Open Water Rowing

No, ergs don't yet float, but some of us do, and here's where you get to discuss that other form of rowing.
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Re: Open Water Rowing

Post by PaulG » November 2nd, 2019, 9:27 am

Yankeerunner wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 2:18 pm
No, that wasn't the worst part. The worst was hearing the comments from the regulars that this was best rowing conditions ever at this race! What? It gets WORSE? I can't say that I thoroughly enjoyed it, but then again I can't say that I won't be back to try again next year. Especially since Anne Hird (Rhode Island rower and erger) has thrown down a challenge.

Highlight of the day was when I put on a borrowed life jacket and commented that I thought chicks might like the look. Immediately a slender, attractive, physically fit woman looked and exclaimed, "Oh, you are so HOT!" It made my day. Then she went out and beat me by some 13 minutes in the race. She was pretty darn hot herself.
Oh yes, it gets worse. Much Worse.

Here's Rick in his hot PFD.

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Re: Open Water Rowing

Post by PaulG » November 2nd, 2019, 9:29 am

Mother and baby boat.

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Re: Open Water Rowing

Post by PaulG » November 2nd, 2019, 9:31 am

Beautiful two person boat on the flooded marsh.

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Re: Open Water Rowing

Post by PaulG » November 2nd, 2019, 9:37 am

Getting the dories ready to go.

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Re: Open Water Rowing

Post by PaulG » November 2nd, 2019, 9:49 am

Surf Dories. Note the holes to let the water wash out.

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Re: Open Water Rowing

Post by PaulG » November 2nd, 2019, 9:51 am

I have some landscape format photos that are too wide to post. I'd appreciate it if someone could PM me with instructions on how to resize them in Google photos.

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Re: Open Water Rowing

Post by Citroen » November 2nd, 2019, 9:54 am

PaulG wrote:
November 2nd, 2019, 9:51 am
I have some landscape format photos that are too wide to post. I'd appreciate it if someone could PM me with instructions on how to resize them in Google photos.
Install GIMP. That's the cheapskate's version of Paintshop.

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Re: Open Water Rowing

Post by PaulG » November 3rd, 2019, 2:22 pm

Here's some more: Belle Fast and Selkie

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Re: Open Water Rowing

Post by PaulG » November 3rd, 2019, 2:26 pm

Spirit of Westport:

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Crouching Lion and Belle Fast

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Re: Open Water Rowing

Post by PaulG » November 3rd, 2019, 2:27 pm

Hauling the boats up on the flooded marsh.

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Re: Open Water Rowing

Post by Yankeerunner » November 9th, 2019, 11:30 am

Cyclist2 wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 7:06 pm
Yankeerunner wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 2:18 pm
I can't say that I thoroughly enjoyed it, but then again I can't say that I won't be back to try again next year.
Hey Rick; You forgot to mention the best part (of the race, not the scenery): Staying upright! Good job! Glad it was more fun than torture and that you'll be back.

I raced in a mixed double this year, and that was one of our primary goals, staying upright. It was definitely a challenge in a couple of races.
Haha. When I first mentioned on facebook that Paul had talked me into this race one of our rowing friends, Anne Hird, assumed that we were going to row a double. When she found out that Paul was sending me out alone she was appalled. But then she too was suitably impressed that I managed to stay upright. B)

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