12 Results for year: 2018

Fall Club Meeting 2018 Recap

On Thursday Nov 29th club members gathered in Avon to discuss the past year, club updates and plans for 2019. It was a great to see everyone and meet some prospective members. Registration is currently open for our winter training programming which includes both a Beginner/Learn to Row sessions as well as Experienced. ... More

Rower Connection: Janice Wingo

How did you find the sport of rowing? Or did it find you? As a freshman in college in 1980, the women’s crew coach approached me at registration and asked if I would be interested in joining the crew team. So rowing found me! The thought of learning a new sport was intriguing but intimidating. I did not act on his ... More

Tie Those Boats Down: Strap Etiquette for Boat Safety

What is the correct way to tie boats down? This a question many people may have but never ask. Sometimes it's quicker to just get it on the rack, throw the strap at the boat and run to your car. Would you leave all your car doors open over night on a city street? Probably not! Care of the boat in all aspects of its use - ... More

Eagle-Eyed on Rainbow Reservoir

The Nor’easters are (hopefully) over, the docks are in, and many crew teams are taking their first strokes of the spring season. But rowers aren’t the only ones who are enjoying the warmer weather. At Rainbow Reservoir in Windsor, members of Farmington Valley Rowing Association are fortunate to share the water ... More

Comfort With The Unknown: Sculling for The Hesitant Sweep Rower

For rowers at colleges or masters clubs who place a huge emphasis on sweep rowing, sculling might be seen as a foreign activity or one that you only practice when you are otherwise unable to row in bigger boats. Why would I want to be alone in a boat? Isn’t this a team sport? What if I flip? While these are all valid ... More

C.R.A.S.H.-B. Sprints 2018

Why would anyone pay $35 and drive 4 hours to/from Boston in order to do a 2k race?  Well, I decided to find out! After hearing so much from everyone about this great race, I finally got my chance to try it on Sunday, Feb 25th.  This year’s race was a little subdued compared to prior races (or so I heard) as the World ... More

Pre and Post Workout Fueling: Carbs and Protein for A Faster and Stronger You

When you’re working out on a regular basis, no matter what the workout is, feeding your body properly makes a huge difference in your success. It’s not just the meals you eat throughout the day but when you eat them and what you eat in between, if at all. My coach in college was especially adamant about 2 things, ... More

Boat Profiles: Kris Karlson & The FVRA Women’s 8+

The FVRA 2002 Vespoli women’s 8 is a part of rowing history. The Kris Karlson ’85, affectionately referred to as “The Kris”, is named after World Rowing Cup/World Rowing Championship medalist and Olympian, Dr. Kristine Karlson. Kris Karlson was a 4-year collegiate sweep rower with Williams College. She ... More

A Change of Scenery Through Cross-training

A wise coach once told me that medals are “won in the winter, and picked up in the spring.” While this may be motivating right after the fall season, several months of erging indoors can bore even the most dedicated rower. Ideally, with spring just around the corner, many of us are in our “rowing-specific ... More

Why Choose Rowing?

Written By: John Greaser Tired of looking in the rear view mirror of your life?  If so, become a different you and take up rowing. Have you ever asked yourself the question, why do people row (scull, crew); or more specifically, why out of all the possible movement disciplines consider rowing as an option.  I ... More