Thursday November 30, 2017
The South Burlington High School (SBHS) Rowing Club, pictured here on Lake Champlain and at Boston Harbor, took to the waters November 18 to compete in the annual Icebreaker: Northeast Regional Youth Open-Water Rowing Championships sponsored by the Boston Rowing Center and the Hull Lifesaving Museum. Competing with over 350 athletes from teams based in Massachusetts, New York, Maine, and Vermont, the Wolves raced in both sprint and distance events, culminating in the Nautical Mile Challenge. Athletes took to 32-foot long fixed-seat Cornish pilot gigs in races involving both six and four person crews. Led by coxswains Holly Morgan, Owen Clear, and Tiki Brown, South Burlington boats finished second in the “Novice Sixes” distance race, third in the “Novice Sixes” sprint, and fifth in the “Novice Fours”distance race. Vermont students are provided this opportunity though the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s Youth Rowing Program. After a winter break, rowers, led by SBHS advisors Pat Phillips and Chuck Soule, will take to the water once again in April.