August 17: Eight members of RCR's women's team traveled to Grand Rapids, MI for the US Rowing Masters National Championships. We competed in eight events, including entries in a single, double, four fours and two eights (results, photos). Two four entries advanced to the finals, and the Women's Club E 4+ took silver in a photo finish over Annapolis! Congratulations ladies!
July 27: We enjoyed competitive racing and great weather this weekend at Diamond State Masters Regatta (results, photos). Four sculling entries competed on Saturday: a men's double, a women's double, a women's lightweight double and a women's lightweight single. The sweep team was in full force on Sunday with an 8 and two 4s on the men's side, and two 8s and four 4s for the women. The women's C-D 8 was a fast field, with one RCR 8 in 2nd by 1.1 seconds to Carnegie Lake, and the other taking 5th in the following heat, where the top three boats beat Carnegie Lake's winning time. The men's 8 finished with open water on younger Annapolis and Alexandria crews, taking 2nd only to the St. Andrew's Alumni boat. Great racing everyone! The women move into preparations for USRowing's Masters National Championships August 14-17.
July 13: RCR had a full weekend of racing at two regattas this weekend. One men's 8, two men's 4s and two women's doubles competed hard at Capital Rowing Club's Capital Sprints (results) with our women's lightweight double taking home the gold. Two women's 8s and three fours raced Sunday at Occoquan Masters Sprints (results, photos), with golds to one 8 and two 4s, and our two women's doubles got another strong race in. Keep up the good work getting ready for Diamond States!
June 28: More hardware for RCR crews today at Baltimore Rowing Club's Charm City Sprints (results)! Eleven crews raced with golds for a men's 4, a men's 8, a women's 4 and a women's 8. Special mention to the men's 4 who had a 28 second margin on the second place boat. Thanks everyone for another great day of racing! Next up: RCR will be at Capital Sprints July 12 and Occoquan Masters Sprints July 13. Go RCR!
June 14: Nine RCR crews competed at the Schuylkill Navy Regatta today (results). Three women's 4s and two men's 4s raced in the morning, with the two women's 4s battling to a photo finish three seconds apart, one of them winning over Carnegie Lake on age handicap. The women's double looked impressive racing to a 2nd place finish. One women's 8 won in a photo finish (a .12 second margin on raw time), the other women's 8 beat Vesper's 8 by open water and narrowly missed beating their age handicap, and the men's 8 took third in a tight race, less then two seconds out of first on adjusted time. Thanks to everyone for a great day, and special thanks to our many coxswains, including rower coxswains Ira and Georgeann who took on swirling winds and fast currents to allow all our boats to launch.
June 1: We kicked off another racing season at DC Strokes' Stonewall Regatta on the Anacostia River (results). Nine crews raced, with a women's 8 taking home the gold - and the wine! Great start - go RCR!
April 5: Thanks to RCR members who participated in Rock Creek Conservancy's Rock Creek Extreme Cleanup, part of the Alice Ferguson Foundation's annual Potomac Watershed Cleanup. RCR members helped clean up our own corner of Rock Creek around TBC and the Zero Mile of the C&O Canal.
March 23: It's almost time to get back on the water! Are you a coxswain interested in spending mornings on the Potomac? Join us! Are you a masters rower interested in training and racing this season? Apply now!
February 8: Save the Date! RCR's Spring Shove-Off and Fundraiser is set for Saturday, March 1 at the Frys'. Get ready to bid big on some great auction items.
February 1: Congrats to RCR competitors at this year's Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints (results)!
January 29: RCR elected the 2014 board at today's annual meeting. Congrats to our new board members and HUGE thanks to outgoing President Pete Thompson for his three years of excellent leadership.