The DBMS Boys and Girls Crews travelled to Pembroke, NH for the New Hampshire Championships regatta to test their speed against top crews from around New England and delivered strong results across the board.
Racing in windy conditions and rough water, the Girls 2nd Boat of Bridget Curran, Sarah Glinski, Deirdre Sullivan, Tara Curran and coxswain Emma Collins recorded the top finish for DBMS, coming in third in the Girls Junior Fours B/C/D event.
The Boys 2nd Boat of Sean Carlisle, Colin Braga, Walt Stanwood, Declan Driscoll and coxswain Nick Rubin took fourth Boys Junior Fours B/C/D event, while the Boys 1st Boat of Ethan Donnelly, Jonny Campbell, Charlie Rubin, Chris Beckerman and coxswain Sophie McArdle recorded an outstanding 5th place finish in the Boys Junior Fours “A” event, in a deep field of 31 teams.
“I was really excited by the performance of our Boys team today,” said DBMS Head Coach Oli Rosenbladt. “Coming into the business end of our season, I thought it was important to have the experience of racing at the tail end of a big week of training, and the team delivered really well. For both the Boys and the Girls teams, our results were competitive with both the youth club teams and the scholastic teams, and I feel like we are in a good spot going into our two big races this fall.”
The two top DBMS Boys fours combined in the afternoon to finish 14th out of 25 crews in the Boys Junior Eights event.
DBMS also placed 5th in the Girls Junior Novice Eight, 6th in the Girls Junior Fours “A,” and 12th in the Girls Junior Eight and Boys Novice Eight.
“The conditions today were really demanding, and all credit to the athletes for dealing with the wind and the waves in a confident way,” said Rosenbladt. “Our training on Duxbury Bay definitely prepares us for just about anything.”
The DBMS crews are now gearing up for the Head of the Charles regatta on the weekend of October 21-22, where Duxbury will be represented in the Girls Youth Fours and Youth Eights, and the Boys Youth Eight.