FALL SEASON OFF TO A STRONG START
The MIT Rowing Club opened its Fall 2015 season with a packed house for the MITRC General Meeting, held Tuesday, September 8, 2015. This fall's roster is almost 100 strong, with the competitive, recreational and Lear-To-Row programs all at full capacity! The meeting provided an overview of the Club and the three programs within it. Co-Presidents Amy Loomis and Joao Ramos and the other Club officers covered a broad range of topics such as safety, gear, equipment, coxing, land training, dock preparation, as well as the new scheduling format. Following the General Meeting, newly minted members of the Learn-To-Row program were given a tour of the boat house which the mens and womens competitive teams met to discuss this season's racing schedule. With the meeting adjourned, MITRC's Fall 2015 Season is officially underway ... GO TECH!
A note to prospective members:
MITRC TAKES GOLD, SILVER, AND BRONZE MEDALS AT DGIST WORLD UNIVERSITY REGATTA IN SOUTH KOREA
Ten members of the MIT Rowing Club traveled to Daegu, South Korea to compete in the first annual “DGIST World University Rowing Festival,” hosted by the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST). The regatta, held on the Nakdong River from August 24 to August 30, was “designed to promote global friendship and leadership while fostering closer relationships between the participating universities.” The competition included Melbourne University Boat Club from Australia, Darwin College Boat Club from Cambridge University (UK), as well as the hosts, DGIST Boat Club. MITRC returned to Boston with heavy luggage as a result of multiple medals earned in a host of racing events. See the full results and official DGIST news release. The event was also covered by Korean national TV news. This was the first overseas regatta in the history of MITRC ... GO TECH!
FALL ERGING SCHEDULE
MITRC's semi-official erging sessions continue this fall with formal sessions held three days a week: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 6 p.m. on the third floor of the Zesiger Center (in the far corner near the MAC court). Each session focuses on a different aspect of training, including anaerobic threshold (with varying stroke rates and lengths), endurance (long and steady row), and fast pieces to match the racing requirements and compliment the pieces done on the water. Feel free to join us if you are interested in some additional off-the-water workouts. As always, MITRC's land-training sessions are free (no membership dues required) and open to the entire MIT community.
MITRC HAPPY HOURS ARE BACK
MITRC's weekly happy hours are back for the fall season! Join us each week as we take time to socialize (and build team spirit!) off the water. The date/time/place of the happy hour changes from week to week, so check MITRC's Facebook page for details and keep an eye out for the weekly email.
- Namir Jawdat, MITRC Social Chair
LEARN TO COX AT MITRC
MITRC always welcomes new coxswains, and we want to make sure that those who are interested have the chance to learn how to cox well. This year, we are instituting a more formal sequence of training events to take advantage of the resources we already have and to provide supervised hands-on learning opportunities. If you're interested in learning to cox (or cox better), just follow these steps:
- Shuyu Wang, MITRC Coxswain