Status Update for Youth Spring and Adult Session 1 Classes March 11, 2017

NBC Rowing 2017: Youth Spring Program March 27-May 19      
Times Days Start/End Boats REG OPEN TTL
3:30-5:15 PM Mon-Fri 3/27-5/19 Youth Adv. Sculling 12 2 14
3:30-4:50 PM Mon-Thu 3/27-5/19 Youth Barge Zephyr 5 7 12
3:15-5:15 PM Mon-Fri 3/27-5/19 Youth Coxswains 2 2 4
3:15-5:15 PM Mon-Fri 3/27-5/19 Youth Int. Sculling 1 5 3 8
5:00-6:15 PM MonWed 3/27-5/3 Youth Int. Sculling 2 0 6 6
5:00-6:15 PM TueThu 3/27-5/3 Youth Int. Sculling 3 4 4 8
5:00-6:15 PM MonWed 3/27-5/3 Youth Novice Barge 1 0 0 0
5:00-6:15 PM TueThu 3/27-5/3 Youth Novice Barge 2 4 8 12
3:30-5:15 PM Mon-Fri 3/27-5/19 Youth Sweeps (8+) 6 16 22
             
Session 1 Adults March 27 - May 5        
Times Days Start/End Boats REG OPN TTL
p5:30-6:45PM MonWed 3/27-5/3 Adult Adv. Sculling 1 4 4 8
a7:15-8:30AM TueThu 3/27-5/3 Adult Adv. Sculling 2 3 4 7
a8:30-9:45AM TueThu 3/27-5/3 Adult Adv. Sculling 3 0 8 8
p5:30-6:45PM MonWed 3/27-5/3 Adult Beg. Barge 1 0 8 8
a6:00-7:15AM TueThu 3/27-5/3 Adult Beg. Barge 2 3 9 12
p5:30-7:00PM TueThu 3/27-5/3 Adult Beg. Eight  0 10 10
p5:30-7:00PM MonWed 3/27-5/3 Adult Beg. Zephyr 1 1 7 8
a6:00-7:15AM TueThu 3/27-5/3 Adult Beg. Zephyr 2 1 7 8
p5:30-7:00PM MonWed 3/27-5/3 Adult Beg. Zephyr 3 0 0 0
a6:00-7:15AM WedFri 3/27-5/3 Adult Beg. Zephyr 4 0 0 0
a6:00-7:15AM WedFri 3/27-5/3 Adult Exercise Barge 0 12 12
p5:30-7:00PM TueThu 3/27-5/3 Adult Int. Eight 2 10 12
p5:30-6:45PM MonWed 3/27-5/3 Adult Int. Sculling 1 1 7 8
a6:00-7:15AM TueThu 3/27-5/3 Adult Int. Sculling 2 0 0 0
a6:00-7:15AM TueThu 3/27-5/3 Adult Int. Sculling 3 1 7 8
a8:30-9:45AM TueThu 3/27-5/3 Adult Int. Sculling 4 1 7 8
a6:00-7:15AM TueThu 3/27-5/3 Adult Int. Sculling 5 0 0 0
a7:15-8:30AM TueThu 3/27-5/3 Adult Quads (4X) 1 3 3 6
a7:15-8:30AM TueThu 3/27-5/3 Adult Quads (4X) 2 0 10 10

Brigid Kennedy Takes First in Belgian 5K Head Race February 27, 2017

Brugge, Belgium/February 26: Brigid Kennedy continued her “Have Oars Will Travel” Odyssey through Europe with another win in at a long distance regatta, this time racing on a Belgian canal in the 5K Brugge Boat Race. Brigid took first place in the Junior Women’s Single Event with a time of 22:54.11, a little more than 1:40 ahead of the second place sculler, Frieda De Clerck Manon, one of the members of the host club, K.R.Brugge. Accompanying Brigid was her proud dad, Bob Kennedy.

Brigid rowed in a 34-year old Empacher single appropriately named “Pieter De Conick.” This single was a bit tipper than her flyweight here at home, but obviously that was not a problem. Bob wrote the following: “The canal has a slight current as the water flows north to toward the North Sea at Ostende, which is only 15K away through a set of locks. The rowed against the current. The temperature was mostly 48-50 degrees with 5-7 mph cross tail wind with a few typical Flemish sprinkles thrown in.” There was also a very low bridge in the approach to the warmup area and start, which required a super long laybacked glide.

 This was a great month for Brigid: officially acclaimed as NBC’s all-time mileage champion for one year of almost constant rowing and setting a new World Record 10K Record for 17-18 year old women. She is a senior at Moses Brown School and the family are very active NBC members. Congratulations to all!

Here are the times: 1. Brigid Kennedy (NBC-USA), 22:54.11; 2. Frieda De Clerck Manon (K.R. Brugge), 23:14.95; 3. Paulien Colpaert Luca (K.R.N.S. Oostende), 23:22.56; 4. Aline Tant (Brugse TR), 23:26.88, 5. Maaike Defloor (Brugse TR), 24:09.92; 6. Maite Peters (Antwerpse R.V.), 24:23.85; 7. Marthe De Bruycker (K.R. Brugge), DNF-AB.

NBC Breaks All-Time Mileage Record; Brigid Takes Top Mileage and More; Other NBC’ers Won Awards, too! February 22, 2017

Providence/February 17: With 103,401 miles as the total, the Narragansett Boat Club has rowed far beyond any of its previous 179 years. In addition, while 2015 was the first year that the women outdistanced the men; in 2016 the women swamped the men by 11,182.1 miles. Some of that was due to the youthful Brigid Kennedy, now a senior at Moses Brown, who has overhauled Richard Lownes’ 1989 record of 2,503 to become the individual all-time mileage champion with 3,535.6 miles. This translates into almost 9.7 miles per calendar day throughout the year. In addition, she did almost all of this rowing in a single, as did Richard. To top off this record, Brigid passed up this year’s CRASH-B Championships and decided in moment of physical boredom at the NBC boathouse to set the Concept 2 Certified 10K World Women’s Lightweight Record for 17-18 Year Olds with a time of 40:29.1. Coach Peter Wilhelm proudly presented Brigid with her official Concept 2 certificate.

Those were also many other laudable achievements of 2016 that were the highlight of NBC’s Annual Awards Party held in the Ira Garber’s spacious studio. Additional mileage makes received their medals: among the other women were Joan Martin, silver (2,234.9), and Amy Abbot, bronze (2017.1). For the men the mileage champions were Bjorn Sandstede, gold (2,208); Toby Satterthwaite, silver (2,169.6); and Mitch Berkson, bronze (1,878.2). It’s also important to note that 20 women rowed over 1000 miles versus 16 for the men…not that anyone is competing, of course.

The NBC Sculling Champions were Jack Luby for the men and Brigid Kennedy for the women. This is probably the first year that both awards were won by junior scullers. Luby is now a freshman at Harvard, so Peter Wilhelm, his coach, proudly accepted medal. Brigid very ably collected yet another award on her own. These two awards go to the man and woman who do the best in the top sculling events of the NBC two regattas (Mayor’s Cup; Sweeps and Sculls).

The Marguerite Chadwick Award is presented to the Outstanding Masters Sweeps Oarswoman who is selected by her peers because of her ability to contribute to her team's general enjoyment of rowing, her ability to consolidate and inspire her team's effort in competition, her individual effort and improvement, and her overall endeavor to strengthen her boat's teamwork. This year’s honoree is Susan Faase.

The C. P. Williamson Sculling Award is presented annually, by a Board of Governors’ vote, to the sculler who both successfully competed at the Head of the Charles and whose good sportsmanship embodies the spirit of C. P. Williamson, one of the key NBC members who helped keep it going through the 60’s and 70’s. Being fastest or first is not necessarily part of the criteria as noted above. This year’s honoree is John Duke.

The Moser Award is presented to the person who has provided outstanding service to the Boat Club. This award is also determined by the Board of Governors. This year’s honoree is Amy Abbot who, in addition to plying many miles on the Seekonk, and coaching various rowers and scullers, has successfully kept our fleet of boats in action through diligent maintenance and constant care. The mileage rowed by the members does not include the miles that are also accumulated through the development program.

The NBC Tool Man Award (a mounted faux sterling silver vice grip) is a special presentation and thank you given by Captain Eric Watne to Pete Evans. Pete is magnificent in finding ways to repair damage to boats that Amy can’t fix. Thanks to Pete numerous boats were repaired here in our boathouse or over at his plant. This reduced down time for the boats, but more importantly, Pete gives the boats the restoration they deserve. 

President Chris Bardt could not be present for this event, but Dan Gorriaran ably stepped in to highlight the individual and collective achievements of the Boat Club. He was enthusiastically assisted by Carol Browning, who is now the longest running Vice President in NBC history. The climax for the evening, though, came when Dan showed his latent skill as an auctioneer by successfully parlaying the #2 oar slot in the boathouse as a spot worth more than just a modest one-year payment for the sculler who doesn’t want to search for his/her oars. The winner of that auction for the second year in a row was Daniela Roop.

But, the major achievement was the friendly, but earnest and captivating battle for the parking spot just to the right of the front gate. This required at least a 15-minute tussle of bids with Kit Wise as the winner. After all, as Dan said, this could be a historic year since, if the road is moved, the spot will no longer be available for parking that close to the boathouse. Who knows, we may even install a stone marker to memorialize forever the name of Kit Wise as the last owner of this highly valued parking space. 

Many thanks to Kim Worrell who organized this special event and to all the NBC members who contributed main meals, desserts, drinks, and their time who helped to make this a fun and very meaningful event. 

 

2017 CRASH-B SPRINTS: Aidan Novis and Katie Dolan Lead the Way for NBC February 13, 2017

Boston/February 12: This was the 36th annual gathering for what has become the World Indoor Rowing Championship, otherwise known as the CRASH-B Sprints. While it is a competition among many different rowers for throughout the US and the world, it is ultimately a quest for each rower to get his/her best time with a very competitive atmosphere. Go to www.row2k.com and you can find a short video link to the 2016 competition that gives you some idea as to what is it all about.
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Aidan Novis and Kathleen Dolan were the leaders for the NBC and Bay View men and women rowers. Congratulations as well to Richard Gaitskell and Jean Lambert who were tops for our masters. (If there is anyone missing from the list below, let Albin know.)
As noted in www.row2k.com on February 13, the CRASH-Bs “...were run against a backdrop of a chaotic weekend of weather in Boston, where the second blizzard in three days blew through outside BU's Agganis Arena during the competition. Fittingly for the time of year, even though the weather outside was frightful, the erging inside was, if perhaps not delightful, typically hard and fast.” The top racer for the Open Men was Polish National Team athlete Bartosz Zablocki in a time of 5:45, with second place Pavel Shurmei of Belarus finishing in 5:47.8. For the Open Women, Olena Buryak took top honors with 6:33.0, considerably faster than Australia’s Georgie Rowe’s time of 6:40.4. These rowers and more were definitely in the stratosphere of erg competition.
36th CRASH-B Sprints - Boston University - Agganis Arena
Below are our NBC and BVA Results. Congratulations to all!
Name Evt Description Time Place
Richard Gaitskell 38 Vet Men Heavy 50-54 07:30.4 35/41
Helen Bodell 58 Vet Wmn Heavy A 50-54 08:16.9 9/14
Eva Goodman 60 Vet Wmn Heavy B 55-59 08:28.0 8/17
Jean Lambert 61 Vet Wmn Light B 55-59 08:10.5 2/4
Kari O'Driscoll 80 Senior Wmn 40-49 08:42.2 35/39
Aidan Novis 82 Junior Men Heavy 07:19.0 125/156
Michael Kiselev 83 Junior Men Light 07:23.6 136/190
Kathleen Dolan 84 Junior Wmn Heavy 07:29.6 25/191
Porta Gaitskell 84 Junior Wmn Heavy 07:50.7 78/191
Jillian Lee (BVA) 84 Junior Wmn Heavy 07:59.4 107/191
Emma Vieten 84 Junior Wmn Heavy 08:13.0 131/191
Kate Rubino (BVA) 84 Junior Wmn Heavy 08:19.9 145/191
Chloe Michalopoulos (BVA) 84 Junior Wmn Heavy 08:40.3 175/191
Emily Dolan 85 Junior Wmn Light 08:23.6 68/106
Hannah Glucksman 85 Junior Wmn Light 08:36.3 78/106
Gaelyn Dwyer 85 Junior Wmn Light 09:03.8 96/106
Give us a call at 401.272.1838, if you need more information. You can also learn more about us at www.RowNBC.org.

NBC Indoor Rowing 2017 Starts January 3 January 2, 2017

The real secret to moving boats in the spring is to resume rowing in January. Continue your development by powering our indoor rowing machines starting this week. You will learn how to apply all the power you have in your body so that you will fly across the water.

Register now for indoor rowing classes. Click on this link: Indoor Rowing Application. We still have a seat for you, if you have not registered already. Most adults will be rowing in the morning with either Tony or Albin.

For the afternoons we will have Amy Abbot, Lisa Evans, and Grace Ryan. All of us look forward to working with you! Register now so you can bond with one of our ergs, which are now equipped with brand new PM5 monitors! If you have questions, call at 401.272.1838.

Merry Post-Christmas Season and Happy New Year!

Register now. Follow the steps in the Indoor Rowing Application. Adults and Teens will use the same form. Beginners will learn how to use all of their leg drive to spin the wheel. Experienced rowers will continue working on their stamina and concentration.  

Session 1 - Weeks

NBC Indoor Rowing: January 3 – February 25, 2017 Eight Weeks $160

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Brigid Places 4th in SilverSkiff Regatta in Turin November 12, 2016

November 12/Turin, IT: Brigid Kennedy really enjoys racing in Italy. In March, 2015 she won the Italian Sculling Challenge held on Lake Orta outside Milan. This weekend she placed fourth in another 6000m event, this time at the SilverSkiff Regatta in Turin. Brigid finished with a time of 48:16:21, less than nine seconds away from third, but over 1:54 ahead of fifth. Here are the official top five finishers: 1st Teuta lea Stojakovic (Croatia), 47:29:58; 2nd Giovanna Schettino (Italy), 47:34:93; 3rd Benedetta Faravelli (Italy), 48:07:782; 4th Brigid Kennedy (USA), 48:16:21; 5th Silvia Crosio (Italy), 50:10:69. There were nine other scullers in the event, five from Switzerland and five more from Italy. Congratulations to Brigid and her family! This was no simple regatta trip.

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