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9th May 2009

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3rd May 2009

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18th April 2009

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22nd February 2009

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

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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

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Press Release

Essex Wraps Up Season In Medals


Methuen, MA – May 17, 2009 – Rowers from Essex Rowing Club, Inc. had an incredible showing at this weekend’s Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships. The Girls’ First and Second Novice Eights won their events while both of the boys varsity boats advanced to the final.

The Novice events went to a’ heats only’ format this year with medals awarded on posted times. The Essex Girls’ First Novice 8+ cruised down the course in the first heat of Novice Eights and had open water on the rest of the field by the last 500 meters of the 2000 meter course. They crossed line in a time of 7:24.69 which was almost 5 seconds faster than the second place Maritime crew from the third heat. Several minutes later, the Essex Girls’ Second Novice 8+ rowed to victory by more than 12 seconds over the second place Hanover High School. The Eight crossed the line in a time of 7:48.55. The Essex Boys’ Novice 8+ faced a tough field and as the winds picked up, steering problems caused the Essex boat to collide with another crew. At the end of the race, the boys were excluded due to interference.

The Boys’ Second Varsity 8+ started off with an early heat on Sunday morning, placing first and advancing to the afternoon final. They crossed the line in a time of 6:27 more than 5 seconds faster than the second place Saugatuck Rowing Club. In the afternoon final, they crossed the line in second place. Their time was 6:30.02 which was less than 2 seconds behind first place Tabor Academy, and more than 2 seconds ahead of third place Community Rowing, Inc.

In Saturday’s heat, the Essex Boys’ Varsity 8+ took second place and advanced to Sunday’s Final. The field for the final proved to be a tough one, however, with the Essex Eight taking fifth place. The crew was less than 1 second over the fourth place Hanover Crew and almost fourteen seconds faster than sixth place Northampton Youth and Community Rowing. The crew finished in a time of 6:20.5.

In the heat of the Girls’ Varsity 8+ event, the Essex girls had their best piece of the year but it was not enough to advance to Saturday’s semi-final as they crossed the line in fifth place.

This year also marked the first that Essex’ subsidiary team, Andover High School, competed at the event. Racing was a novice girl’s four in the latter of two heats which, like the novice eights, issued results by comparing times across multiple heats. This was the second event for the Andover girls this season, after placing second at the Lowell Invitational a week earlier. This week the girls had an equally strong piece but a crab caught with about 450 to go dropped the crew from a tight second place into a solid fourth, also the position they held as they crossed the line. Their performance placed them sixth overall in their event, out of eleven.

The weekend’s events marked the end of Essex’ spring season, though several rowers will continue light training and compete locally at the Lawrence Celebration Regatta on June 28th.


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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Travis Gardner
Executive Officer
(978) 857.0199

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