WELCOME TO GSU CREW
The head of the south is the last regatta of the fall 2017 season and takes place in our very own Georgia state in the city of Augusta. The weather was for the first time absolutely perfect and nothing seemed to go wrong for the GSU crew. Our mens single club performed excellent with a time of 23:11.7 finishing the season with a medal. Our womens four also raced with a timing of 21:48.8. Finally our mixed 8 did well with a time of 21:36.9. The season concludes solidly with good signs of the rebuilding on its way. This also was the last regattas with our veteran rowers Joey de St. Aubin and our club president Wesley Dunkirk.
We wish them the best in the future.
The head of the hooch takes place at the same river that the Chattanooga head race takes place. Just like the previous races the fog seemed to be prominent causing a few delays. The results were mixed but overall showed good improvements in the novice rowers and veteran rowers. Unfortunately due to a situation, one of the mens 4+ boat had to be scratched. The womens and other mens 4 performed admirably coming in at a time of 21:50:81 and 19:30.49 respectively.
The Secret city head race was held in Oakridge, TN a quiet but comfortable venue. The race day started out with incredibly heavy fog which becomes a recurring presence in the other races causing numerous delays. Here the Novice Mens novice 4+ performed well coming at a time of 23:06. The Womens double also accomplished great things with a first place finish at a time of 24:17. The Mixed eight improved from their previous time with a 18:46 finish.
It was the first regatta of the fall season and the team was excited. For the some of the novice rowers, it was their first ever regatta. The day of the race was exceptionally foggy and resulted in a short delay to set up the race. The water was also very unusually choppy making the balance of the boat and coxing slightly troublesome. The Men’s Collegiate 4+ came in with a time of 21:22:5 and was penalized due to drifting in other lanes potentially causing a hit. The Women’s 4+ came in at a time of 22:42:9 which was not bad for the start of the season. The Women’s Championship team also won gold which was very impressive. For the veteran rowers the race proved to be a good showing for the rebuilding of the team and for the novices it brought out challenges and difficulties that needed to overcome such as crabs. Overall the race was exciting and a positive experience.
Thursday: 5-7 AM
Friday: 5-7 AM
Saturday: 1-3 PM
Sunday: 1-3 PM