Today we had the privilege of racing the US National team. The tiger women fought hard and with great pride! While racing Princeton, the US national team went on to set every course record- the Barrier, Fawley and the course record. I could not be prouder of our team and all involved.
We are one day away from racing at the Henley Royal Regatta. The conditions are perfect. Hundreds of fans are pouring into town to check out the racing and festivities. The Remenham Challenge Cup is highly contested this year with national teams from Great Britain and the US as well as Brown University and others. We will race the US women's eight, the defending world champions tomorrow. It is an opportunity of a lifetime. We are honored to meet up with the best in the world and will give it our all.
The Princeton open women had a strong showing at the Girls and Women in Sports Day at Jadwin Gym last Sunday. The Department of Athletics sponsored an event for youngsters in the community to come try and learn about the many different sports offered at Princeton. The event was in support of the nationwide effort to teach younger generations about the value of sports.
It's here! Here is the schedule for this upcoming year for the women's crew:
October 23-24: Head of the Charles Regatta
October 31: Princeton Chase
March 26- Brown and Michigan State @ Home
April 2 – Rutgers @ Rutgers
April 9- Harvard and Cornell @ Harvard
April 16- Yale and Ohio State @ Yale
April 23- Dartmouth and Penn @ Dartmouth
April 30- University of Tennessee and Columbia @ Home
August 8-9, 2010: Spirits were high today, that is, until we reached the Chengdu airport. Our flight was scheduled to leave at 3:00 p.m. and we arrived at the airport at 1:15 p.m. If the service was anything like Beijing, we would be checked in and through security in no time at all. Unfortunately for us, it was not anything like Beijing. It took us until 2:40 p.m. to get checked in and get through security. The departure gate on our tickets said gate C11, but on the video screen containing all of the flight information, it said that our flight was at gate C16.
August 7, 2010: As we woke up this morning, only one thing was on everyone's mind...victory. The crew was all rested and ready to compete and show off some American muscle in this race. We arrived at the course around 8:30 a.m. to prepare for the opening ceremonies. There was a procession of all of the participating crews rowing in front of the grand stands for all of the spectators to see. It was very elegant. After the crews completed their fly by in front of the spectators, the real opening ceremonies began.
August 6, 2010: This morning we left the hotel at 8:30 a.m.
August 5, 2010: Today we finally got back to the boats to get ready for the next round of racing. The format for this regatta is going to be the same as the first, but this event is much more prestigious than the race in Shunyi. When we arrived at the race course, it was pouring rain. We rigged the boat quickly and hopped in for a row working on some speed work with some builders to wake the legs back up. Maybe it was all of the sight seeing and the traveling around China, but the boat was a little bit flat. Senior Captains Robin Prendes '11 and Jack Lindeman '11 stepped up and took cont
August 4, 2010: We left for the airport around 8:00 a.m.