January 18, 2013

Hello, Year of More Awesome

There is no arguing that our club had a Year of Awesome in 2012. Well, you could argue about it, but you’d sound a little crazy. […]
January 21, 2012

OS Stefanie Kozuszek reminds us what it's really all about

Tonight is the Rising Stars Dinner and Auction, an event to support the National Team and Olympic dreams of members of PBC’s Open Sculling Program.  Following […]
June 3, 2011

The Open Sculling Report for May

To learn more about Willy Cowles, this month’s contributor to the Open Sculling Program Report, please click here and scroll down.  You’ll find bios for the […]
December 30, 2010

Happy Holidays from PBC's Open Scullers! (Updated with pics!)

[Update: 12/30/10] Lucky us! Social Committee Co-Chair Camilla Durfee took a quick break from her busy holiday social schedule to send us the following photos taken […]
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 26, 2010

Official 2010 SHOP Results are in!!!

30th Charlie Butt Scullers Head of the Potomac - Official Results Event # 1A Men's Youth Single # BOW NAME CLUB TIME 1 7 William Downing […]
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 […]
July 14, 2010

Potomac's Results for Capital Sprints 2010

Capital Sprints is a challenge to say the least.  You really earn that killer end-of-the-regatta-BBQ just getting through the start.  Add wind, rain .. and God […]