For CrossFitters and rowers in the NY/NJ/CT metro area, there is a great indoor rowing event on January 30 sponsored by Don Bosco Prep. The location is easy, it is well-run and on-time, and last year it was one of the top 5 indoor regattas in the US based on attendance. CrossFit boxes are especially encouraged to attend. The timing of the event is especially good for rowers looking looking for a mid-season check-in on their winter training before the end-of-February championships and CRASH-Bs.
It’s a straight 2K race, with connected ergs so you can go head-to-head against the competition.
They are also selling off the race machines at a discount if you are interested in getting a like-new C2.
The third annual Ironmen Erg Classic Indoor Regatta will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2016. Registration is currently open on Regatta Central https://www.regattacentral.com/user/registration/?job_id=4281&org_id=0
As a USRowing registered regatta, all participants will be required to sign a 2016 USRowing waiver (details to follow).
Competitors that are interested in buying an Erg for home can reserve one of the Race Ergs.
Regularly $900 + $45 shipping, Race Ergs are available for $825
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a race erg or if you have any questions.
Sign up for this – don’t miss it. You can register under a rowing club or a CrossFit box affiliation. This year they are raffling off a C2 rower each week. This is run a little like the CrossFit Open competition, but with some challenging rowing workouts. See you there!
Overpeck, sunset, 65 degrees on the day after Thanksgiving. What a finale to be thankful for, among other things!
The Head of the Charles 2015 live webcast is located at http://www.hocr.org/the-regatta/live-webcast/
You can watch live or select an event number to view after the fact.
My race is the Senior Master 4+, Saturday 10:44 AM, bow #4, Ever Green Boat Club, bow seat.
Red Bull High Stakes is a wrap with Ever Green topping the alumni-focused crews and coming in 6th out of the 14 teams. I was a little skeptical of the event, but it turned out to be well-run, smoothly organized, and with a ton of rolodex crews that were the Who’s Who of anybody who wasn’t currently going to worlds (and some who were)!
There was a wide mix of teams – elites, alumni/ae, adaptive, veterans, and clubs, which made for exciting racing. Even the elites were not immune from mishap (e.g. the Graves brothers getting divebombed by geese). The vibe was causal, Riverside was a great host, and Sean Wolf was a great ringleader.
I was definitely one of the older athletes, and it was fun to mix it up with the young guns. Good luck to Dave Smith and Phil Henson who were a couple of days away from a plane ride to Aiguebelette in the ML8+, and I hope to do it again next year!
Thanks to Igor Belakovskiy again for fabulous pics at http://scullingfool.smugmug.com/Rowing/Club-Racing/Red-Bull-High-Stakes-2015
Ever Green Boat Club team at the Red Bull High Stakes
Tomorrow is the Red Bull High Stakes, a crazy “extreme rowing” event in an unusual short-distance relay stake race format. If you are in the Boston area come down to Magazine Beach in Cambridge and check it out.
Ever Green Boat Club goes off at 4:15 PM – it looks like I am leading off in the single, against an unknown opponent listed only as “A. Myrmidon!”
Here’s a good article on RowingRelated about the race: http://www.rowingrelated.com/2015/08/the-red-bull-high-stakes-rowing-event.html#more
Rowers, the video feed location is not obvious on the USRowing website, the link is at
I think it’s finals-only, hence begins in the afternoon.