High Point-Greensboro Rowing will celebrate its 5th birthday on Saturday, September 16 with a Bridge to Bridge Time Trial for club members followed by a potluck breakfast at Oak Hollow Lake. Students will be boated by their class year and masters by age.
Families and friends are invited to join the rowers for the potluck brunch after the boat races.
The club has much to celebrate after 5 years, with a record number of rowers joining the Masters program for adults and the scholastic program for students from public and private schools across the Triad. The club earned its first medals at youth regionals, and made first ever appearances at both youth and masters nationals.
Last year 9 eight-man crews as well as some smaller boats lined the start of the race course at Skeet Club Bridge to race the full extent of Oak Hollow Lake to Johnson Street Bridge and club founder Gene Kininmonth predicts there could be more crews this year.
All rowers participating in the Crew’s 5th Anniversary Boat Races should arrive at Oak Hollow Lake by 7:30am and be dressed appropriately for the weather on the day. Rowers and families should park on the grass behind the sailboats. A Signup Genius email will be sent to all members and parents with details of the potluck.
All participating rowers will receive the HPG Spirit shirt to race in on Saturday upon arrival.
Boys and girls attending any Triad area school (Grade 6 -12) are eligible to join the team. No experience necessary. Adults will have the opportunity to join a learn to row class in August. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or see the Registration page for details.