A Day for Masters

  
 
The last Sunday in July 2016 offers some serious regattas before August starts with the excitement of Olympic rowing August 6 in Brazil. In the meantime, today is a day for Masters as the 2016 Euro Masters Regatta in Germany, the 134th Royal Canadian Henley Masters and the Master entries at the 2016 Lithuanian Championships prove that rowing is a lifetime sport. 

  
The 134th Royal Canadian Henley Masters Regatta will be held today, July 31, 2016. A sprint race on Martindale Waterways in  St. Catharines, Onatario hosted by the Canadian Henley Joint Committee. There will be 360 entries from 63 clubs. The  134th Royal Canadian Henley Masters Regatta will start on Tuesday, August 2.

  

There will be a 1000m sprint race course at the Euro Masters Regatta 2016 held today in Munich, Germany hosted by Regatta Munchen E.V. For livestream check HERE.

  

The 2000m 2016 Lithuanian Open Championships will head to finals on Lake Galve in Trakai today for Senior, Lightweight, Masters, Junior and Para-rowing entries on Lake Galve hosted by Lithuanian Rowing Federation.

  

And the Coupe de la Jeunesse wraps up with finals in Poznan, Poland. 

  

Cow Island and More

  
  Deep into the dog days of summer, this last Saturday in July promises to be a hot one. I like the way the Cow Island Classic Maine State Championship provides a choice with in race course length today onthe Androscoggin River. What you may not know about Maine is that while it is further North, New England humidity is really steamy. My choice in this competition would be the 1000m race instead of the 5000m. Then again, the 500mmad dash in Jersey on Overpeck Lake sounds even better.  

  

In Brunswick, Maine the Cow Island Classic Maine State Championship for Master, Open, Collegiate Women, High School and Junior entries will be held today hosted by Maine Rowing Association and Merrymeeting  Community Rowing. There will be 202 entries from 15 clubs competing on either a 5000m loop race or 1000m sprint race on Androscoggin River. 

  

Overpeck Summer Sprints will be held on  Overpeck Lake in Ridgefield Park, Leonia, New Jersey for  Master, Open, High School, Adaptive, Junior and Novice entries hosted by Bergen Country Rowing Academy. There will be 197 entries from 21 clubs on a choice of 4 lane 2000m course or 7 lane 1000m and 500m dashes. 

  

Methuen City Sprints will be held in Methuen, Massachusetts for Master, Open, HIgh School and  Junior entries hosted by Essex Rowing. There will be 247 entries from 36 clubs. 
 
 

 
  

In British Rowing, Warrington Regatta with a 620m course will be held Saturday 30th July 2016 in the  North West region hosted by Warrington Rowing Club.
  

Henley Town and Visitors Regatta will be held Saturday 30th July 2016 in the Thames region.  
  
In World Rowing, the 2016 Jersey Carteret, a 15 mile/27km coastal race for Senior, Lightweights, Masters, Under 23, and Para entries will be held today in Jersey, France hosted by Club d’Aviron de Mer de Barneville Carteret.
 

 The 2000m 2016 Lithuanian Open Championships continue on from yesterday in Trakai through tommorrow July 31. Senior, Lightweight, Masters, Junior and Para-rowing entries hosted by Lithuanian Rowing Federation on Lake Galve. 

  

And the Coupe de la Jeunesse continues in Poznan, Poland. 

Coupe de la Jeunesse 2016

  

Coupe de la Jeunesse 2016 will be held on Lake Malta in Poznan, Poland, today July 29 through July 31. Founded in 1985, the Coupe de la Jeunesse is an international 2000m regatta held every year for junior rowers. Italy won last year in Hungary, their 11th win at the Coupe de la Jeunesse. Great Britain has been victorious 12 times and France 8. 

  

Lake Malta

Located in the city of Poznań, at 52°24′9″N 16°58′15″E, Lake Malta is an artificial lake flowing out of the Cybina River. Lake Malta is 2.2 km long and 0.46 km wide with a surface area of 0.64 km². Average depth is 3.1 m, and at most 5 m deep. Lake Malta, a.k.a. Maltański Reservoir, was man-made in 1952 by damming off part of the Cybina River. The lake is named for the Knights of Malta. Lake Malta is sited on land given to the Church of St. John of Jerusalem Outside the Walls, a.k.a. Kościół św. Jana Jerozolimskiego za murami by Duke Mieszko the Old in 1187. The property was outside the protective walls of his medieval castle. Lake Malta provides one of the most revered European rowing venues in the Malta Regatta course established in 1952 holding many World Cup events. 

 

Great Quotes and Boats

  

“I don’t for a moment think I am any braver or better than anybody else. This is how I attempt to explain what gives me the strength to do what I do; when that thunderbolt of an idea first hit me and inspired me to row across oceans, it filled me with a sense of purpose so strong that it overcame my fears. Even when boredom, frustration, fatigue or despair threatened to overwhelm me, it was that powerful sense of purpose that kept me going.”

-Roz Savage, Rowing the Atlantic: Lessons Learned on the Open Ocean.

Another Steamy Summer Day for Regattas

Yesterday was a scorcher for sure and I hope today is a little less steamy, a bit more shady and a lot more stealth for pulling water! 
 
 USRowing Southwest Regional Masters Championship will be held today on Lake Merritt in  Oakland, California. USRowing will host 423 entries from 33 clubs.
 
 2016 Row for the Cure – Portland/Vancouver, a very important cause and row will be held on Vancouver Lake in Vancouver, Washington hosted by Station L Rowing Club. There will be 92 entries from 12 clubs. To donate check HERE.
  

The Twin Cities Juniors Sweeps will be held today on Bryant Lake, Three Rivers Regional Park, in Eden Prairie, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Twin Cities Junior Rowing will host 75 entries from 5 clubs. 
 
 20th Annual Halifax Summer Regatta continues for another day on the Intercoastal Waterway, Halifax River in Daytona Beach, Florida hosted by Halifax Rowing Association
 
 Diamond States Masters Regatta will continue on Noxontown Pond, Middletown, Delaware hosted by Wilmington Rowing Center.

  

 In Canada, the ROWONTARIO Championships continue today at the Welland International Flatwater Centre South Course in Welland, Ontario hosted by ROWONTARIO/Welland Recreational Canal Corporatation.

  Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) Canadian Masters Championships continue for another day on Wascana Lake in Regina, SK hosted by Regina Rowing Club.

  

***CANCELLATION*** Burway Rowing Club has canceled the Burway Sprint Regatta, today, Sunday 24th July 2016 planned for the River Thames between Laleham and Chertsey. 
  

The Bewdley Sprint will be held Sunday 24th July 2016 in the West Midlands region hosted by Bewdley Rowing Club on the River Severn. 
  

In World Rowing, 2nd Barcelona International Royal Maritim Coastal Regatta, a 6k coastal race will head to finals continuing for another day in Spain hosted by Reial Club Marítim de Barcelona and Catalan Rowing Federation. 

Best wishes to all! Stay stealth, keep cool and hydrate! 

Phila Youth Regatta and More

Halifax River in Daytona Beach, Florida

It’s going to be another hot one today as competitors take on high temperatures as they pull water. Take care to hydrate with plenty of water, drink electrolytes like Gatorade and find some shade when possible. 

 
 

Philadelphia Youth Regatta will be held in Philly on the Schuylkill River hosted by Schuylkill Navy. There will be 672 entries from 54 clubs. All races have changed from 2000m to 1500 due to the predicted high temperatures. Races will also start from stake boats and the starting platform in a lighting system to avoid waiting in line on such a hot day. 
  

Michigan Club Invitational Regatta will be held today on Argo Pond in Ann Arbor, Michigan hosted by Ann Arbor Rowing Club. There will be 245 entries from 29 clubs. 

Sunflower State Games Regatta will be held today on Lake Shawnee in Topeka, Kansas, hosted by Topeka Rowing Association. There will be 39 entries from 3 clubs.   

 

20th Annual Halifax Summer Regatta will be held today July 24 2016 to July 24 on Intercoastal Waterway on the Halifax River in Daytona Beach, Florida. Halifax Rowing Association will host 382 entries from 30 clubs. 

 
 Diamond States Masters Regatta will be held on  Noxontown Pond in Middletown, Delaware for Master entries hosted by Wilmington Rowing Center.
 

 In Canada, the ROWONTARIO Championships will take place today, July 23, 2016 to tomorrow July 24, 2016 st the Welland International Flatwater Centre South Course in Welland, Ontario hosted by ROWONTARIO/ Welland Recreational Canal Corporation. There will be 725 entries from 33 clubs.
  
Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) Canadian Masters Championships will be held July 23, 2016 to July 24, 2016 on Wascana Lake in  Regina, SK hosted by Regina Rowing Club. There will be 206 entries from 17 clubs. 

  In British Rowing, the Falmouth Regatta will be held today. 
  

Staines Boat Club will host the Staines Amateur Regatta in the Thames Region today.

 
 St Neots Rowing Club will host St. Neots Regatta today on River Great Ouse, St. Neots today.
  
Bewdley Regatta, otherwise known as the Mug House Sprint Eights will be held in the West Midlans region on the River Severn in Worcestershire in the Georgian town of Bewdley. This is a 40 second sprint hosted by Bewdley Rowing Club.
And, Home International Regatta will be held in the Western Region today. 

 
 

In World Rowing, 2016 Barcelona International Royal Maritim Coastal Regatta will be held in Spain hosted by Reial Club Marítim de Barcelona and Catalan Rowing Federation.  This is a 6k coastal race that will be held over the next two days, July 23 to July 24.
 

  

Good luck to all and remember to hydrate and to stay in the shade as much as possible! 

Regattas Continue

 

Vintage poster for Molesley Regatta circa 1920s

 
Regattas continue as they always have for another day today, Sunday July 17, 2016. This year marks the 150th anniversary for Molesey Boat Club, established 1866 in Nottingham, England. In celebration, the regatta will follow the original race course. 
  

Club National Championships finish out their fifth day with finals in Bethel, Ohio for  Open, Collegiate, High School, Adaptive and Junior entries hosted by USRowing
 
 My favorite, Moose Nugget Regatta because you really know it’s summer when there’s outdoor rowing in Wasilla, Alaska! Anchorage Rowing Association hosts Master and Junior entries today with finals on Lake Wasilla. 

  

In Canada, Cascadia Masters Championship continues for another day in Burnaby, BC for  Master and Adaptive entries hosted by Cascadia Regatta Association on Burnaby Lake.
  

In British Rowing, the British Rowing Junior Championships  will continue for another day toward finals in the Thames region. 
 
 Molesey Junior Regatta will be held on Sunday 17th July 2016 hosted by Molesey Boat Club in the Thames region. 

 

In World Rowing, 2016 Czech International Masters Regatta,  a 1000m regatta will be held in Trebon, Czech Republic hosted by Czech Rowing Association.

Best wishes to all! 
 

Moose and Regattas

   

 Moose and regattas oh my! It must be summer if there’s rowing outdoors in Alaska!

  

Moose Nugget Regatta 2016 will be held today and tomorrow on Wasilla Lake in Wasilla, Alaska for 125 Master and Junior entries from 3 clubs hosted by Anchorage Rowing Association. The 1000m race course begins at Newcomb Park on Lake Wasilla. 

 The 21st Kennebec Row 5K will be held today in Skowhegan, Maine for 32 Master, Open and  Junior entries from 6 clubs hosted by Maine Rowing Association. The race course for singles and doubles of racing shells, recreational shells and alden ocean shells will run  5000m. The first stretch flows downstream from the Kennebec Banks Rest Area for 2500m turning around two orange BEMA buoys to finish back upstream. The overtaking boat will have the right of way forcing the overtaken boat to the outside. Bow balls and bow clips are required and life jackets and heel tie-downs or other quick release foot gear is recommended.

  
  

Club National Championships continue in Bethel, Ohio for Open, Collegiate, High School, Adaptive and Junior entries hosted by USRowing

 
For heat sheet check HERE. 
  

In Canada, St. Catharines Invitational will be held in St. Catharines, Ontario for 257 Master,  Adaptive and Junior entries from 18 clubs hosted by St. Catherines Rowing Club on Martindale Pond. 
Also in Canada, the  Cascadia Masters Championship will be held in Burnaby, BC for 443 Master and Adaptive entries from 30 clubs hosted by Cascsdia Rowing Association on Lake Burnaby.

  

 
The British Junior Rowing Championships  will be held over the next two days in the Thames region in Nottingham.
  

Molesey Amateur Regatta will be held in the Thames region today, July 16. This is the 150 anniversary for the Molesey Boat club, established in 1866. 

  

In World Rowing, the 2016 Open Baltic Sea Championships continue to finals today  in Lithuania. The regatta is a 2000m head race for Senior A, Lightweights, Master and Junior entries hosted by the Lithuanian Rowing Federation on Lake Galve in Trakai. 
The 2016 Czech International Masters Championships will be held today and tomorrow in the Czech Republic.  The 1000m regatta for Masters is hosted by the Czech Rowing Association.
Best wishes to all! 

2016 USRowing Club National Championships and More

  

USRowing Club National Championships will start today and continue through July 17 in Bethel, Ohio for 1,554 Open, Collegiate, High School, Adaptive and Junior entries from 102 clubs on Harsha Lake hosted by USRowing. Since this is an Olympic year, the USRowing National Championships with elite events will also compete this week during the USRowing Club National Championships. There will be 79 events in the U17, U19, Intermediate, and Elite/Senior categories with over 1,800 competitors and 1,550 boats.  

In Oklahoma today, OKC Riversport Erg Challenge will be held in Oklahoma City hosted by OKC Riversport

Best wishes to all!