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SBTC Heads to Royal Canadian Henley
Last Updated: 07.Aug.2012
This week, the Craftsbury Small Boat Training Center will wrap up its racing season at the 130th Royal Canadian Henley in St. Catharine's, Ontario. One of the largest regattas in North America, this year's race will host over 3,000 athletes representing 149 clubs from 10 different countries. Racing is set to begin on Tuesday, August 7 on Martindale Pond in Port Dalhousie.
Most of the SBTC athletes will be racing in multiple events, and the team of 15 rowers has entered 28 crews which will race in 16 different events. "I'm looking forward to racing a ton this week," said Ricky Holak of the SBTC. "I feel well-prepared from our summer training, and hopefully it translates into some good results."
Additionally, each member of the SBTC is entered in a single scull event. This will be a new experience for many of the rowers, including Henry Hoffstot, who said, "I'm excited to race against my teammates in the single. We have been improving together and competing with each other every day." Most collegiate rowers are primarily sweep rowers who compete in 8+s, but the SBTC rowers have been able to expand their sculling prowess at Craftsbury.
The heats for most events will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, with semifinal and finals racing beginning on Thursday and concluding on Sunday. Race results can be found at the link below, and results should be updated constantly throughout the regatta. To learn more about the Canadian Henley, follow the link to the official Canadian Henley website below.