CHaOS Challenge: in its second year and a BIG SUCCESS

Here the letter from William - organizer and Grand Master of the CHaOS Challenge:

All,

Attached you will find the results of this year’s Challenge.  Congratulations to all!  The course was roughly 3,600 meters and a good start for the head regatta season.  Small regatta’s such as ours, owe thanks to the many folk who make it happen and my sincere thanks to:

  • US Coast Guard Auxiliary for their help on the water keeping the fishermen out of the course;
  • UNC Men for their buoys and their launch and helping spread the message,
  • For Harrison and his team from the University of S. Carolina for making the drive – Thank you girls!
  • Jordan Lake Rowing Club for the great breakfast table, water, and use of their launches
  • Crosswinds Boating Center for the use of the facilities, and buoys;
  • Urs Graf, who on vacation, helped with the course,
  • Claire Coffee for helping me on the water lining up the boats, keeping us on track, and help in general,
  • Reid Wilson for using his “outside voice” making announcements and keeping us informed of the race
  • Sheri, fresh from the World Championships for boat checks and gathering of race numbers after each race,
  • The rowers and coxswain’s,

And especially all the families who came to support their teams this morning!

If I did not name you individually, I apologize and thank you for your contribution!

I did not use Ernst and Young to verify the results.  Perhaps if I had, I would not have made an error on one event where I failed to deduct the handicap. (The 2x of McDonogh and Bukowski were the winners – Sorry Yuri and Micah).

Fastest raw time of the day goes to the UNC Varsity 8 of 11:39

Fastest adjusted time goes to CHaOS MM4x 11:11

Longest drive to the regatta: University of S. Carolina (Thank you for coming)

Oldest competitor:  Avram Gold (76) who looked great coming through the finish.

Youngest coxswain today was 11 and our youngest rower was 12.

Once again, my sincere thanks

Best

William

Link to results