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

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

Yoga-Inspired Stretches for Rowers

By: Kirsten Preskenis Do you have a New Year’s Resolution? Maybe it’s to lose a few pounds if you’ve over-indulged on sweets this holiday season (if you’re looking for inspiration, check out the article, ‘4 Tips to Build Winter Momentum’). If you’re a rower, you may be looking for ways to improve or spice up ... More

4 Tips to Build Winter Momentum

By: Katie Ouellette After a long and very cold holiday season jumping back into a solid routine of strength and cardio building activities can seem like a very daunting task. You might feel like there is no way to be saved from the endless piles of delicious pastries you couldn’t help but enjoy over the last month but ... More

Fall Race Results 2016

Congratulations to the FVRA Racing Teams for a great fall season. We were able to enter 13 boats over four races through out October which is up from 9 entries in the fall of 2015. Improvements were made over the season and we were able to share some first races with members from both the men's and women's teams. It was ... More

Race Recap – Derby & Festival 2015

Derby Sweeps & Sculls FVRA rowers gathered en masse at the Derby Sweeps & Sculls Regatta Saturday, June 6th in Shelton CT. FVRA participated in a record number of 12 races. The mixed master’s 2x finished 4th as did the men’s masters 1x, men’s masters 2x, the women’s masters 2x, the men’s masters 4+, and ... More