Summer 2017 Fun
NVRC had a great summer starting with a Learn to Row class of over 16 students to a great showing at USRowing's Masters' Nationals. In addition to rowing on the beautiful Occoquan, the club traveled to Washington, Richmond, and Oak Ridge Tennessee. The trip to Tennessee even included some some solar eclipse viewing.
2017 Summertime Events
Learn to Row
Viriginia Boat Club Sprints
Occoquan Masters Sprints
USRowing Masters National Sprint Regatta: NVRC earned six medals (1 gold, 3 silver, and 3 bronze),finished 11th out of 127 teams, and 8th in the Club Points Trophy.
2 June 2018
After days and weeks of storms, the skies parted and all NVRC rowers - competitive, recreational, and novices took to the water for the first of the season Armada Days. The workout was followed by a pot-luck breakfast and a chance to catch up with teammates and friends - old and new.
Womens 8 celebrate their gold at Masters Nationals
2018 Master's National Team!
Relaxing at the tent at Stonewall Regatta
Novice womens 4's first race at Occoquan Memorial Sprints
Novice Mixed 8 races at Occoquan Memorial Sprints
NVRC vs NVRC for 1st place in Mixed 4 at Occoquan Memorial Sprints
Mixed 8 races to a win at Virginia Boat Club Sprints
US Rowing Masters Nationals 2016
Medals on the beach
Mixed F8+ pushing hard to capture bronze
Mens F8+ racing to silver
NVRC raced in 19 events this year with a record number of 23 rowers. Our friends from Oakton Masters, Prince William Rowing Club, and Occoquan Boat Club joined the NVRC racing program to train and compete at the race. We made a good showing at the regatta. Nine boats scored points in the regatta by getting into finals. Our best finishes were taking bronze in the Mixed F 8+ and taking silver in the Mens F 8+. Scoring 47 points, NVRC placed 32nd among more than 150 clubs that were represented at a tough New England Nationals.
Mens F8+ racing to silver
OMS Race Day 2016
NVRC raced four boats in the 2016 Occoquan Memorial Sprints (recently renamed from the Occoquan Masters Sprints) on July 10. Twenty seven different rowers raced for the club. Unusually strong headwinds made for an un-Occoquan like rowing experience and hectic starts.
Three of the four placed. The NVRC stars of the regatta were the Novice Mixed 8 boat which won their event, while the Women's 8 finished second (missing the win by a heartbreaking 1 second of age handicap). The Men's 4 finished third (getting bumped from second by age handicap – again by just 1 second). All boats demonstrated quality rowing and represented NVRC well on the river.
Novice 8 rowing up to the start
Relaxing at the NVRC tent
Mixed 8 rowing up to the start
NVRC Welcomes our Biggest Ever Learn To Row Class!
In late May and June 2016 NVRC welcomed our largest and most successful Learn To Row class ever! Sixteen people signed up for the class, which takes novice rowers from never having been in a boat to rowing by 8s in just 8 sessions. The novice rowers started out by learning the basics of the rowing stroke on the erg and honing their skills before venturing out on the water, and ended the program with a club potluck and some friendly competition with our current members.
Building on the success of the class, more than half of the group chose to sign up as full members of NVRC at the end of the program and even entered their first race, the Occoquan Memorial Sprints on July 11, where they won the Novice 8s event!
NVRC holds several Learn To Row sessions each year. For more information please see our Learn To Row page.