Founders' Regatta - May 2012


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“It is hard to make the boat go as fast as you want to. The enemy of course, is resistance of the water, as you have to displace the amount of water equal to the weight of the men and equipment, but that very water is what supports you and that very enemy is your friend. So is life: the very problems you must overcome also support you and make you stronger in overcoming them.”   
George Yeoman Pocock 

Founded in 2008 by Head Coach, Lincoln Turner, rowing is one of the fastest growing sports at Chase. Though the boy’s and girl’s teams are distinct entities, they practice and compete together. The team practices and hosts races at Lake Quassapaug, Middlebury, CT and launches from the Lake Quassapaug Outing Club. 

Chase Rowing is a member of the New England Interscholastic Rowing Association (NEIRA), which has 24 member schools in the “fours with coxswain” boat classification. This spring, the boys’ varsity boat advanced to the Grand Final at the New England Championship Regatta on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, MA. and finished sixth overall.

Rowing at Chase begins in August with pre-season training and continues through the beginning of November. In addition to other “head” races, the fall schedule includes the Head Of The Housatonic in Shelton, CT, the Head Of The Charles in Cambridge, MA and the Head Of The Fish in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Winter follows with strength, and fitness training available to help rowers improve their flexibility, core strength and endurance. Our spring season begins with a week of training in Sarasota, FL. and continues, upon our return, with the traditional interscholastic season. Both dual, and three-school races against Canterbury, Taft, Choate, Berkshire and Hopkins among others highlight our spring racing schedule. However, the Founders Day Regatta with 24 competing schools is the team favorite. Hosted annually, on the first Sunday in May, by the Gunnery School the Founders Day Regatta takes place on Lake Waramaug in Warren, CT. This is a wonderful event for current families and alumni and is attended annually by two to three thousand people.

For more information, or to support the team through a donation, please contact coach Turner at Results are posted on as well as this website.

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