Well it is almost here. The boys are almost ready. Every day they are a bit closer. I think that they are all excited with the opportunity to go racing this weekend. It has been fun watching them build up over these last 3 weeks.
There have been a few changes. Because of injuries, the 4th boat will not be able to row as an eight. Instead, we hope to enter a Junior 4. This will give them the chance for a lot of racing. That boat will have the following boys.
Bow: Thomas Brumback, 2: Aaron Huang 3: Parker Joyce Stroke: Mark Parent Cox: Copper Lindsey
Spare: Johnny Rukab ( we plan to get Johnny in at least one of the races)
So let's hope for fair weather and following seas, or at least a tailwind. It will be fun. The boats are all moving well and there is a very positive feeling in the boathouse.
Spring is here, no matter what it felt like yesterday. The boys, and there are a lot of them (52), are back and working very hard. At this point in the season, we will be erging on Tuesday and Thursday. On Monday and Wednesday, we will take a technique row followed by some body circuits. On Friday we will be very flexible with what we do, but will have practice. For the next few weeks, we will not be practicing on Saturday. Pick up time is 5:45. I will try very hard to have them ready to go at that time, and would appreciate it if you could pick them up by then.
Coach O'Keefe and I are very excited about this group and have been very pleased with all that they did in the fall and with the work that they are doing now. They are coming together as a team and we are getting ready to go racing.