The Rio Crew successfully competed in another California regatta last weekend at the San Diego Fall Classic. Racing 13 entries in nine events, the Crew returned six medals, two of them gold! Both the Women’s and Men’s 8+’s took bronze, the Mixed 4x got gold, Men’s 4+ came home with the silver, the Women’s 4+ raced to gold, and one of the Mixed 8+’s brought home a bronze.
Bling is wonderful, but it’s the regatta and racing experiences that actually produce the rewards. We are proud of the novices who raced last weekend for the first time – and participated in a regatta, “Rio Style. ” Their enthusiasm and positive attitudes brought a little bit more style to the Rio party. We hope that this was the first of many Rio regattas for each of them - for all our sakes So, here’s a special “RIO RAH,” and CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NOVICE ROWERS: Leann, Abby, Sandy, Kari, Jessica, Cricket, and Judy.