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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2018 Competitive Team Tryouts: August 27–31

The competitive program is holding open tryouts for the fall season for both men and women.

When and where:

August 27–31
5:20–6:50 am

Anacostia Community Boathouse
1900 M Street SE, Washington, DC 20003

Program Reps:

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.

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

RaceRoundUp: 2018 Diamond States Masters Regatta

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!

Check out the official results from Diamond State Masters Regatta, and explore the Capital finishes below:

  • 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
     

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!