at BAYADA, and our most successful yet!

Nine athletes represented Capital in 11 events, bringing home 9 gold, 3 silver, and 2 bronze medals.

  • PR3 Mix 4+ Final: Gold—Josie Williams (c), Dammie Onafenko, Margaret Rajnic, Dan Longo
  • PR1 M1x Final: Gold—Shannon Franks
  • Composite PR2 M 2x Final: Gold—Sherman Anderson, Madalena Aspiras
  • PR3 1x Mens Age A-B Final: Gold—Dan Longo
  • PR3 M 2x Age D+ Final: Bronze—Chuck Linderman, Thyra Smith
  • PR2 M 1x Final: Gold—Kenneth Marss
  • Composite PR3 2x Mens Cat F+ Final: Silver—Dammie Onafenko, Jeremy Filsell; Fourth—Hal Quayle, Michele Woolbert
  • Racing Invitational PR2/PR3 1x Final: Gold—Dan Longo; Silver—Kenneth Marss; Bronze—Margaret Rajnic
  • PR3 W 1x Final: Gold—Shannon Franks, Kenneth Marss
  • PR2 M 2x Final: Gold—Margaret Rajnic; Silver—Sarah Davies
  • PR2 2x Mixed/Mens Final: Gold—Margaret Rajnic, Dan Longo

RaceRoundUp: 2018 US Rowing Masters Nationals

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