Qualifiers and beyond

Well, the 1V placed 10th and the 2V placed 17th out of 29 boats in the qualifying time trials on Friday. Unfortunately, that means we did not advance to racing on Wednesday. It's hard not to feel sad about the outcome, but we have much to be proud about. The 1V was four seconds off …

Days 5 & 6

With the course closed for most of Sunday, we had the morning and afternoon off to watch the finals of the Henley Womens Regatta. The heat is hitting England pretty hard now, with temperatures in the low 90's. Apparently, the Brits don't believe in being cool or air conditioning ("air con" as it's colloquially called) …

Day 3

Today we only had one on-the-water practice because the course is closed, as the Henley Women's Regatta is now in full swing. Time trials were this morning and the duals began this afternoon. This being the case, we were constricted mainly to the area around Henley RC -- from Henley Bridge down to the lock. …

Day 2

We left the house at 8:30 am -- Maier and Greg woke up promptly at 8:29am. The river during the morning row was teeming with boats of all level of competition. The Henley Women's Regatta starts tomorrow so many of the boats were competing women's crews looking to get some last minute race prep in. …

We made it!

After the weekend off, the guys met up at Logan International Airport to catch a night-flight to London. On the plane with us were the competing crews from Tabor Academy, some of whom we will be racing at the Marlow Regatta this Saturday. We arrived at Heathrow at 7 in the morning, and after an …