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WARS Race

Rhinebeck Crew kicked off the season at the W.A.R.S. Regatta in Poughkeepsie on April 22. Rhinebeck Crew performed well in their first races of the season, highlighted by a first place showing by our Lightweight Boys 4 boat.

Girls Lightweight 4 – 3rd Place
Girls Varsity 4 – 3rd Place
Lightweight Boys 4 – 1st Place
Girls Varsity 8 – 3rd Place
Boys Varsity 4 – 4th Place

It was the inaugural races for our new Vespoli racing boats, FMF BARBARA and FMF BENSON, generously donated by the Frost Memorial Fund. Thank you FMF!

Thanks to everyone (including the rowers!) who pitched in to support the team. We had a great showing of support!

We’ll be back at the historic riverside in Poughkeepsie several more times this
season (See Calendar.) Poughkeepsie has been the site of some of the most
prominent races in American rowing
history. Tens of thousands used to gather for regattas along the shores and many
followed the races in moving trains on the west side of the river.

The Intercollegiate Championships were held here for many years. You can see a clip from 1934, including a shot of the
moving train, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrayUl2ZNhc#t=25

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