The Juniors had 3 outings - Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Half of them learned "run" on the erg, half of them took a wobbly spin in the 4+ with the telling name "Hades". The erg challenge: teams of 3 rowers get 20 strokes each. Which team can add up most meters in 60 strokes. Let's just say this: the 900 meters limit was broken.
The Masters had their first race under the CHAOS colors. One win (M2X) and one second place (W2x). in the W2x we were beaten by a boat stroked by our member Allison. We lost to ourselves - or: we had a 50% share in the win. But: we congratulate Raleigh Rowing Center for winning the W2x
The first CHAOS gold medal:
We also had a unique opportunity to put the new team unisuits to the test: it was cold, rainy, and windy. The proud test team:
The third big event of the weekend were the 3 guest rowers who came for a row. 2 of them braved the 4-, one joined an all women 4x. They seem to have enjoyed themselves.
With the Juniors, their parents, the 3 guests, and the CHAOS members showing up in big numbers (better than 50% attendance), we had a busy launch and erg area.
Looked like a real club. Not bad or a club that was founded only 3 months ago.
What comes next:
- The Juniors program will be put on a solid foundation. Jim W. will contact the parents.
- The "new member" procedure will be announced (see the members page)
- The uniforms and the rowers in them will be put to the test:
- Tara in her alumni 8 at the Head of the Charles
- Tim and Felix in the Men's Masters 2x at the Head of the Charles
- Tara and Carol as the DC races
- Olivia at the Head of the Hooch
- The Tail of the Turkey challenge race the Saturday after Thanksgiving - the one and only straight 5k race in the US - we hope to line up 20 crews side by side and then race for 5 K.