After a week of seat-racing (in pairs!), we have finally narrowed down the ten sweep rowers racing in Lucerne. We still don’t know the exact line-up, but this group is POWERFUL. We’re going to go fast!!!
World Cup Regattas are a valuable opportunity to gain international racing experience without the pressure or formality of the World Championships. Because our group is relatively young, we’ll all be doubling up between the eight and various small boats; I’ll probably be racing the straight four.
We leave this afternoon! I’m all packed and ready to go: racing gear? check. passport? check. blister pads and neosporin? check. I decided against packing laundry detergent (it’s only a week, after all), so with all the training outfits, my bag was almost fifty pounds! Two rows a day times eight days equals a lot of clothes.
I don’t know the internet situation in our hotel, but I’ll do my best to keep everyone posted!