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Craftsbury Sculling Center eNews, December 2010

Above: Craftsbury Associate Director Ric Ricci introduces his grandson to sculling on a lovely August day on Big Hosmer this summer. Ric shared some other great pictures in this series that you can see here.

In this issue:
Tech Tip: Front End Timing
Tech Tip: Repetition and Fartlek Training Sessions
Workout of the Week series resumes
2011 Florida Winter Weekend
2011 SBTC, Internship applications
MacDermott to head Men's Jr. National Team
Regatta Results (and Raffle Winners)
Cross-training deals
Fall Happenings around campus
Rigging basics posted online
Wintertime rowing project

Tech Tip: Front End Timing
The timing of the blade entering the water and the beginning of the drive is critical to maintaining the speed of your shell. Improve your timing with this piece by Coach Gluckman. Read more.

Tech Tip: Repetition and Fartlek Training sessions
Build race-pace efficiency and comfort with Marlene's repetition workouts. Read more.

Workout of the week series
We've been posting some fresh fall workouts. Take a look.

2011 Florida Winter Weekend
Treat yourself to some warm weather training this January. We're offering a weekend team-boat sculling camp while we're down in Florida with the SBTC. There's room for 12 experienced scullers. Get all the details.

2011 SBTC, Internship applications now online
We've recently posted information and applications for both the Small Boat Training Center and our popular internship program. Find out more about the SBTC here - the application is available here.

For the internships, navigate here for information and download the application from this link.

We are of course accepting reservations for our traditional camp programming as well. Check out the 2011 schedule and reserve today. We're already ahead of last year's reservations, so don't delay to reserve the session you want.

Craftsbury Director Named US Junior National Team Men's Coach
Kevin MacDermott, Men's Head Coach at Trinity College (CT), and Senior Associate Director at Craftsbury was recently named US Rowing's Junior National Team Men's Coach. Everyone here at the Center wants to send our heartiest congratulations to Kevin. Read more.

Fall Results (and raffle winners!)
It's been a busy fall for us. The SBTC have all sought sunnier climes, but not before a fall full of racing, including a third consecutive victory in the Men's Open 2x at the Head of the Charles Regatta! You can read some of the sculler's exploits at Green Mountain Head, Senior Trials, HOCR, Head of the Hooch and Trofeo Silver Skiff.

But we haven't just been racing, we've set up the Craftsbury booth (complete with cookies naturally) at several regattas as well. As always, it was great to see so many familiar faces stop by for a visit, snack and a chance to win a free week of camp. We're pleased to announce that Laura Henry and Caitlin Ryan will be joining us as winners of the free weeks of camp. They visited our booth at the Heads of the Oklahoma and Charles respectively. Congratulations!

Cross-training deals
What did you do last winter? The US men's LW 2x & several universities skied with us. Nordic skiing is great cross training for rowing - and now we're offering team discounts that make a stay at Craftsbury even more affordable. Enjoy our 85k of trails, brush up on your technique or try something new: you'll get a workout and a well-deserved break from the erg room. Come explore a different side of sculling camp! You can find some more details, or email for the scoop.

Fall happenings around campus
While we enjoyed a quieter period this fall, we've taken the opportunity to make some improvements to the Center. We're working on another rack at the boathouse, purchasing some new boats, insulating the dining hall, improving the trails and reaping the benefits of a new solar installation (whose output you can track here). It's been a busy fall - and we're still hard at work on other improvements!

Rigging basics posted online
A website improvement to note - due to popular demand we've posted our rigging basics handout online. You can find it here.

Wintertime Sculling DIY Project: Recycling a shell and blade into a garden water feature.
Following an email exchange with Lynn Jennings (Craftsbury Running Camps' Director and current camper female Head of the Hosmer record holder) about a recent backyard project, I asked if she'd write up her work. She generously agreed and you can read the results here.

That's the news from the home office. Hope to see you over the next couple of months for some great Nordic skiing or sculling in the sunny south.

On behalf of Norm, Kevin, Ric, Noel, Larry and Troy, as well as the rest of the CSC coaches and staff,

Happy Holidays,

Sheldon Miller

Communications Director
Craftsbury Sculling Center
535 Lost Nation Rd
Craftsbury Common, VT 05827


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