RaceRoundUp: Head of the Occoquan 2017

It’s always great to end the season on the Occoquan. The weather definitely proved a bit chilly, but the rain skipped over most of the races for the team. Nice racing Capital!


  • 16B. MEN’S MASTER 8+ (50+) – 1st Place
  • 18B. WOMEN’S CLUB 8+- 1st Place
  • 21A. MEN CLUB 4+ – 1st Place
  • 21B. WOMEN’S CLUB 4+ – 5th Place
  • 22. MIXED 8+ – 2nd in the Masters Category, 4th Place Overall & 11th Place

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!



  • 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

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  • 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

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.

RaceRoundup: Mid Atlantic Erg Sprint Results 2017

Congrats to everyone who raced at MidAtlantic Erg Sprints this year!

Capital Rowing Club had 43 Entries in Juniors and Masters categories, and placed 4th Overall in the Team Awards with 174 points. See below for all of the athletes who finished in the Top 10 in their event.

Athlete Event
Michael Riegelman — 1st Master (age 30-39) Men 30-Minute Row
Brian Luhman — 2nd Master (age 30-39) Men 30-Minute Row
Brandon DuBois — 1st Veteran A (age 50-54) Men 30-Minute Row
Gary Dean — 5th Veteran B (age 55-59) Men 30-Minute Row
David Lippold — 5th Veteran C (age 60-64) Men 30-Minute Row
Geoffrey Vincent — 3rd Veteran D+ (age 65+) Men 30-Minute Row
Craig McKay — 3rd Veteran B (age 55-59) Men 2000M
Robert Best — 2nd Senior (age 40-49) Men 2000M
Jonathan Abrams — 9th Master (age 30-39) Men 2000M
Jessica Cooper — 2nd Master (age 30-39) Women 2000M
Okhee Shim — 3rd Master (age 30-39) Women 2000M
Anna Gorlick — 5th Junior (age 16) Lightweight Women 1500M
Shannon Franks — 4th Adaptive Men Physically Disabled (A/S)
 Chip Battoe — 1st Adaptive Men Physically Disabled (T/A)
 Sherman Anderson — 2nd Adaptive Men Physically Disabled (T/A)
 Daniel Longo — 3rd Adaptive Men Physically Disabled (L/T/A)
 Anne Rader — 2nd Adaptive Women Physically Disabled (L/T/A)
 Charles Lenneman — 7th  Adaptive Men Intellectually Disabled (L/T/A)
 Geoffrey Vincent — 3rd  Veteran D (age 65-69) Men 500M Sprint Championship
 Bob Reichart — 3rd Open Men Erg Marathon (42,195M)

Detailed Results: http://ergsprints.com/2017-results/


The Rowers:  23 rowers and two coxes turned out.  Andy volunteered to cox ‘Endurance’ with the 3 and 4 seats empty.  Sam M took ‘Spirit’ while Shannon took ‘Capital Gain’.

The Workout:  A mix of static and moving drills on the way down to the Navy Yard.  Done by fours and aimed at getting the crew together at the finish of the stroke and the recovery.  The workout was ‘builders’ ie: four minutes @ 18 spm (75% pressure), three minutes @ 20 spm (80%), two minutes @ 22 spm (85% pressure) and one minute @ 24 spm (90% pressure), by eights (or by six in the case of ‘Endurance’. 

Each ten minute segment was repeated four times between the Navy Yard and the boathouse with one rowing turn (at the War College) and two spins (between 11th St and Pennsylvania Ave bridges).

The Water:  Bright, sunny and (by the end) warm.  Brisk wind which whipped up the water on exposed reaches.  We celebrated the start of the Summer season with breakfast at the boathouse afterwards.