The fall term has been a very successful start to Brentwood Rowing’s 2017-2018 season. We kicked off the year by racing at the University of Victoria's Head and Tail of the Gorge Regattas, where our Grade 12 eight came away with convincing wins over our main competition, St. George's and Vancouver College. The Grade 11 eight came fourth which was also a solid result for the younger crew.
In November, seven of the senior boys competed in Rowing Canada's National Championships. We got some solid results at the regatta, but more importantly we learned many lessons on how to carry ourselves and race effectively in a highly competitive scenario.
A couple of weeks after the Nationals, the entire club participated in erg tests to monitor our fitness and pursue personal bests. There were great results from novices to seniors and many of the rowers learned what it truly means to push themselves to the limit.
The club also had its 30th annual Cake Race in early December, where everyone was put into mixed boats and there were prizes for best costumes and winning the 1500 meter race. It was a great club bonding event where boys and girls, seniors and juniors, veterans and novices all learned to row with one another.
The year couldn't have had a better start for the team and we will continue to build on the success we have found as we go into the thick of winter training.
Logan P, Ellis ‘18