By Kassandra Nevarez, Marketing and Communications Assistant
Overpeck Summer Sprints Regatta marks the end of our 2017 summer racing season. Our athletes raced last weekend at the 2000 meter course on the Overpeck Creek in the county of Bergen, New Jersey. The summertime is the first time that new varsity members race against more experienced competitors in boats with older varsity members on their team. Summer races help the varsity to develop unity by helping them build the skills they need to move a boat together, despite their different levels of experience.
Off season racing also gives rowers an opportunity to see how fast the competition is. This experience helps remind the crews why they must train as hard as they can from now until the end of next spring’s racing season.
Boy’s U19 4+ 6th of 6
Boy’s U17 2x 4th of 10
Girl’s’ 4x 2nd of 4
Boy’s U17 8+ 3rd of 3
Girl’s 8+ 2nd of 2
Great job, Row New Yorkers, for a successful summer. Next stop: head race season!
Photos courtesy of allevents.in and @Kevin_ktale via Instagram