February 21, 2014

PBC’s Sadie Quarrier and Lena Wang Save Bridge Jumper

February 20, 2-14 – Thursday morning, as Sadie Quarrier and Lena Wang prepared to launch a double from Potomac Boat Club’s dock, they were startled by […]
October 24, 2010

Potomac's 2010 HOCR Photos

Below are a few random photos taken on Saturday at the Head of the Charles Regatta (HOCR) 2010. [Click on an image to expand.] If you […]
October 21, 2010

Your chintzy, hastily thrown together viewing guide to the 2010 HOCR

People.  You know it.  And we know it. The Head of the Charles Regatta deserves much better than this from the Potomac Star. After all, Potomac […]
October 19, 2010

The Search for OBC's Shew Continues

The Occoquan Chase is usually a fun little tune up before our big Head of the Charles weekend, but spirits were definitely dampened by the news that Julia Shew, member of Occoquan Boat Club, had gone missing on Saturday afternoon. The course was changed a bit on Sunday so as not to disrupt the search that continued throughout the day for the fit 64 year old experienced rower. Shew started rowing as an undergraduate at University of California at Berkeley. As a founding member of Cal Women's crew, she raced in the first women's national regatta sponsored by the National Women's Rowing Association held at Green Lake, Washington, in 1966. In 2007, after having been away for the sport for 40 years, Shew was encouraged to scull again by her instructor at Gold’s Gym in Lorton, also a member of the Occoquan Boat Club. She attended a sculling camp on the Occoquan Reservoir in 2008, and was well on her way to completing a goal of rowing 3,000 miles by her birthday this month. She planned on racing at the Chase on Sunday. Winds were high on the day Julia Shew disappeared. There is still no word on her whereabouts. Our thoughts and prayers are with her, her husband Karl, and her family and friends.
September 1, 2010

Potomac Masters make a run for gold at the border

From Camden to Canada, Potomac Boat Club’s most experienced this week head north again to St. Catherines, Ontario, for the 2010 FISA World Rowing Masters Regatta.  […]
August 15, 2010

Potomac's 2010 Masters Nationals Results

Masters National Championships 2010 had us thinking: Where is it almost always perfect rowing weather? Wherever it is, we want to live there.  Or at least […]
August 11, 2010

Making weekend plans? Let's go to MatNats!

[This is a retread of sorts.  What can we say? It’s Masters Nationals in Camden, again!  We have members saving people during practice. Juniors winning medals […]
August 10, 2010

PBC Men's Sweep Practice Becomes Rescue Effort

At 6:30 am, there was already too much traffic upstream and Potomac Boat Club’s Men’s Sweep Team wanted to get in a decent technical row before […]
August 8, 2010

Congratulations to Christina and the U.S. Junior Women!

Congratulations to Potomac Boat Club’s Christina Bax and the U.S. women’s eight on their silver at Junior World Championships! From USRowing, August 7, 2010: The second […]