More July Regattas

 Too bad the Rowing Canada Aviron Canadian Masters Championships chalked this weekend’s regatta. Today would have been the third and final day on Rabbit Lake. The RCA and Kenora Rowing Club cancelled on July 3 “due to insufficient registrations producing a lack of meaningful competition.”

In Waterloo, the Final Regional Des Jeux Du Quebec is hosted by Club D’Aviron Waterloo, Lac Waterloo. Continuing for a second day also in Canada, the ROWONTARIO Championships compete in Welland. 
  Also the final day for the 2015 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria which started on July 22 with 24 countries represented.

In the U.S., the Diamond Master’s Regatta also continues for another day in Middletown, Delaware.

 And on Bryant Lake, the Twin Cities Juniors Sweep are held in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Good luck to all summer competitors!

Moose Nugget and More

 The Moose Nugget Regatta continues its second day today in Wasilla, Alaska on you guessed it, Wasilla Lake. For some reason, I really like to say Moose Nugget and really like the way it sounds. It’s too bad I can’t work “Moose Nugget” into more conversations. This spectacular venue is hosted by the Anchorage Rowing Association.

Rowing since Wednesday, the USRowing Club National Championships continue in Bethel, Ohio on Harsha Lake. On Burnaby Lake, the Cascadia Regatta will start and continue competing over the weekend in Burnaby, BC. The St. Catherines Invitational is hosted by St. Catherines Rowing Club in non other than St. Catherine’s, ON on the Martindale Waterways.

Good luck to all for a great summer sprint!

FAO Schwarz

Goodnight FAO Schwarz. I really feel grown up now that FAO Schwarz is closing its iconic doors on Fifth. Maybe for the last time.
A new location may be found by Toys R Us for their premier store, FAO Schwarz in Manhattan, maybe on the West side. In the meantime, there’s the online catalog just like in the one in 1911 that offered a children’s Row-Cycle. Apparently rowing cycles were once very popular combining a rowing motion with a tricycle platform. So much so that in the 1880s road-scullers competitively raced in Madison Square Garden.

The USRowing Club Championships started today on Harsha Lake in Bethel, Ohio and continue over the next five days. Good luck to all competitors!

2015 World Rowing Cup

 The World Cup III continues in Lucerne through tomorrow.

The Capital Sprints in Washington, DC on the Anacostia River, the Lawrence Celebration Regatta in Lawrence, Massachusetts, the Duluth International Regatta in Duluth, Minnesota, the Chicago Sprints and the infamous International Championship, the Pan American Games Regatta in St. Catherine’s, Ontario will be held/start today.

Good luck to all competitors!

Independence Day Regatta

Happy Fourth of July America!

Good luck to all competitors on the water today at the Independence Day Regatta on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. This historic regatta was originally known as the People’s Regatta when it started under the auspices of the Schuylkill Navy in 1887. The name change to the Independence Day Regatta with the 100th anniversary of the race in 1958 was due in part to the anticommunist stance of the time as the People’s Regatta was considered inappropriately named for a regatta run over the “national course.” For more information check out: