RECAP: Head of the Lagoon 2014

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Men’s 8+ (A) prepares to launch.

EBRC wrapped up its fall racing season with a strong showing at Head of the Lagoon in Foster City, CA, on November 9. The club derigged and loaded on Saturday, November 8, then turned up on Sunday for the second day of the regatta on flat water under a cloudless sky.

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Intermediate novices settle into race mode with Coach Kirin Khan and returning coxswain Theresa Buckley.

At the final count, three boats brought home the hardware. Our men’s 8+ (A) and novice women’s 8+ (A) boats each took gold, and our men’s 4+ took silver. This marks the third gold in three races for this fall’s women’s novice crew!

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Women’s novice 8+ (B) tackle their first race.

Head of the Lagoon was also the debut race for our newest novices, recruited in June and August. They put on a strong showing, coming in third to beat local rival Lake Merritt.

RESULTS
(Full results)

Men’s 8+ (A): 1st
Men’s 8+ (B): 6th
Women’s 4+ (A): 6th
Women’s 4+ (C): 8th
Women’s Novice 8+ (A): 1st
Women’s Novice 8+ (B): 3rd
Women’s 8+ (A): 9th
Women’s 8+ NBRC/EBRC): 14th
Women’s 8+ (B): 15th
Men’s 4+ (A): 2nd
Men’s 4+ (B): 5th

Thus end the head races for 2014, and thus begins conditioning for the 2015 sprints.

Good job all crews!

(Editor’s note: Many thanks to team member Dawn Nakashima for the majority of the race photos this season!)