Looking forward to Saturday we were confronted with an epic forecast; some of the projections called for up to an inch of rain between 3 AM and 6 PM. We girded ourselves, packed extra rain gear, loaded the trailer and drove to Tacoma regardless. Sure enough, as soon as we arrived the skies opened and we rigged our boats in a torrential downpour.

Luckily, the rain did not last as long nor prove as bad as forecast. After about thirty minutes things largely cleared up and we proceeded with the day. Puget Sound hosted and we proceeded to race three flights of competitive pieces; roughly 2 x 1500 meters for each grouping. It was a very nice day out on the lake.

Some of our boats did very well, some were certainly challenged. Most importantly for the nature of the event, everyone learned a great deal about what we need to do to race well against those that are some of our chief competitors come spring season. Our novices had an excellent day and were very excited to get some solid racing done.

Back to work this week with the Portland Fall Classic on tap for Sunday. Just six rowing days left in the fall season!


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