What a great day it was in Gold River on Saturday October 26, 2019 —flat water and sunny weather!
This is to extend the most heartfelt thanks to ALL of you who came to help our DSC Girls Row Stockton and Masters teams for the Head of the American on Saturday! Special thanks to Kim for being our fearless trailer driver and accompanying Pat and Bob O on Friday evening staking out our “camp”, returning home to Valley Springs, and coming back before dawn to do ALL we do at regattas!
Much gratitude to our Masters (Bev, Chuck, Jody who helped at the boathouse on Thursday evening when we loaded boats and Sandra, Carmen, Jean, Karen, and Chuck at the race course on Saturday). None of these generous Masters were competing but all gave of their time and energy to assist getting boats off on the trailer and later off and then again back on the trailer, rigging and de-rigging boats, getting our scullers in and out of the water, and SO MUCH MORE!!
And, of course, the fantastic parents and grandparents and an aunt of our GRS scullers who 1) set up our “camp” before the sun came up and took it down before dusk, 2) provided the best nourishment any team could hope for, 3) cheered (along with the Masters) louder than any team at the regatta, and 4) helped in many other ways.
Thanks also to Coach G for helping to organize everyone with getting boats ready for the races and working with the girls to have a positive experience.
Finally, congrats to all the competitors, who all felt very good about their races: Masters Kim, Lesley, Amy K. and Susan in a quad, Bob Lee and Rachel in the inclusive mixed double, and Bob O in his single; and GRS scullers Amy [initial] & Ivy and Sydney & Skylar in doubles, and Hannah, Elise, Khushi and Callie in a quad.
As Junior scullers Amy and Ivy said at the end of the day back at the boathouse, probably echoing what every DSC sculler would say, they felt so much more confident, happy, and willing to train harder to do even better in future races next year.
MUCHISIMAS GRACIAS A TODOS!!