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