We’ve never done so well at HOTO. The fall season definitely finished on a high note.
By comparing times, this year’s course looks to be about 5sec faster than last year for the men (due to wind gusts at the finish last year). The 2016 and 2017 courses were probably equal for the women. Our MV8+(a) was 49sec faster than last year, and we didn’t have a (b) entry. Our WV8+(a) was 64sec faster, and WV8+(b) was 10sec faster. Race times are here.
Videos (thanks to Coach Ian for the finish videos, Coach Gio for spotting our crews with binoculars, and Coach Katelyn for catching the 8s returning to the dock while we filmed) we took from shore are posted below. Sorry about the shaking; much of this is at maximum camera zoom. On both a-boat videos, there’s a long line of boats before we show up (men at 5:30, women at 3:45). It offers a perspective on what racing at HOTO is like.
MV8+(a) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0n4dgfsOAms
MV8+(a) finish – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dANwtKb4F4s
MV8+(b) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8cHIgy3Sto
MV8+(b) finish – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fhm_hGMnrJ4
WV8+(a) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sHTpLJcG3o
WV8+(a) finish – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PchJGord3TE
WV8+(b) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMVnENpkCBM
WV8+(b) finish – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejwH19VU5TY
Here are Lineups and Schedule. We are entered as Hampton Roads Rowing Club.
Physicals are being offered at Granby High School on Wednesday Nov 1st at 5 pm for winter and spring sports. Cost is $20 cash. Please bring filled out Virginia High School League physical form found below. https://www.npsk12.com/cms/lib/VA02208074/Centricity/Domain/721/High_School_Physical%20_Form-053117.pdf
Here are the 2017 HOTL Lineups. The race times are only an approximation. Final schedule might come out tomorrow. If you have any questions on your boat/seat assignment, feel free to ask. After all, the team’s #3 priority is teaching/learning. Don’t forget to have your costume suggestions ready by end of tomorrow’s practice.
Please support Granby Crew by eating at YNot Pizza on Thursday, October 26 and Thursday, November 9. Lunch or dinner … or both! Call (757) 624-9111 or visit http://www.ynotitalian.com/locations/ to order carryout or delivery. Or dine in at their Ghent location at 1517 Colley Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23517. Open 11 AM – 11 PM.
Granby Crew is looking for vendors for their Winter Bazaar on Saturday, December 16th. If you are interested, or know someone who might be interested, please contact Booster Club President Theresa Bartlett, firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking for any and all types of interested participants. Vendor fees are: $40 for 8’X6′ before November 25th, $45 after that date, and $65 for 16’X6′ before November 25th, $70 after that date. Thank you for helping spread the word.
Instructions for registering for Granby Crew can be found on The Right Form page.