The fall racing season comes to an end in a whimper thanks to cancellation of the Head of the Lake. Snow, barges, float planes, and winds led the officials to the unfortunate conclusion that racing would not be safe. Anita was quick to say their 8+ woulda won. The guys 8+, with Todd, Ned, Chris Sullivan, Hans, Rob, Tiff, Mike, Tucker, probably woulda won too.
However, the Fall Classic did see the PBC Men’s 8+ debut with a win, while Lori Jensen and Anita’s St. L 8+ also won their division. Susan Adams was in a St. L 4x and Shannon Gribbons’ Willamette 4x won that race. Ana and Maryann were #3 in the 2x.
PBC was well represented in Boston this year. Ned, Todd, and Rob with North Dakota Indoor Rowing, came in 17 out of a gazillion in the Senior Master 50+ 8+, and Anita’s Master’s Coaching Veteran’s 8+ beat out Marin for the win in the Women’s race. Maryann aged up to Senior Veteran in the 1x and took 2nd. The Sullivan’s were well represented with Tiffany in the BU alumni boat and Max in the Club 8+. Tiff Wood was in the Etats Unis 8+, while Susan was in the 50+ 1x.
Other Portlanders that I know of: Lori Jensen and Celia Heron had a good race in the 50+ 2x–Lori’s first steering adventure on the course. In the women’s version of the Etats Unis BC, Evelyn Hamman’s 8+ won their category. Emily Caffee, last year’s Head of the Dog winner now rowing in Chicago, came in an impressive 4th in the Women’s Club 1x. Hope I didn’t miss anyone.
WINTER ROWING: Have fun and be careful. The water will be off when the pipes might freeze, the dock could be slippery, the water cold etc.