Textile Regatta Update
For many years NBC has taken great pride in developing outstanding scullers from the Junior ranks and this was proven again at the Textile Regatta. In the Women’s Junior Double, Narragansett had a spectacular second, third and fourth place result being only bested by an excellent crew from Great Bay Rowing. Pacing the NBC boats was the double of Maleah Weaver and Alison Gorriaran with a time of 18:16, they were followed closely by Margaret Czech and Lucy Handy with a time of 18:19 and Celeste Derry and Emily Regan in 4th place with a time of 18:51.
The NBC girls 4x (Fiona Eves, Grace Ferrara, Gaely Dwyer, Caroline Esposito) finished in the top half with a time of 17:49. They'll be fighting for a medal next Sunday on Quinsigamond at the NE Championships. Two of the four are hoping to cox in the college and the other two have their sights on rowing sweeps.
In the Men’s Junior Lightwight Single, Luc Gaitskell rowing in only his second 5K out-paced the field by over 20 seconds; his time of 17:14 would have been competitive in the Men’s Open Single. Following Luc, with a strong row in 4th place, was Jack Silver with a time of 18:28 and finally, with a time of 22:41, 13 year old Morgan Haisman finished in 8th place. Beaming with pride and all smiles after the race, Morgan declared his goal was to beat one rower. He did, and no slouch at that. His future in the single is bright—congrats, Morgan!
In the Women’s Open Single, recent Lincoln School graduate and long-time NBC sculler, Portia Gaitskell won her first open competition with an excellent time of 18:07. Not to be out done, Portia’s former boat mate and Lincoln 1V stroke, Delaney Bernier, won the Women’s Lightweight Single in a time of 18:56.