RaceResults Round Up: Robert E Day Jr Capital Sprints 2018

Thanks everyone for the great racing at the Robert E Day Jr Capital Sprints!

Results have been posted here: http://www.capitalrowing.org/crcwp/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Robert-E.-Day-Jr.-Capital-Sprints-2018-all-results-chronological.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 Robert E Day Jr CapSprints 2019!

RaceRoundUp: Independence Day Regatta 2018

Results:

  • Race 3a Womens Masters 4+ Final 1 – 3rd Place
  • Race 3c Womens Masters 4+ Final 3 – 3rd Place
  • Race 4c Mens Masters 8 Final 3 – 2nd Place
  • Race 30a Womens Masters 8 Flight 1 – 3rd Place
  • Race 31f Mens Masters 4+ Final 5 – 2nd Place
  • Race 55c Womens Masters 1x Final 3 – 2nd Place
  • Race 75c Womens Masters 2x Final 3 – 3rd Place

 

30for30: Feel It

Karen Zareski is a member of Club PM. She signed up for Capital’s Learn to Row program on a whim, and was lucky enough to find a community and a passion.

Five years ago, I learned to row at Capital. I am still—and always will be—learning. My body does not always respond rapidly to the coaches’ direction; I grind in improvements season by season. In winter, I convince myself to stay on a rowing machine with the promise of spring.  In spring, I am overjoyed to be back on the water. I recommit to fixing imperfections and count the weeks until our first regatta.

It is summer now, and we sweat as we lift the boats into the water. Sometimes there is whining about the heat and humidity. Often I am the one whining. Shortly after we launch, however, we settle into the rhythm. The only way to make progress is to focus on the fundamentals of timing, technique, and power. There is no space left to worry about to-do lists or tomorrow’s meetings.  Each practice is an opportunity for a mental and physical reset.

We pass kayakers and canoers, novice sailors and party boat cruisers. A home run cheer from Nationals Stadium can provide heady impetus for a touch more swing from the hips, more power from the quads. We focus on the back of the rower in front of us, striving for the ineffable swing that takes a row to the sublime. In the last few strokes of practice, our boat surges forward. We return to the dock at twilight, ready for happy hour and ever more discussion of rowing.

In autumn, the river is ours alone. The quiet is broken by our cox and our coach. The catch of the oar, the slide of the seat, the solidity of the finish. When we row well, the water rushes beneath us. In the dark, we must rely even more on what our coaches have taught us:

Strength matters. Timing matters more. Row through the waves, the wakes, the wind. Stay solid through the core. Relax your shoulders, and pull through each stroke’s finish. Let the boat come to you rather than rushing forward and checking its progress. Find the water with your blade. If you miss a stroke, fix it on the next. Feel the boat. Focus on the teammate in front of you. Sit up.  Feel it.

RaceRoundUp: Head of the Hooch 2017

The first week of November always brings both the Head of the Occoquan and the Head of the Hooch. This year Capital fielded crews at both races! Congrats to all who made it out! Below you’ll find more detailed results of Capital at the Head of the Hooch 2017:

  • Men’s College and Club 4: 14 of 58
  • Mixed Masters 2x: 25 of 37 (11 of 17 in the under 50 group)
  • Women’s College and Club 4: 8 of 53
  • Mixed Masters 4: 12 of 22 (8 of 15 in the under 50 group)
  • Mixed Open 4: 2 of 12
  • Men’s Master 1x: 1 of 14 (S. Neumann)
  • Women’s Master Ltwt 1x: 7 of 7 (M. Bureau)
  • Para LTA 2x: 1st
  • Para T/A 2x: 1st
  • Mixed Masters 8: 7 of 19 (3 of 8 in the under 50 group)

RaceRoundUp: Head of the Schuylkill 2017

Capital returned this year to the Head of the Schuylkill, after not having sent the full team in a few years. Juniors and Masters brought their A-game and had a great time even in the rain!

Masters

 

  • Event 06A – Men’s Master’s 4+ (27-39) – 3rd & 9th
  • Event 14A – Mens’ Master’s 8+ (27-39) – 2nd
  • Event 16B – Men’s Doubles (40-49) – 3rd
  • Event 31B – Mixed Master’s Doubles (27-39) – 4th

#tbt a little rain never hurt anyone @hosr1970 #capitalrowingclub #allthe1xladies

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Juniors

  • Event 24A – Men’s High School Varsity 1x – 35th & 39th
  • Event 24C – Women’s High School Varsity 1x – 12th
  • Event 25A – Men’s High School Varsity 4+ – 52nd
  • Event 25B – Women’s High School Varsity 4+ – 42nd and 47th
  • Event 28A – Men’s High School Novice 8+ – 46th
  • Event 28B – Women’s High School Novice 8+ – 36th
  • Event 30C – Women’s Highs School Varsity Quad – 27th
  • Event 33A – Men’s High School Varsity 8+ – 53rd
  • Event 33B – Women’s High School Varsity 8+ – 35th
  • Event 37B – Women’s High School JV 8+ – 31st