RCRC youth programs competed in 10 events at the Secret City Head Race in Oak Ridge, TN this weekend and put in respectable performances. Since competitors have to row up to the start from the finish line, the 10,000 meters of rowing to complete the 5,000 meter race was the longest single stretch of rowing the novice rowers have done since they started rowing this summer. Some of them did it more than once! This regatta also was the debut race for the RCRC Middle School program. They rowed a competitive race on shortened course against boats from Atomic Rowing (Oak Ridge, TN) and Asheville Youth Rowing (Asheville, NC), demonstrating a lot of promise for the future. Congratulations to our rowers and coaches!