There are some fish heads will be getting a few more miles on them after making their way from Lake Pulaski, down to Saratoga Lake and now throughout the Northeast and a lucky few into Canada (explain that at the border….).
The weather cooperated enough to get all the races in on Sunday for the junior divisions with Saratoga Rowing Association leading the way with 12 overall category wins followed by Greenwich Crew with seven, Niagara Falls with five, St. Catherines Rowing Club with four and Community Rowing Inc. with three.
Overall category winners
Saratoga Rowing 12
Greenwich Crew 7
Niagara Falls 5
St. Cathernines Rowing Club 4
Community Rowing Inc. 3
Narragansett Boat Club 3
Don Rowing Club 2
New Canaan Crew 2
Connecticut Boat Club 2
Niskayuna Rowing 1
Results will be posted to @NYSRowing on Twitter as you expect. Reda will be off-site posting and staying warm. Saturday’s weather also pushed me out to Gloversville for the Section 2 field hockey championships, times three, so good luck to all teams.
Well, Mother Nature took umbrage to the annual last weekend of October regatta in Saratoga Springs. When grizzly, seasoned regatta director Chris Chase called the weather Saturday morning ‘miserable’ you knew it was bad.
With the wind gusts increasing heading into the afternoon, the second slate of racing was cancelled as it was chock full of small boat events.
Listed are the complete Sunday morning results courtesy of ‘Timing Princess’ Susan Pursmiska and her talented crew. Saturday AM Head of the Fish
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Fall rowing can be one of the cruelest seasons for an athlete.
Many of the Saratoga Rowing Association competitors started their season in mid- to late August and Saturday was the first time they were able to wear their SRA uniforms and pull an oar against someone not in their boathouse at the annual Tail of the Fish Regatta on Fish Creek.
25 competing teams – 239 entries
Saratoga Rowing Association 24 medals
GMS 4 medals
Advanced Community Rowing Association 2 medals
Mohawk Homeschool 2 medals
Hudson River Rowing Association 1 medal
Emma Willard 1 medal
Burnt Hills Rowing Association 1 medal
They have been best friends since grade school, they learned to row together on Fish Creek and the success will continue for Saratoga Rowing Association seniors Kathryn Grabowski and Catharine Griskowitz who are both joining the Boston University lightweight program in the fall.