NAC Varsity Boat Gains Experience

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The Newport Aquatic Center boat at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston.

Exposure. Exposure. Exposure.

That is what the Head of the Charles was all about for the boys Varsity Boat from the Newport Aquatic Center. It was a weekend full of racing, team-bonding and fulfilling their rowers-world appetites in Boston.

The team placed 29th out of 78 boats, not exactly blowing every other team out of the water. And any race a team is going to want to win the whole thing.

“We didn’t do as all as we wanted to do,” said head coach Jeff Collett, “because we were pretty far off course from how we thought we were going to compete.”

Yet, the overall trip was still great for the eight varsity rowers, who worked extra hard to get there.

“Getting to be in a actual rowing city and culture was great for the guys,” said Collett. “ We got to watch the highest level of rowers race and show these guys their true potential.”

Feeling the energy from this trip will surely help them this Friday when then leave for Sacramento to race in the Head of the American.

This time the Varsity team will be taking different rowers so everyone gets to show their power and skill and a chance to compete.

Also coming up, on Nov. 6, is the NAC-hosted Newport Autumn Rowing Festival – a 4,500-meter course through Newport Harbor, open to team boats and singles. This is one of largest crew events on the West Coast.

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