Speedboats!

The Charles Crews, Fall 2013
The Charles Crews, Fall 2013

A beautiful fall season saw speed boats right through the Navy! In the three races of the head season the top women's boat won both the Textile and the Snake and was 5th at the Charles. The Men's First was second twice and 6th at the Charles. Lightweight Men won at Textile and took third in the Open Division at the Snake, and competed with gusto to beat a couple of crews in the elite lightweight event at the Charles. And we had speedy novice crews as well. The Women's Novice Four sped its way to gold and silver at the Textile and Snake, and the Novice Men's Fours came second and third in Lowell, and then third in Worcester. We also boated a Women's Novice Eight which came fourth at the Textile and seventh out of twenty at the Snake!
Hard work and long hours translated to great speed this fall. For the third consecutive year we had both men and women in the top ten at the Charles, which is a great accomplishment. Coupled with the depth and speed of our novice pool, the Navy is looking very competitive for spring! So competitive, that while most of the Navy will be off the water after Dad Vail in May, we are pleased to be taking the women to England to compete in the prestigious Henley Women's Regatta in June! More speed to come!