22 December 2008

Snow, Wind, and no Water

The Steppingstones
Walking under Crowninshield Pier

The Supports for Crowninshield


No Water...

Winter has come to Kings Point (and most of the country.) 50 Knot winds, snow, ice, and super low tides today at Kings Point.

21 December 2008

Waterfront Staff Spend a Snowy day at the New York Boatshow



An annual tradition for the Waterfront Staff is a trip to the New York Boatshow at the Javits Center.  This year due to the economy and the weather we had the show almost to ourselves.  While talking to some of our suppliers and friends is alway a highlight, the hit of this years show was without a doubt Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel.

17 December 2008

Wrapping Up a Tough Year


As many of you know this has been a tough year for Kings Point and the Kings Point Waterfront. Our funding has dried up on several levels and from several causes, and our hard working and dedicated staff has been faced with uncertainty as we go through what has proved to be a difficult process of transitioning them to government employment. We have tried to get through these issues with minimal impact on our Midshipman- these are not their problems and they deserve the best training, facilities, and activities that we can provide. The Waterfront Staff and Coaches have pitched in with amazing dedication to help make that happen. Alumni and friends of the program have chipped in with countless hours of work -Jeff, Dan, Jon, Peete to name a few- and I'm not talking about taking a Saturday to sail with Midshipman. These guys assembled two Maxi yachts (one of them twice) and transported them by land and sea over 5000 miles helping KP to Finish First in two of the Worlds most prestigious yacht races. The Waterfront Staff spent many days and weekends underway as well- bringing boats from as far as New Hampshire. Its not any group that can jump on any kind of boat that has been stored for years and get it ready for sea in a few hours, but Richie and his ever eager crewmates are never daunted by a challenge. While I'm on a roll here another group that kept a bright face and an amazingly positive outlook to share with the Midshipmen were the Waterfront Officers- Joe, Brad, and Tamera- you three did a great job running the show. Last and certainly not least, without Ralf and the Sailing Foundation things would be much bleaker- the USMMA Sailing Foundation has been our program's lifeline, extending its resources while still growing to keep KP Sailing afloat. With the issues we have faced we still managed to provide great opportunities for training and underway experiences- here are some events and stats to put the year in perspective-

Events- Offshore
Acura Grand Prix Regatta- Miami, FL
Farr 40 World Championship Regatta- Miami, FL
Newport to Bermuda Race- Peregrine and Defiance
Chicago to Mackinac Race- Genuine Risk and Defiance
St. Lawrence Seaway to KP- Genuine Risk

The Offshore Sailing Team traveled over 7000nm this year on overnight or multi-day offshore voyages.

Events- Power Squadron
Support for Dinghy Team Nationals- Newport, RI- Liberator and Mariner
Support for Crew Team Mystic Coastweeks Regatta, Liberator and Maximon
Many voyages to Hudson Canyon for Tuna
Hudson River Trips
VIP Trips

279 Trips in all for over 1300 Hours and over 15000nm underway!

In addition our Dinghy Team Qualified for Nationals and our Rowing team had one of their best seasons ever with great performances at the Head of the Charles.


We are not out of the woods yet, and Spring will be a tough season, but with your continued support of our Midshipmen and our programs there should be brighter times ahead.


Chris Gasiorek
Sailing Master

15 December 2008

Admiral Worley joins Waterfront Team Members for Annual Holiday Cruise

Admiral and Mrs. Worley joined members from all of the Waterfront teams for an underway tour of New York Harbor aboard Liberator, followed by a Holiday tour of Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Station, and Central Park. The Harbor tour was narrated by Mr. Jack Putnam, historian and tour guide from the South Street Seaport Museum in New York, who also hosted the vessel for an overnight stay.




Liberator and Crew docked at Pier 16 in Lower Manhattan.

Admiral and Mrs. Worley at Rockefeller Center
with M/N Branning, Henden and Webster.


Admiral Worley with the Statue of Liberty







Tourguide Jack Putnam discusses the history of New York Harbor from the Pilothouse of Liberator.

08 December 2008

Genuine Risk goes to Baltimore

Genuine Risk made a cold and hopefully temporary visit to Baltimore last week, for maintenance and storage. She may be heading south for part of the winter season.

Genuine Risk with Reserve Ro/Ro's Cape Wrath and Cape Washington behind.
Mike Dybvik '10 prepares for Arrival

CDR Gasiorek, Dave Culver, M/N Mike Dybvik, and Mike Hurlahey keeping warm



25 November 2008

Getting Ready for Winter

It has been wet and cold at Kings Point, and the staff has been hard at work getting the boats and basin ready for winter. Here is the Waterfront Family working hard before Thanksgiving.
Derek in the Crew Office


Mary taking care of business

Rick smiling


Ralf selling sails


Rob winterizing Ten and Ten

Jackie and Jerry towing Dottie J to the lift


Johnny putting About Face on the blocks


Chip getting the Sonars ready for storage



Rich staying dry

27 October 2008





UNITED STATES MERCHANT MARINE ACADEMY
KINGS POINT ROWING
Head of the Charles Regatta– The Fall Rowing Classic
October 18-19, 2008 - Regatta Results


VARSITY MEN’S FOUR PLACES 3rd IN THE NATION AMONGST DIII CREWS


CAMBRIDGE – The Kings Point Varsity Men’s four-man crew continued its successful ways as it finished 6th overall in the Head of the Charles Regatta and 3rd overall amongst the top Division III institutions in the nation.
The Head of the Charles Regatta is the largest rowing event in the world. In this years forty-third running of the regatta, 19 countries were represented by 8,500 competitors and cheered on by nearly 300,000 spectators. College crews travel to Cambridge from forty states in the nation to determine the fall champions. Each of the four Kings Point crews met stiff competition as they raced in categories that included crews from Division I, II, and III.
The crew of Coxswain Romulus Cirone ‘10, Stroke Bradford Webster ’09, 3- Erik Henden ‘09, 2-Steven Jones ‘10 and Bowman Mike Stocko ’10 set a strong pace through the early stages of the race when it was fighting for the lead. In a repeat of last year’s competition, the top three crews destroyed the previous race record by nearly a half minute as the conditions of fast tailwinds were ideal for setting new records.
Despite rowing a nearly flawless race the crew still just short of winning a medal as they did last year. Division I Michigan completed the three miles in 16:26 to capture first. Kings Point’s time of 17:12 is a best-ever fastest time for Kings Point at this Fall Championship. Based on last years performance, Kings Point started in the 2nd spot and although no crews passed them, some of the crews in the middle of the pack were able to post faster times.
Finishing 30th in the same event was the crew of Coxswain Robert Kaldenbach, Stoke - Norman Hilliard ’12, 3 - Adam Kroupa ’12, 2 – Russell Marihugh ’10, Bow – Luis Achurra ’12. Under the skillful direction of Kaldenbach, the crew of mostly of Novice Plebes carved its way to their best time of the season and a fine performance amongst the best competition in the nation. The crew completed the three mile course in 20:06.
Another fine performance was recorded by the Men’s Varsity Eight as Kings Point entered the Collegiate Men’s Eight event for just the second time. Lead by the motivating voice and fine steering of Coxswain Jonathan Gardner, the crew rowed its way through the five bridges and hairpin turns while holding off crews that nipped at its stern. The crew of Coxswain Jonathan Gardner ’11, Stroke- James Sanwald ’11, 7- Sam Diedrick ‘10, 6- Frank Osborne ’12, 5- Drew Ruff ‘12, 4-Patrick Waller ‘12, 3-Connan Ingham ‘12, 2- Thomas ‘Grey’ Gambill ‘12, and Bow - Jeremy Tunstall ’10 clocked a 17:00 and finishing 34th amongst the best 38 teams in the country. Coach Hartwick seemed pleased with the crew’s performance. “They are a young crew with five plebes and three of those having just learned how to row this fall. They rowed a gutsy race and it was the best race of their season. I believe they have tremendous potential for the future.”


The Varsity Women’s Four had their fastest race of the fall season in the Collegiate Four race. The crew of Coxswain William Walls ’12, Stroke – Anna Simons ‘12, 3- Kacey Rohloff ‘12, 2- Ali Anderson ‘12, and Bow – Jessica Willey ‘12, finished 30th of 34 crews overall. The crew’s time of 21:50 was the second best time the Kings Point Women’s team for this 3 mile race course. The crew has had a terrific season with strong performances in many of the local fall competitions. “They are a young crew with all five crew members having just started rowing this fall; they are going to do great in the coming years” commented coach Hartwick.


Regatta Results Online:
http://www.hocr.org/results/results.asp

Regatta video:
http://www.nesports.tv/archive.php

2008 Head Of The Charles, Day 1
(USMMA Men’s Four First four @ 3:34, 2nd four @3:42, Women’s four @3:53)
2008 Head Of The Charles, Day 2
(USMMA Men’s Eight @ 4:42)

Windy Race Day


The KP Dinghy Open and Manhasset Bay Fall Series put last weeks windy practice to good use, as it was blowing the dogs off thier chains in Long Island Sound on Saturday!
video

23 October 2008

Windy Practice Day











A great day of fall sailing on the sound-

22 October 2008

Midshipman Safety Seminar Day


Safety on the water is our number one concern at the KP Waterfront. With so many diverse vessel types underway in all conditions we are constantly training our midshipmen in safety at sea topics. To bring the subject to 3rd class and Plebe Midshipmen the Upper class has developed a Safety Seminar that is taught to the underclass as an intro and refresher into our safety culture.

video

21 October 2008

109 Midshipmen For Waterfront Picture Day

It's hard to get the members of all Waterfront Programs together at one time- Dinghy, Rowing, Keelboat, Power Squadron, Offshore- I'm sure we missed quite a few, not to mention those out to sea.

20 October 2008

Kings Point Sailor Attend Morning Light Showing


Out to support M/N Chris Branning's acting debut at the New York Opening of the Morning Light Movie, Kings Point Sailors gathered outside the Marquee at the Roslyn Theater. Reviews from the Kings Pointers were positive......with cheers at Chris' every appearance on screen.

15 October 2008

Navy Day Regatta


Kings Point Varsity Rowing
United States Merchant Marine Academy
Navy Day Regatta – October 11, 2008
Team results


Kings Point Rowing had a strong day of performances on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia at the 23rd annual Navy Day Regatta on October 11. The team brought home a second place, one 6th place and two seventh places finishes in very tight competition amongst Division I, II and III teams including Navy and Army.

The regatta was created as a way to commemorate the founding of the U.S. Navy. This competition was the team’s last preparatory race prior to competing next weekend at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Cambridge, MA .

While the team did not bring home medals, each crew put forward their best performances of this fall season and prepared them for the final fall regatta. The competition included many of the best Mid-Atlantic colleges. With daylong sunshine and only a slight breeze, the crews had nearly perfect conditions for fast times over the two and a half mile race course.

The Men’s Varsity Four started the day off for Kings Point with a fine performance in the Collegiate Four event. With only thirty seconds separating the top 6 crews, the crew of Coxswain Romulus Cirone ‘10, Brad Webster ’09, Erik Henden’09, Steven Jones’10, and Mike Stocko ‘10 finished a close 6th to Div. I teams Rutgers, University of Pennsylvania and Temple. Kings Point was the top Div. II/III crew in the race. The event winner, Rutgers University clocked a 14:45 to Kings Point’s 15:17. This crew is hoping to again finish in the top three when it represents Kings Point at the prestigious Head of the Charles regatta next weekend. Since it finished 3rd of the best 31 crews in the country at last years regatta, it will be starting in one of the prime spots for this years race.

The Kings Point Varsity Women’s Four of Coxswain William Walls ‘12, Anna Simons ’12, Kacey Rohloff ’12, Ali Anderson ’12, and Jessica Willey ’12 had to race in a higher level competition than their level of rowing experience but race they did and had their best performance of the season in finishing second to a much more experienced Loyola College. Competing in the more challenging race of the Women’s Club event, this crew of Novices held their own as they clocked a 20:46 compared to the event winner Loyola’s time of 18:30.

The crew of Robert Kaldenbach ‘11, Norman Hilliard ‘12, Adam Kroupa ‘09, Steven Jones ’10 and Luis Achurra ’12 finished seventh in the Men’s Club event. The crew rowed hard but was not able to catch the event winner, Penn Athletic Club; known as a stong team that develops rowers for the U.S. nation team. Kings Point completed the 2.5 mile course in 18:17. This crew will take on the best Division II and III crews in the country next week in Cambridge, MA.

The crew of Coxswain Jonathan Gardner ‘12, James Sanwald’12, Sam Diedrick’10, Drew Ruff ‘12, Frank Osborne ’12, Patrick Waller ’12, Connan Ingham ’12, Thomas Gambill ’12, Jeremy Tunstall’10 finished 7th in the Men’s Collegiate Eight event. In just their first race as a crew the quick time of 15:02 bodes well for next weekend when this Kings Point crew will represent the academy at the Head of the Charles Regatta. The event winner Loyola finished in 14:06. The competition was tight as 7 crews finished all within 30 seconds. “We were hoping to finish in the top five but I think that with a good week of training, the crew will be ready to do well at the Charles” said Head Coach Derek Hartwick.

The team heads to Cambridge, MA for the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta on October 18-19. Four Kings Point crews will be vying for top honors on the twists and turns of the Charles River.

14 October 2008

Power Squadron Training Cruise Visits Boston and Martha's Vineyard


What better way to spend Columbus day weekend that 46 hours underway aboard the T/V Liberator- with great watchstanding and conning experience along the way. With beautiful weather and stops at the Boston Coast Guard base, and The Tisbury Wharf company in Vineyard Haven it was an enjoyable trip for all.

06 October 2008

Cruising the Hudson In Class



The Hudson River is famous for its history and scenery, so what better way to see both than from Kings Point's 1968 Pacemaker. Ten&Ten made the voyage from Kings Point to Kingston, NY this weekend, with practical training in boat handling, river navigation, and traffic management in NY Harbor. It was great trip- and Kingston provided us a warm welcome to their town.

About Face Finds the Fish- Again

The About Face crew left the dock at 1700 Friday for the fishing grounds 100nm offshore in hopes of repeating their earlier success this year. Arriving at the tip of the Hudson Canyon at 0530 the rods were set in the dark hoping to catch the early bite. The first fish did not come until 0900 which was a 50lb albacore tuna. We continued working our way down the east wall of the canyon towards an area known as the 1002. Arriving there around 1100 we found a large pocket of warm water and worked this area for the afternoon boating 1 yellowfin and 6 more albacore, 3 of which were released. The rest of the evening was slow and at 1800 we pulled the lines and cooked a fresh yellowfin dinner as the rest of the crew prepared for the night chunking. Fortunately the seas were flat and we were able to drift off the edge of the continental shelf for the night and within 5 minutes of setting lines we had our first swordfish on. The fish was fought for nearly 20 minutes before the hook pulled and we lost the fish. The same happened to another sword hooked an hour later. Finally at 0100 Sunday morning we hooked up on a sword and boated a 75lber which was then released. Still hoping for a bigger fish the crew worked the rods all night long and finally at 0630 one of the sword rods took off and the fish was heading for the deep. The crew did all they could to try and stop the fish and after taking nearly 300yds of line in a matter of seconds the fish broke off. The crew re-set the lines hoping to get in on the morning bite and were able to land a 65lb Wahoo before heading back to Kings Point. The 350nm round trip was a great way for the 2nd, and 3rd classmen to review their seamanship skills before leaving for sea in November and for the two plebes onboard, it was a great introduction to small vessel safety, route planning, watch standing, and terrestrial and electronic navigation. The 7 person crew consisted of M/N Jordan Musselman 10’, M/N Scott McCormick 10’, M/N Nick Alexander 10’, M/N Pat Lowe 09’, Plebe Sean Brown 12’, Plebe Jeff Musselman 12’, and Graduate Nick Sullivan 08’.

Kings Point Rowing Textile River Regatta

Novice Womens Four William Walls, Anna Simons, Kacey Rohloff, Ali Anderson, Sarah Smith
Race Results
Textile River Regatta – October 5, 2008
Here are the race results of the Varsity Rowing team at the Textile River Regatta
.

1st PLACE Novice Men’s Four (1ST OF 9 CREWS)
3rd PLACE Novice Women’s Four (3RD OF 6 CREWS)
3rd PLACE Varsity Men’s Four (3RD OF 18 CREWS)
4TH PLACE Varsity Men’s Eight (4th of 10 crews)

It was a great team effort by all team members.
Gold medals won by the Novice men and bronze medals won by the Novice women and Varsity women.
The Men’s eight rowed well but fell just five seconds short of a bronze medal.

We had a great training session on the Head of the Charles race course in preparation for the regatta in two weeks.
We trained out of the Northeastern Boathouse. They loaned us the use of there facilities and launches. They invited us to come back again next year.

02 October 2008

Waterfront Whalers

Gerry and Johnny Harpooning floating dock foam for new dinghy dock construction.


Homecoming a Hit for Returning Sailors

Shawne Perkins '98 held for ransom up the mast!
Class of '98 Sailors at the helm of Genuine Risk

Under gray skies last weekend a large contingent of Alumni Sailors converged on the waterfront. On Saturday afternoon the Waterfront hosted the 3rd Annual "March-On, Sail-Off" Where Alumni Sailors head out on the sound instead of the football game. This years ride was the 90' super-maxi Genuine Risk. About 30 Alumni joined Midshipmen crew for a trip on the Offshore Team's flagship. Shawne Perkins '98 even volunteered to be hoisted up the 125' mast. His gracious donation to the waterfront was sufficient to allow his safe lowing to the deck. Thanks to everyone for returning- and you're welcome back any time.

23 September 2008

Shields Cup Commentary from Mike Dybvik KP' 10

The Shields Cup over the weekend of September 20-21st was somewhat of a success for the USMMA team. The crew of 8 had no experience on the Navy 44’s but, having heard of the legacy of these historic boats from teammates and coaches, by the first race the crew was well prepared to put the boat through its paces in any series of races. Focusing on speed and maintaining the momentum of the heavy boats became a major point for both the beats and the runs and at the end of the first race, with a finish of 2nd, the crew felt well prepared to push harder in the next races. The second race confirmed this and yielded a finish of 1st place. The final race of day 1 became a light air battle that, unfortunately for USMMA, did not yield the results they were looking for. USMMA had a tough start and ended up at the back of the fleet, but with the near flawless crew work and M/N Branning’s focused driving the team managed to claw its way to a 7th place finish. That put the team tied for points with California Maritime in 2nd place. SUNY had run away with the points and was in clear first.
Forecasts for day 2 were bleak with any race-able weather looking to be far off, but just before the 1300 cut off a light southeasterly filled in and the race committee blew the warning signal. Knowing that speed was still the name of the game, the engine was rumbling until 10 seconds before the preparatory signal at which point the jib was hoisted and the next four minutes were spent focusing on keeping the boat at max speed. Just after the one minute signal Coast Guard overtook USMMA to leeward and, after maintaining all their speed, the faster USMMA boat was set to crash right into C.G’s transom. USMMA ducked below C.G. and was unable to make it to the line with C.G. taking all their air. A brief press to gain speed and a tack onto port brought USMMA out to the right side of the course, where most of the boats ended up going. The breeze remained light all day and after an early tack in towards the center of the course did not pay off, the final two tacks of the beat were painful and slow in the diminishing breeze. The run was painful and slow and attempting to work up enough speed to overtake boats became an option that diminished more and more as the finish line approached. The final finish of 7th place was disappointing but the USMMA team returned to the dock with their minds already prepping for the Macmillan cup on the 25th of October. The overall finish of 3rd was admirable enough and made only sweeter as both Coast Guard and Navy were behind KP in the standings.
The crew consisted of M/N Ben Reavis on the bow, M/N Paul Hunsader on the mast, M/N Knut Erik Dybvik and M/N Josh Johnston covering the pit. M/N Logan Kolterman and M/N Derrick Cherico trimming the massive genoa with M/N Michael Dybvik on the mainsail and M/N Chris Branning at the helm.

22 September 2008

Kings Point Third at Shields Trophy- Wins Secretary's Cup Point vs. USCGA


Ten Service Academy crews turned up and persevered through 4 races in 2-8 knots of wind on the Chesapeake Bay aboard the Naval Academy's fleet of 44' sloops. PRO Gene Gibbons managed 3 races on Saturday in a light northerly and a strong ebb. SUNY and Kings Point mastered the conditions best, each earning a first and second in the opening 2 races. SUNY kept the mo going and overcame significant adversity to win race 3 while KP was forced to card a 7th. Cal Maritime exhibited their usual solid consistency posting a 3, 3, 5 to end the day in 3rd. The forecast for Sunday was not promising and glassy conditions greeted the competitors on the water. PRO Gibbons exhibited great patience in a long postponement and was rewarded with a very light sea breeze before the race start time limit expired. A short four leg course was set and the final race of the series got underway. There were a surprising number of position changes throughout the race as crews battled through wind voids and sail handling problems. Cal Maritime recovered from a poor start and chipped away at the leaders going on to win the race by a large margin. Coast Guard also came from well back to take 2nd while early race leader Mass Maritime slipped back to 3rd. SUNY had their worst race of the series spending much of it in the back half of the fleet. But heads up sailing and crisp boat handling allowed them to recover to 4th to ice the title by 4 points over defending Shields Champion Cal Maritime. KP suffered a poor start and could never recover, scoring a 7th and dropping to 3rd overall. Thanks to all teams for making the trip. It was gratifying to see the huge turnout of service academy teams competing! Next up at Navy will be McMillan Cup 25 & 26 October. A huge thanks to Gene Gibbons and his very capable crew on the RC and also to judges Maureen Mills and Angelo Buscemi as well as all the many other volunteers who helped make the regatta a success. Final Results: 1. SUNY 1,2,1,4 8 pts. 2. Cal Maritime 3,3,5,1 12 pts. 3. Kings Point 2,1,7,7 17 pts. 4. Coast Guard 5,7,4,2 18 pts. 5. Navy 6,8,3,5 22 pts. 6. Mass Maritime 7,6,8,3 24 pts. 7. Great Lakes Maritime 8,4,6,6 24 pts. 8. Maine Maritime 4,11,2,8 25 pts. 9. Army 9,5,9,10 33 pts. 10. Royal Military Academy 10,9,10,9 38 pts http://www.collegesailing.org/
by Jahn Tihansky 8:06 PM Sun 21 Sep 2008

19 September 2008

Waterfront Pics of the Week

We recieved about 5 calls about a vessel sinking / aground this week while we had Genuine Risk canted over to clean the bottom!
Who says the Kings Pointer can't make it to Flag Landing?

16 September 2008

Kings Point Rowing Victorious Over Coast Guard


Men's Varsity Four




The Rowing Team and Power Squadron traveled to Mystic, CT aboard the training vessels Liberator and Maximon. Watches were stood and the Plebes aboard for their first night at sea practiced terrestrial and electronic navigation as well as steering and engine room rounds aboard the vessels. A morning arrival and conning practice up the Mystic River brought the team to our dock at the Mystic Seaport Museum. The rowers practiced and had some time to explore the museum and watch an exhibition competition of Olympic rowing medalists. On Sunday the team competed- highlights below from Coach Hartwick-



ROWING TEAM WINS THE COASTWEEKS REGATTA – DEFEATS COASTGUARD

The Kings Point Varsity Men's team captured first place in the 2008 Coastweeks Regatta and defeated Coast Guard Academy in the process.
The Coastweeks regatta is held annually at the Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic Connecticut. Additionally, the team successfully completed some training on the training vessel Liberator as it was used for transportation to the regatta and for berthing the team while in Mystic. CDR Chris Gasiorek and the Power Squadron were instrumental in providing the support in transporting the team to Mystic.

The crew of coxswain- Romulus Cirone ‘ 10, Stroke- Bradford Webster ‘’09, 3 Seat -Erik Henden ‘09, 2-Steven Jones ‘10, and Bow- James Sanwald ’11, captured the second straight victory and the third in four years in the Men’s Open Four event. While the margin was nearly ten seconds last year, this year's top Kings Point crew struck gold by only the smallest margin. The rowing mariners clocked 7:30 for the 2000 meter course to Coast Guard's 7:31, the equivalent of only 15 feet over the distance of a one and a quarter mile race.

The other Kings Point entry rowed a good race but fell short of the medals as they finishing fourth. The crew of coxswain-Jonathan Gardner ‘11, Stroke - Jeremy Tunstall ‘10, 3 Seat – Sam Diedrick ‘10, 2 - Seat Russell Marihugh ’10, and Adam Kroupa ’09 finished in 8:23.

The crew of coxswain- William Walls ‘ 12, Stroke- Drew Ruff ‘12, 3 Seat – Frank Osborne ‘12, 2 – Seat Thomas Gambill ‘12, and Bow- Norman Hilliard ’12 rowed to a third place finish and a bronze medal in the Youth Four event. This was the first time that this Plebe crew has worn the grey and blue in competition. This was a nice start of what should be a great rowing career at Kings Point for these Plebes.

Also competing for the first time for Kings Point was the Women’s Varsity four of Coxswain William Walls ‘ 12, Stroke- Anna Simons ‘12, 3 Seat – Kacey Rohloff ‘12, 2 – Seat Ali Anderson ‘12, and Bow- Jessica Willey ’12. This crew failed to capture victory but had a great race considering that one of the crew members just started rowing less than two weeks ago.

This event included many local and regional rowers, in both racing and recreational shells. The previous day of racing included many 2008 Olympic athletes competing for the honor of the ‘fastest sprinter when they sprinted 400 meters for medals. Nicknamed “The People’s Regatta”, it is attended by hundreds of athletes, and all generations of rowers, from high school teams to master and veteran rowers.

The Varsity Rowing team takes next week off and then heads to the Harlem River in two weeks for the Head of the Harlem Regatta.


video