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September 18th, 2013

NRC takes part in 22nd Coastweeks Regatta

MYSTIC, CT – the Newburgh Rowing Club took its largest group ever, 53 rowers, to the 22nd Annual Coastweeks Regatta in Mystic, CT, said Coach Ed Kennedy, Programs Director of the Newburgh Rowing Club. Coastweeks signals the start of the fall "head racing" season, in New England. Coastweeks has categories from masters, to open, collegiate, and junior categories and includes local and regional rowers in both racing and recreational shells on a 2,000 meter course along the Mystic River. The Newburgh Rowing Club returned with a record-shattering 23 medals, ranging from Gold to Bronze.

"Everyone did great, and we had a number of firsts at this event," said Coach Kennedy. "We saw some great leadership from our senior members, which is needed as we have a large contingent of younger rowers."

"All four of our youth Quads medalled, which is pretty amazing. We brought up a Women’s Open team for the first time, consisting of 4 adult rowers and one youth coxswain, and that crew medalled. Rower Paris Liston became the youngest rower to scull in a single for the Newburgh Rowing Club at Coastweeks."

"Finally," said Coach Kennedy, "we brought up a crew for the first time including Student Ambassadors, who row on scholarship, along with novice rower Joseph Roy. This boat took Silver in the Men’s Open 4x category, meaning they went up against adult rowers in their prime. The only boat to beat them was the U.S. Coast Guard Academy boat, which took gold."

"All in all, we are looking at good things for Newburgh Rowing," said Coach Kennedy. "We have a large contingent of young rowers, which is a great investment in the future."

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