Sunday, October 21st, 2007...9:53 am
A busy weekend
The third weekend in October is a busy one for rowers. The big news is of course the Head of the Charles, and this year Pete Cannia took it on in a single, though he rowed it as City of Tempe rather than as an Outlaw. The proprieters of this site are sure the much cooler Outlaw uni would have inspired him to finished at least a second or two faster. Nonetheless, he did well, finishing 43 of 68 gainst some of the best rowers the world has to offer. Full results are at the HOCR website.
The City of Tempe also ran the 6th annual Hothead regatta this weekend, to provide a competition venue for those who didn’t get into the HOCR or couldn’t travel to Boston. The regatta ran under typical blue Arizona skies.There were some issues with racing as Outlaws this year, due to USRowing rules (like many other small clubs, the Outlaws were unable to join USRowing as an organization member in 2007 due to high fee increases). Nonetheless, Outlaws participated in running and racing in the regatta. Results can be viewed at the Tempe website or on Regatta Central, and E Diethelm (a.k.a Spark eDesign) has published three large galleries of photographs, including images of most participants (and even a few ducks). You can view the photos here, here, and here. (If any readers of this site participated in the regatta and would like to provide a detailed report, please email it to us.)
On the Outlaws Abroad front, Ted and Paula participated this weekend in the Cornelis Tromp regatta in Hilversum, Netherlands. This is a big national regatta, with many former Olympians and current national team members in attendence, so the level of competition is high. The day was clear and calm but cold. Ted rowed with his partner Erik-Jan in a M2xB, finishing 7/8 among the B crews and 10/18 overall; Paula competed in a W4xB, finishing 3/5 among the B crews, 10/14 overall. Not bad given the level of competition. Results are here; HV is Heren Veteranen or Men’s Masters, DV is Damen Veteranen or Women’s Masters.