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2009 Head-of-the-Housatonic Re-Cap

From Matt:

Hi Everyone,
Hope your weeks are going well! This past weekend the entire team traveled to Shelton, CT for Head of the Housatonic. For the varsity this was their second race of the fall season, for the novice it was slated to be their first, more on that later.
The AM racing had the girls racing in two 4’s placing 2nd (silver) and 12th out of 25 boats. The highlight of morning racing was the Boys strong performance in the 8’s placing 1st, 9th, and 20th of 36 boats!
The afternoon had the girls 8’s finishing 6th, 12th, and 15th of 26 crews. The Boys furthered their success from the morning racing with 2nd and 12th place finishes out of 26 crews in the Varsity 4!
Unfortunately the extremely rough conditions and strong headwind forced regatta officials to cancel all HS novice racing, but the novice squads gained an appreciation for the effect of weather on racing but gained valuable experience in regards to regatta atmosphere.
Next up is Head of the Charles for select Varsity crews, more to come on that later today or tomorrow.

–Matt

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