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Now for something a bit different…

Two months later…. First erging session since the fracture rib. 4 x 4:00 at easiest damper, lower rate. Slightly tender from time to time but nothing unbearable or warning. A good sign. I couldn’t resist a few full pressure strokes. … Continue reading

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Gobble, Gobble: A Bunch of Turkeys at the Head of the Giblet

The Fluidesign 4x is ping-ponging down the course: left, right, left, right. The starboard oars have whacked two buoys, jarring the rhythm, and there’s a turn approaching. The glasses are fogging; it’s hard to judge the distance. And still we ping-pong, … Continue reading

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To Yield or Not to Yield? Racing the Hooch

  Thank goodness for wigs, because this year’s Head of the Hooch was beyond frigid. After a sleepless night on a charter bus, my juniors’ team arrived up to quickly declining weather. Clouds and winds rolled in as I finished rigging the … Continue reading

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The Hooch just got real

The rowing stars align Our entry for the Head of the Hooch in Tennessee was touch-and-go. First wait-listed, then accepted with a “ghost” entry as we knocked our heads against our oars thinking of who could be our number four. Do we … Continue reading

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Head Race Rowing Training

Two “Rowing Bucket List” items have been achieved since my last post. I rowed in a pair, successfully, without flipping, and in a relatively straight line, and I began coaching for the Sarasota Scullers Youth Rowing Program. Now that the … Continue reading

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Rowing After Vacation

The wind kicks from the west as three sculling boats skim the lee shore followed by a motor launch and an echoing megaphone. To the silver boat: “That’s perfect! Whhooooosh! Whhoooosh!” To the white boat: “Use those long arms for leverage. … Continue reading

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Mud, Buoys, and Handicaps: The Sarasota Invitational Regatta

I have attended four of the five Sarasota Invitational Regattas (I missed the first one because we were hunting for a place to live, ironically, in Sarasota) and this year’s SIR was the first one with GREAT weather.  Sunshine, 70s, … Continue reading

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