April 1st, 2016
Thompson Boat Center
Rock Creek Parkway
Potomac River, Washington D.C.
April 3rd, 2016
Fairfax Station, Virginia
Laker Navy Heading for the Nation’s Capitol
The Laker Navy will travel to Washington D.C. this upcoming weekend for it’s first sprint racing of the year. The entirety of the team, over fifty strong, will leave Thursday night to kick off the 2016 spring season.
The eventful weekend will start with a scrimmage with Georgetown on Friday. A series of short races will be held on the Potomac River with the Lincoln Memorial as the backdrop. A great way to prepare for the upcoming Occoquan Sprints and beyond, these will help the team build speed and synergy at high rates. A big thank you to Georgetown for hosting the Laker Navy.
Saturday will be an opportunity to work out the stiffness of a long bus ride with a day of sightseeing in our nation’s capitol. Beginning with the Smithsonian, the rest of the day will feature the National Mall, Lincoln Memorial, and other iconic landmarks.
The main event of the weekend will be the Occoquan Sprints, held just south of D.C. at Sandy Run Park on the Occoquan Reservoir. Hosted by the George Mason Rowing Association, the Laker Navy will be facing tough competition on both sides of the team. The men’s events feature ACRA’s North Carolina, Dad Vail’s Drexel University, and the University of Delaware from the Head of the Charles. The women will also face Drexel and UNC, along with Duquesne, Old Dominion, and others.
Varsity and Novice alike are ready to put the many meters logged in the winter season to work. For some, this will be their first time racing head to head with other crews, an exciting and high energy experience that only few have had. Regardless if this is their first or fifty-first race, all are ready to go. Check back here for racing results. We thank you for your support and, as always, keep pulling for the Laker Navy!