The RCRC Youth Program participated in our first sprint regatta ot 2016 on Saturday, April 2 at Lake Hartwell in Clemson, SC at the Clemson Sprints. It was a gorgeous, breezy spring day in a beautiful venue; however, races that were pushed back to after 1:00 p.m were cancelled due to the wind. Only 2 Rocket City Juniors and Assistant Coach Kevin Cardno were able to actually compete in their races. Coach Kevin won his Men’s Open 1x race handily for a gold medal. Our guys fought hard races in tricky conditions in Open category races against collegiate-level opponents. All other Rocket City Rowers got out on the water where their races were cancelled at the start line. It was a challenging row back in the gusty winds. It was far from a fruitless trip since it provided the opportunity to take in the regatta environment, practice our rigging and loading skills and experience a new venue for Rocket City Rowing!

Our next racing opportunities are in Oak Ridge, TN at the end of April. Go Rocket City!