August 26, 2007

A bit of a butt kicking

So yesterday was our final regatta of the season. The way they did it was to rank the teams based on their previous race times and then set up brackets of 8 teams. The good news was that we were ranked 8th overall out of 32 teams – which for a team with several novices on it is really, really good. Hell for an all experienced team 8th is good! But the bad news is that the 8th seed in a bracket had to race the #1 seed. So we had to race the top team at the boathouse. They practice every day - we practice once a week, they are all experienced rowers who have been doing this for years – we have half novices and half people who did this one other year. Their average race time beat our fastest by a full 20 seconds.

We were the Jamaicans and they were the Swiss – We didn’t have a chance at winning but hey, our team is alot more fun!

So our start was awesome and we pulled ahead right off the line:
Regatta #3

And we were smooth and fast and balanced:
Regatta #3

But then their experience kicked in and they started to pull ahead:
Regatta #3

And it was all over from there. We finished with a time of 2:31 which is very close to our fastest (2:28) and which is certainly a respectable time.

They rowed under a 2:15.

We weren’t embarrassed but we definitely got our butts kicked. Oh well. There’s always next year!
Regatta #3
Top row: Jackie, Andy, Pat, Matt, Kirsty, Debbie. Bottom Row: Erin, Gavin, Matt, Jeanne, Dexter.
Also I want to thank both Katie Tee of Anodyne and Andi of Hooked on String who have both nominated me as a Rockin’ Girl Blogger!


I’m supposed to nominate 5 more people now but honestly just I can’t choose. There are so many great blogs out there by so many different and interesting people…. And well… you all rock!

9 comments:

  1. Congrats on the Rockin' Girl Blogger award! Too bad about the regatta - yeah, there's always next year!

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  2. How fun, I'm sure you guys had a blast anyway, right?

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  3. Congrats on the RG blogger. You totally deserve that one!

    Hey, I think you guys did GREAT in the regatta. I mean, seriously! Y'all only practice once a week. You guys rocked it!

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  4. Oh yeah, and BTW, hubby and I have already set the DVR for Anthony Bourdain's visit to Cleveland on Monday night. I can't WAIT to see what he found and had to say!

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  5. woo hoo, you guys should all be damn proud of yourselves!

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  6. great job on the race and woohoo on the rockin' girl blogger nomination - i second that emotion : )

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  7. I think the regatta sounds like fun. Breaking teams out in brackets like that is always unfortunate for someone.

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  8. Regatta sounds great. : ) Next year - for sure!

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  9. Congratulations on your nomination! You are rockin'! Great job at the regatta!

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