Saratoga Rowing Invitational – updates from our live blog

It was a weekend full of racing and a lot of weather updates for the 2018 version of the Saratoga Invitational.
Tweets went out and most of the other time was spent in HQ looking at the radar and waiting for weather-related decisions.
Here’s a look at the weekend fun from The Saratogian.


NEW: Sunday Saratoga Invitational Schedule – 6:30 a.m. starts

Rain wasn’t so bad, but the thunder and lightning did in the remainder of Saturday’s Saratoga Invitational.
That caused some races to be cancelled from the Saturday schedule, but raced as Champs Only races on Sunday.
Sunday’s entire schedule will then begin being raced at approximately 7:50 a.m.
Click on the link for the schedule.
SUN INVITE SCHEDULE

Winter over, fast boats head to Fish Creek for Saratoga Invitational

With 1,400 entries from 60 teams the Saratoga Invitational has gotten bigger and if possible better as winter has finally been brushed off the racing shells and spring racing officially begins.
Here is the link from Saratogian.com

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The weather has finally broken and rowers like last year’s SRA girls four are on the water training and now racing on Fish Creek at the annual Saratoga Invitational this weekend.

Saratoga Invitational schedule released


Saratoga Invitational 2018
The schedule has been released, the weather is rainy for Friday, beautiful for Saturday and typical Saratoga Invite weather for Sunday. About 45 degrees.
We’ll also keep you updated with any changes as we get them from mission control.

US Rowing Youth Nationals updates/schedule

Nine New York State Rowing entries have placed themselves in Saturday’s semifinals to see if they will advance to the A or B finals Sunday at the US Rowing Youth Nationals championships in Sarasota, Florida.

Four New York State Rowing entries have punched their ticket into the national championship finals – The Amadeusz Rowing Academy women’s double, the Row America Rye women’s quad and the Rye High School men’s lightweight quad have a day off before rowing for the top honors in high school aged rowing.

Attached are the entries, time trial finishes and current semifinal times for today along with the scheduled C and D finals. NYS Teams Fri results

Keep up with the results at www.herenow.com or follow @NYSRowing on Twitter.

NYS garners 21 medals at Scholastic Rowing Association nationals

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The Saratoga Rowing Association girls varsity eight middle four of Megan Varcoe, Helaina Howe high-five (middle) as Olivia Dolan is hugged by Stella Haley (left) after winning gold yesterday at the Scholastic Rowing Association of America national championship regatta in Pennsauken, NJ.
Records fell in Pennsauken, New Jersey on the Cooper River over the weekend as New York State Scholastic Rowing Association had one of its best years ever at the Scholastic Rowing Association of America national championship regatta.

New York State garnered 21 medals, the largest total amount in the past five years, including sending 31 boats into the championship finals.

Saratoga Rowing led the Empire State results with eight medals, including two golds in the girls varsity eights and the boys junior quad. Manhassett earned bronze in both lightweight eight categories, boys and girls with Nichols earning two bronze medals, in the boys JV 4+ and the girls lightweight 4+.

Niskayuna claimed the top spot in the girls freshman quad along with the Rye boys lightweight four, the Huntington girls single along with the Shenendehowa boys varsity double taking home gold medals.

History was made in Albany as Christian Brothers Academy earned its first-ever scholastic nationals medal, a silver in the boys JV 2x.

Attached is the NYS entries SRAA times PDF of all the NYS entries with heat, reps (if needed), semi and final times with finishes.

Here is the complete Saturday You Tube coverage from US Rowing including the semifinals and finals.

Calling out for a medal – locals celebrate Coxswain Appreciation Week


Saratoga Rowing Association girls freshman eight coxswain Grace Goodell looks up from her shell at the dock on Fish Creek before practice Tuesday afternoon.
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coxswain Tuesday afternoon returning to the dock at Fish Creek.
They’re don’t have the best erg scores in the boathouse, sometimes they can be bossy, but if things go your way, you get to throw them into the water after a big win!
US Rowing celebrates Coxswain Appreciation Week each year and The Saratogian talked to three race callers during the New York State Scholastic Rowing Championships weekend.

We also put up a Twitter pool before the weekend’s racing based on submissions of some of the best race call Power 10s when in a race. Here is the final tally.

Here is a link to this weekend’s story – Coxswain Appreciation Week – The Saratogian