Author: Katie

How did you find the sport of rowing? Or did it find you? I grew up around small boats and boating and had always been interested in sliding seat rowing. I taught rowing merit badge at Boy Scout camp, but we rowed giant aluminum row boats and no sliding seat. I had never had an opportunity to try it until I went to check out an

How did you find the sport of rowing? Or did it find you? I came across the rowing club at the activities fair my freshman year of college. I didn’t know anyone who had done rowing, but it seemed like a great way to stay active and make a good group of friends! After the initial shock of daily 5AM practices as a new college student,

This fall the FVRA masters racing team had several athlete milestones accomplished through the 2 local races that we were able to participate in. It was a rough fall for racing. The CRI Fall Classic was canceled because of an incoming hurricane in mid-September and then Head of the Housatonic, scheduled for October 7th, was canceled for the first time ever due to anticipated bad

How did you find the sport of rowing? Or did it find you? It’s a family tradition. Rowing was big in my mom’s family. When she went back to college during my childhood, she joined a crew team made up of continuing education students at Wellesley College. I spent a lot of time playing on the beach of Lake Waban during their practices and her

How did you find the sport of rowing? Or did it find you? I waited a long time for rowing. As a sophomore in college I saw the movie The River Wild. The opening scene is a sculler making her way down the Charles River. I instantly knew I wanted to do exactly what she was doing although I didn't know what it was called. About

Each year USRowing affiliated organizations host a National Learn to Row day. It is a free event to get more people out on the water and introduce new people to the sport of rowing. This year FVRA had planned to hold two sessions but the second had to be canceled due to increasing winds. Early morning participants arrived on an overcast day to be greeted

How did you find the sport of rowing? Or did it find you? I’ve always loved the water. As a young person I had many fulfilling sports experiences. I went sailing, water skiing, tubing, windsurfing, parasailing, and kayaking, just to name a few on-water sports that I enjoyed. I grew up with a passion for outdoor activities. In high school I had the opportunity to be

How did you find the sport of rowing? Or did it find you? Rowing definitely found me. My freshman year of college I didn’t want to get over-involved in extracurricular activities (I’m really good at that) so I could focus on my studies, but somehow I found myself at 5:30 am practices, running up the seats and down the stairs at the football stadium, sprinting up

How did you find the sport of rowing? Or did it find you? Ever since I was very young, I have always been attracted to the water.  The irony of this attraction is that I do actually get sea sick when I am in the ocean, but only when standing still (for the benefit of the person sitting in front of me the next time