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.
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.
The CBC pair of Bridget Galloway and Sophia Greco beat Spain to win the B final at the 2021 Junior Worlds Championship in Bulgaria. The pair won 7th place overall. Congrats Bridget and Sophia!
Representing the U.S. in the Women’s B Pair Finals, Sophia and Bridget took first place, edging the Spanish team by two seconds and the third place Swedish team by over twenty seconds. You can see the race results (and the qualifying heat results) on the World Rowing website.
The CBC Novice team won the Novice Point Trophy at the Northeast Regionals held at Fish Creek in Saratoga New York on May 15-16. The Novices took first place out of eight teams competing for the Novice Point Trophy. Congratulations to the Novices!