01 April 2009

KP Varsity Rowing Team to Compete in Around the World Regatta

The Varsity Rowing Team will compete in it's most ambitious race to date, entering the Men's Varsity 4 team in this summers Around the World Regatta.  A first of its kind, the race will start at this years Dad Vail Regatta, and if all goes well finish during the 2011 Head of the Charles Regatta.  Kings Point seems to have many natural advantages over the other entries, including a celestial navigation requirement for coxswains, and stops in ports familiar to many Kings Pointers including- Felixstowe, Port Said, Djibouti, Dubai, Kaoshiung, Diego Garcia, and a special sprint race through the Panama Canal.  Coach Hartwick says "I think our team has what it takes to go the distance.  The waterfront staff has really worked hard to prepare our new Ocean-going Monomoy for what will be the longest TM ever, even working in special anti-piracy measures never before seen on a Monomoy built in 1943."

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Anonymous said...

From...Julie Rohloff, Ft. Collins, CO