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3rd May 2009

v. Bromfield - Methuen, MA
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18th April 2009

v. Wayland-Weston, v. Bromfield - Wayland, MA
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22nd February 2009

C.R.A.S.H.-B Sprints - Boston, MA
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15th November 2008

Merrimack Chase - Methuen, MA
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25th and 26th October 2008

Head of the Schuylkill Regatta - Philadelphia, PA
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18th and 19th October 2008

Head of the Charles Regatta - Boston, MA
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11th October 2008

New Hampshire Championship Regatta - Hooksett, NH
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5th October 2008

Textile River Regatta - Lowell, MA
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10th August 2008

Essex Rowing Duo Win Premier North American Event
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Press Release

Essex Novice Sweep In Lowell


Methuen, MA – May 9, 2009 – The Essex Rowing Club, Inc. Novices showed their strength today by winning all three novice eights races. The Essex Boys’ Second Varsity 8+ also won their heat and took home the gold. The Lowell Invitational took place in Lowell, MA and was sponsored by Lowell High School Rowing.

The Essex Boys’ Novice 8+ was in the first heat and took home top honors from their event, completing the 1500 meter course in a time of 4:38. The second place crew comprised of rowers from the Wayland/Weston Crew team crossed the line just 1 second later.

Next on the line for the Essex crews was the Girls’ First Novice 8+ and the girls crossed the line first with open water over the second place crew from Brookline. Several heats later, the Essex Girls’ Second Novice 8+ mediated the course, finishing first in their heat as well in a time of 5:09, leaving the second place Brookline B crew far behind with a 13 second margin separating the two.

In some of the later events of the day, the Boys’ Second Varsity 8+ also finished first in their heat. From the finish line, the race seemed as though it was a bowball to bowball fight to the finish. In the end, Essex crossed the line in a time of 4:26.6 with the second place Community Rowing, Inc. of Watertown finishing in a time of 4:27.1.

The girls’ Varsity 8+ from Essex finished fourth in their heat early that morning which prohibited them from advancing to the afternoon final. The Boys’ Varsity 8+ qualified for the final with a second place finish in the heats. Their time in the heats was the second fastest qualifying time of the morning heats. In the afternoon final, the Essex boys finished fourth. The Eight crossed the line 2 seconds behind the third place Lowell High School and 1.5 seconds ahead of the fifth place Hingham crew.

Also competing today were the Andover High School girls in the novice four. This was the girls’ first race of the season and they showed remarkable strength by placing 2nd among 6 crews. The girls were in a solid first place position before a remarkable closing by EO Smith pushed them into second. The girls had to fight another strong finishing spring from third place Arlington but beat them to the line for their second place position.

Essex rowers take to the water next weekend in Worcester, MA for the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships.


Essex Rowing is a private, not-for-profit organization, focused on advancing the sport of rowing. Founded in 2006, Essex Rowing trains youth and adult athletes from throughout the region from its Methuen facility along a nearly 8-mile stretch of the Merrimack River, between the Lawrence and Lowell dams. Since its inception, the club has introduced over 400 athletes to the sport of rowing and currently maintains a roster of over 130 middle school, high school, and adult athletes.

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