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Update: New Year, New Opportunities

Following up on Olwen’s post from a few days ago, regarding the results from the Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints last weekend. First of all, congratulations to all of those who participated and have been getting faster by logging in their meters this winter.

As mentioned, Potomac Boat Club won the 2017 Team Award with a final score of 297 points. The main composition of these points are attributed to the following medals: 28 gold, 13 silver, and 5 bronze. That said, I would like to point out that everyone who competed contributed, since PBC has always had a tremendous presence at this event every year. I also wanted to briefly recognize Alexandria Community Rowing, who got second place with a score of 254 points. They proved once again to be great competitors, and definitely walked away with a decent collection of medals as well.

Doing our part, each person in the High Performance […]

Erg Sprints results!

Dear PBC,

Ergs don’t float, but that didn’t matter last weekend.

Major wins and great representation at Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints.  Sorry for any spelling errors. Please alert me to any inadvertent omissions.

Here we go:
Aidan Wrenn-Walz 16th (out of 130+) in the Junior Women 20 min row

Kirsten Spittel 1st in the Open Women 30 minute row

Greg Gillinger 2nd in the Senior Men 30 minute row

Greg Love 2nd in the Veteran B Men 30 minute row

Chuck Selden 1st in the Veteran C Men 30 minute row

Bill Kostoff 4th in the Veteran C Men 30 minute row

Cal Sutliff 1st in the Veteran F Men 2K

Dana Perrone 1st in the Veteran D Women’s 2k

Fred Hathaway 4th in the Veteran C Men’s 2k

Jayne Lytel 1st in the Veteran C Women’s 2k

Nick Holland 1st in the Veteran B Men’s 2k

Greg Gillinger 1st in the Senior Men’s 2k

Harold Garon 4th in the Senior Men’s 2k

Olwen […]

Good Luck at ERG Sprints

Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints, the first regatta of the year, is taking place this Saturday at TC Williams High School in Alexandria.  Come by and cheer: no kidding it’s actually an excellent spectator sport.  

Best of luck and fresh legs to the men’s sweep, club scullers, high performance scullers, smack-talkers, freelancers, pirates, mercenaries, and Washington and Lee High School on Saturday as they battle with the numbers.

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

Olwen for race times and other useful information

Jen Forbes and I will be there selling PRSF calendars 🙂

New Year, New Opportunities

Dear PBC Membership,

Welcome to 2017 and our first update of the new year! If you are reading this, then you have survived Inauguration weekend and the subsequent river closure that luckily ends tonight. Another very notable and important event (of course) was the Women’s March on Washington, which was attended by every member of the High Performance Program and many others from Potomac Boat Club.

We would like to start off the new year’s update with an event that was broadcasted by Kirsten Spittel on January 21st. We are titling it The Red Buoy Banquet, in honor of those who thrive on competition, but also have a lavish taste for the spoils of war. While not ruining the mystery surrounding this event, I wanted to spill a tiny secret for those who are thirsty to attend. The menu laid out for this event will not only be served, but also […]

Key Bridge Rehabilitation Project

DC has initiated a two year rehabilitation project intended to maintain the structural integrity of Key Bridge and reduce further damage from continued deterioration and aging.

To learn more click here.

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Sam Stitt: Wrapping Up 2016

As we near Christmas and the New Year, I wanted to reach out to you one last time with an update to wrap up the 2016 season. Not only do we have a recap of the HPP/Social Committee’s Christmas Bash, but also some toasty results from the 5th Annual Full Ham Triathlon, hosted by the PBC Men’s Sweep Team.

I would also like to take this opportunity to include a great stocking stuffer this season, for those of you who are like me and plan to be more organized as a New Year’s resolution for 2017.

With another successful Bash in the books, PBC stayed true to form with spiked eggnog (thank you Santa!), 12 Days of Christmas on repeat, Santa riding in on his German engineered sleigh, decorating ornaments in the Belly Button Bakery, and tons of toys donated to Toys for Tots in the spirit of Christmas. We were […]

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    View and Order Inaugural Potomac River Sports Foundation Calendar Now!

View and Order Inaugural Potomac River Sports Foundation Calendar Now!

After working furiously we are pleased to present the Potomac River Sports Foundation Calendar.  The order was placed last night, and should arrive in the next week. We apologize for the delay: we almost bit off more than we could chew!

Thanks everyone who provided photos – your work is credited in the calendar – and moral support, and a HUGE thank you to Jen Forbes for burning the candle at both ends to get the final layout squared away.  Without her, this project would not have happened.

We have made a modest order of 100 calendars, and will be selling them for $25 apiece.  We hope to be able to raise over $1000 for the PRSF, as well as providing some year-round rowing inspiration to our community!

To preview the calendar, please click on “See Project”, and then click the rather small “view” button when the link opens (it should work, but if […]

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PBC Holiday Party, Sunday (12/4)

Just a few more days until the PBC holiday party! Santa’s elves have been hard at work planning the festivities for you and your family to enjoy.

Potomac Boat Club Holiday Party
Sunday, December 4th
1 – 4 pm ET

Activities: Eggnog toasting, chuckling with friends new and old, cookie decorating, a special appearance by Santa and his reindeer, and a round or two of merry caroling.

Attire: Ugly sweaters (recommended), traditional holiday garb, PBC red, etc.

What to Bring: unwrapped toy donation for Toys for Tots

We hope you’ll join us this Sunday to round out the year with a little festive cheer.

Spiritedly yours,
PBC Social Committee & the High Performance Program