'Twas the last big weekend of racing outside before winter, and here's what row2k heard and saw while trying to warm up and stay dry out there this past weekend.
Cox Toss in November?
As you scroll through, you might notice that the coxswain didn't look too sure, either, but you can't let a little chilly water mess with tradition, right?
Cowbell Game Goes Up a Notch
Yep, that bell says 'Ring for Beer'--with an ergonomic grip to boot--so things were next level at UVA for the Romp.
Radnor Switches it Up
After giving us the usual horns on Saturday, this Radnor guy moved on to the full Usain Bolt on Sunday:
Peace Signs All Over
And, of course, another Radnor crew gave us peace signs and the horns, as you'll see here.
And...Rock, Paper, Scissors?
Yep: when the Gwynedd girls crew went out to the gazebo to watch their teammates race, they passed the time initiating rock-paper-scissors with many of the crews rowing past while on their way back to the dock.
While the guy above went with scissors (2x!), one WYRA guy tried paper, a Eustace guy went rock (then scissors), and the Unionville girls' coxswain scored a big win with...rock.
On Frostbite-Braxton weekend, attempts to clean the docks early Sunday morning a couple hours before racing were thwarted by the fact that all the, uh, stuff was frozen:
Luckily, after that the regatta ran pretty much on time--and this kid was making sure:
And it sure could have been worse, as we saw at the Head of the South, where it was all:
Whereas, up in Jersey, we had
Warmth in Numbers
And Warmth in Pajamas
Plus Maybe a Uniform Violation
FISA would have flagged this one, for sure:
Ah, so close to "uniform uniforming" but not quite...
And they really wouldn't like this classic fall boys rowing look:
Which, naturally, we also spotted in a few college boats at the Foot of the Charles:
Bow men don't need no stinkin' sleeves.
Startin' Em Young in Virginia
Never too early to get your pull-up routine going, eh?
wild 2k This Week
The Mercer eagle put on a show:
...but he didn't get a fish like this bird did, and the 'eagle' of the Charles looks a lot like just a duck:
But, really, does any of that beat a launch dog who thinks he can drive?
Pyramids Are Hard
Don't feel bad, the pyramids weren't built in a day after all--and, to be fair, this Nereid squad did pull off a few good ones.
Overhead at the Course
Lebowski in the House
Just abiding on the start dock, man.
Kids are pros, no question--and definitely ready for spring already.
Yeah, Well, You Too...
And that is almost it for fall racing, with a Speed Order and a couple warm clime events to go; we'll have to wait and see if there is another recap this fall, and we hope you have enjoyed them so far this fall!