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CBC Rowers Win Silver and Bronze Medals at 2022 Youth Nationals

cbc pairs medal

Connecticut Boat Club rowers took silver and bronze in pairs (2-) at the US Rowing Youth National Championship in Sarasota Florida. This is the first time that CBC took two medals in the same event.

CBC rowers Sophia Greco, of Norwalk, and Emily Knapp, of New York, NY, won a silver medal in the women’s youth 2- event, and Caroline Kranz and Annika Nelson, both of Darien, won a bronze medal in the women’s youth 2- event. CBC also qualified in three other events at Nationals and placed 4th place in the women’s U17 4x event (Caitlin O’Mara of Darien, Maddy Dodge of Darien, Sophie Bell of Darien, and Miya Lee of Wilton).


CBC at the 2022 Northeast Regionals

CBC team at the 2022 NE regionals

The Connecticut Boat Club varsity, novice and development teams had a great weekend at the Northeast Regional regatta in Lowell Mass. on May 21-22, 2022, with seven boats qualifying for Nationals and several Novice boats medaling.

You can view the results of the races at Herenow.

CBC rowers qualified for Nationals in a variety of races, including:

  • V2- (with two boats qualifying)
  • V4-
  • V4+
  • V4x
  • U17 4x
  • U16 4x+

Let’s go CBC!


CBC Success at Saratoga Invitational 2022

CBC Saratoga Invitational 2022

The Connecticut Boat Club once again participated in one of the premier Spring sprint rowing events in the Northeast — the Saratoga Invitational. This year’s Invitational was held on a beautiful spring weekend with perfect racing conditions.

CBC raced a variety of boats in different events. Some athletes competed in three or more events each day.

The result was a number of podium finishes. Every athlete who was healthy and able to compete earned a medal (with some athletes bringing home four or five medals).

The CBC team capped off a great weekend with a dominating performance by the Junior/U17 8+ which won in a very competitive field. A picture of the finish is shown below.

You can view the results of all the races here.

Next up is the Northeast Championships in Lowell Massachusetts on May 20-22 (see the CBC rowing events page).

Go CBC!


Spring Racing Season is Starting

It’s spring time. Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming… and rower’s thoughts are turning to racing! In particular, since it is spring, the CBC team is getting ready for sprint racing! We have enjoyed a few scrimmages against teams in New Jersey and now are ready for sprint races with competitive events schedule through April, May and June (check our rowing events page for details).


Spring Rowing Has Arrived!

CBC spring rowing

While it is still a bit chilly out, the Connecticut Boat Club girl’s rowing team is excited to be training on the water again! The CBC team has had some great days on the Norwalk River and look forward to an exciting Spring rowing season.

Now is a great time for new rowers to learn about the CBC learn to row and development rowing programs.


Winter Training Program

winter-rowing

Now is the perfect time to join the CBC Winter Training Program!

The CBC winter training program offers a wide variety of strength and skill building sessions for all levels of athletes. You do NOT need to be a current team member or even have rowing experience to join the winter training program. The winter 2022 program lasts until the first week of March 2022 and new athletes can join at any time.

The Connecticut Boat Club team uses two indoor facilities for training, providing an opportunity for all athletes to develop their strength, endurance and athleticism while we are off the water. The goal of the winter training program is to allow team members to enter the spring racing season measurably stronger and more confident in their overall athletic skills.

We use the CBC boathouse in Norwalk Connecticut to focus on building a strong cardio base. We row and bike indoors at the facility and run one of several loops along the Norwalk river.

We also train at Dynamic Athletics in Darien where we focus on strength and agility training. All of our training puts a high standard on technique and injury prevention.

Throughout the winter, CBC athletes can track their progress in:

  • The weight room
  • Their times on the erg, bikes and running trails
  • Flexibility and agility
  • The ability to complete “new” skills (rope climbs, handstands, splits, hurdles, box jumps, etc.)

CBC’s winter program is open to female athletes in 6th-12th grade. The programs include 2-6 day a week schedules tailored to each participant’s experience level.

The Competitive Program trains 6 days a week (Monday through Saturday)

CBC’s Development Team trains 3 days a week (Monday, Thursday and Friday).

The Connecticut Boat Club takes great pride in how we have handled COVID-19 while continuing to train. Ask Head Coach Liz Trond how we do it, and how you or your daughter can participate in the winter program by calling or texting her at (203) 843-8177 or by emailing the club at: ctboatclub.events@gmail.com.


CBC at the 2021 Head of the Charles

Connecticut Boat Club sent four boats to the 2021 Head of the Charles head race in Boston October 23-24. A CBC alumnae eight also participated. The team had a great time and enjoyed some excellent competition at this classic fall head race.

The Varsity 4+ boat placed 6th out of over 80 boats in a highly competitive field. The Women’s Alumnae Eight re-qualified to participate in 2022 and the Youth 8+ entry narrowly missed taking first place in the U17 category.

The 2021 Head of the Charles featured thousands of athletes. This year’s event was held on a beautiful and sunny weekend with great racing conditions. Photos of CBC participation in the event are below.


CBC Rowers Medal at Head of the Housatonic

Senior Sophia Greco wins rowing 1x at Head of Housatonic

Connecticut Boat Club sent a number of rowers to the Head of the Housatonic on October 9, 2021 to compete against area teams. This race was the first major race in the Fall season for the CBC rowers and the team was excited to be racing again.

All of the CBC boats finished with solid showings. Senior rower Sophia Greco won the 1x Junior Women race by almost a minute and a CBC boat with four sophomores and a senior coxswain placed third in the 4+ Junior 2V women’s race. Race results for all heats can be viewed here.

The next race will be the prestigious Head of the Charles in Boston, where 5 CBC boats will race.


Novice 8 at Head of the Riverfront

CBC Novice Race

CBC’s Novice team enjoyed their first taste of competition at the Head of the Riverfront in Hartford, taking 6th place out of 18 teams competing.

See the race results at the official 2021 Head of the Riverfront regatta results website (the CBC team competed in the Women’s Junior Novice 8+ final at 4:20 pm).


CBC Parent Day 2021

Parents of Connecticut Boat Club rowers joined the CBC team this weekend to experience what its like to learn to row from Coaches Liz, Jim and Pierrick.

The parents also participated in a “Mock Regatta” and learned how to set up, use and tear down the CBC parent tent. Everyone had a great time and we are looking forward to the next regatta!