RaceRoundUp: Virginia Boat Club Sprints 2017

Results  &  Photos

  • Race 4: Women’s Open 8+ — 1st & 4th
  • Race 6: Men’s Masters 4+ A-B — 1st
  • Race 7: Men’s Masters 4+ C — 2nd & 5th
  • Race 8: Men’s Masters 4+ D-E — 1st
  • Race 12: Men’s Masters 1x F — 2nd
  • Race 14: Women’s Masters 4+ A-B — 1st & 4th
  • Race 15: Women’s Masters 4+ A-B — 1st & 2nd
  • Race 21: Men’s Open 8+ — 2nd & 3rd
  • Race 25: Mixed Adaptive 2x Novice — 1st
  • Race 28: Mixed Adaptive 2x AS/TA/LTA — 1st & 2nd
  • Race 29: Women’s Masters 8+ (A-B) — 1st & 4th
  • Race 32: Mixed Masters 4+ (A-C) — 1st & 2nd
  • Race 34: Mens Masters 8+ (C-E) — 1st
  • Race 35: Womens Open 4+ — 1st
  • Race 40: Mixed Masters 8+ (A-B) — 1st & 4th


RaceRoundUp: Stonewall Regatta 2017

Congrats again to DC Strokes for a great regatta! Always fun to race at home against our friends.

Full Results

  • Event 1b – Mens Open 1x — 2nd (R. Best)
  • Event 2 – Womens Open 1x — 3rd (S. Acerra)
  • Event 3 – Womens Open 8+ — 1st & 5th
  • Event 4b – Mens Open 4+ — 3rd
  • Event 6c – Mens Masters 1x — 3rd (M. Malinick)
  • Event 9b – Womens Masters 2x — 1st
  • Event 11 – Mixed Adaptive AS 1x — 2nd (S. Franks) & 4th (J. Tezak)
  • Event 12a – Womens Masters 1x — 3rd (R. Hollins)
  • Event 13a – Womens Masters 4+ — 3rd
  • Event 13b – Womens Masters 4+ — 1st & 2nd
  • Event 14c – Mens Masters 8+ — 1st
  • Event 14b – Mens Masters 8+ — 3rd, 5th & 6th
  • Event 15a – Mens Adaptive/Inclusion 2x LTA — 3rd & 4th
  • Event 20 – Womens Novice 4+ — 1st
  • Event 23b – Womens Open 4+ — 2nd
  • Event 24 – Mens Open 8+ — 2nd & 4th
  • Event 27a – Womens Masters 8+ — 1st & 5th
  • Event 27b – Womens Masters 8+ — 2nd & 3rd
  • Event 29 – Womens Adaptive 1x LTA — 2nd
  • Event 30a – Mens Masters 4+ — 1st
  • Event 30b – Mens Masters 4+ — 1st
  • Event 31b – Mens Masters 2x — 3rd
  • Event 32b – Mixed Masters 8+ — 3rd & 5th

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/

Capital Rowing Club @ HOCR52

Cheer on Capital @ the 2016 Head of the Charles! Here’s who’s racing:


  • Men’s Veteran 1x @8:32am: M. Melanick
  • Women’s Senior Master 2x @11:27am: Hollins/Dinion
  • Men’s Senior Masters 1x @11:43am: Steve Neumann
  • Women’s Club 4 @1:10pm – bow #54
  • Women’s Club 8 @1:51pm – bow #18
  • Men’s Masters 8 @2:58pm – bow #10
  • Women’s Masters 8 @ 3:08pm – bow #6


Directors Challenge Mixed 8s @2:54pm

  • Capital/PBC bow #9
  • Capital Bow #23
  • Beat Cancer BC Bow #2

Helpful Links:

Competitive Sculling


The Capital Rowing Club, a nationally competitive club rowing program, is dedicated to intensive training and conditioning in pursuit of successful racing while fostering teamwork and participating in the positive growth of our community through service and outreach.



Scullers that have prior rowing experience and are in good physical condition are encouraged to contact the Sculling and Small Boats Program representative (sculling@capitalrowing.org) so they may be evaluated for this program.  The rower should also have a solid understanding of sculling rowing technique and an interest in competing on a national level (juniors, club, open, and masters).  Exceptional sweep rowers with limited sculling experience, but strong erg scores and technique, will be considered.


  • Advanced small-boat concepts: skills, tactics, and strategies
  • Competitive level development: training, conditioning and nutrition

Admittance into the competitive program is done on an individual basis. The decision to accept a rower into the competitive program rests solely at the competitive coach’s discretion. All scullers will be evaluated based on a review of rowing experience and an assessment row.  Because the number of club boats suitable for racing is limited, scullers that require boathouse resources will, as a practical matter, be competing for limited spots based on boat availability. Typically, there is a high demand for mid-weight singles and doubles so that category may be the most competitive.

Interested rowers should submit erg scores taken within the previous year: Open and Juniors – 2k erg; Masters – 2k or 5k erg.   Rower evaluations are held late March through April (the competitive development period), however the competitive team will also consider individual try-outs mid-season. Masters should submit age category and recent racing experience.  Lightweights should submit racing weight and current weight.  When applying, please include relevant rowing and racing experience, erg scores (w/date taken), age category, current weight (for lightweights), and a sentence about racing goals.



The season runs from the end of March through the first week of November. Practices are held Monday through Friday at 5:30 am until 7:00 am.  Scullers will be certified to take out boats during off practice hours and weekends.  Scullers who take out club equipment during off-practice hours and weekends will need to register and pay for Basic Sculling, in addition to competitive scullng program fees.



 The Competitive Sculling Program will typically race the same races as the Competitive Sweep Program:  Capital Rowing Club competes in both Sprint (1000m, with some 2000m) and Head Races (up to 5000m or 3.1 miles).

Regattas typically occur on the weekends and are usually within a few hours driving distance from DC.

Capital’s Master’s Sprint season culminates in mid-August at the US Rowing Master’s Nationals which rotates location every year.  In 2011, US Master’s Nationals Regatta will be held in Oklahoma City on the Oklahoma River from August 11-14. 

The Head of the Charles is the highlight of Capital’s fall head season and will take place on Oct 22-23, 2011 in Boston/Cambridge, MA.



The Competitive Sculling Program has an extensive fleet of club boats (singles, doubles and quads).  However, certain boat classes (e.g., mid-weight) are more limited due to high demand than others. If you plan on using a privately owned single, please indicate ownership when applying for the program.