Pat is up at Masters Nationals this week at Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass competing in the Womens Open C4x on Thursday, the Womens Open G-J 1x on Friday, and the Mixed G-J4x on Saturday.
Saturday: Mixed G4x (PRRA comp), 4 of 6
Friday: Womens Open G1x, 1 of 7 (with a 9 sec margin) <<< GOLD & National Champion
Thursday: Womens Open C4x Heat 1 (composite with PRRA), 5 of 6 (note: they were the only “F” in a heat of “C”‘s)
If you go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XE0oLK52qOU and at time 3:10:11 you can see Pat’s single race. It starts out showing her getting ahead then it follows the other women till Pat gets near the finish line, second time national champ. She is in white boat and yellow clothing.
Update 8/18/2016 PM: two smaller tree sections above the free bridge appear to be gone.
With recent rains we now have three tree limbs/trunks in the river. A full tree is up by the shoals on the Pennsy side and is pretty obvious. There are two smaller tree sections loosely anchored to the river bottom that (as of this past weekend) were about 100 meters above the free bridge on the Jersey half of the river. Both are just poking above the surface of the water and appear to be debris or weeds but are actually quite large, both are mobile so expect them to continue moving.
In addition to looking out for debris, the water level continues to dip into Brown Flag territory (<8.5 feet on the Trenton scale), and there are a number of new rowers on the river. It’s a good idea for everyone to review the river navigation pattern, pay particular attention to which side of the river you should be on when travelling in each direction, which bridge openings to use (especially note that when coming downstream, only the first two arches on the Pennsy side are for downstream travel), and where the shallows are.
The Youth Program is offering SCRC Outdoor (waterproof) and Indoor (non-waterproof) stickers for sale. The Outdoor stickers are $4 and are great for cars and water bottles; the Indoor stickers are $3. Both types utilize the same design, pictured above.
If interested, Olivia Cantrell will be selling the stickers tomorrow (Saturday) morning before 9 am and after 11 am (Olivia is working with the Youth LTR Program from 9-11) You can email Olivia with any questions or to arrange to purchase your SCRC stickers at another time.
Several water bottles found at the boat site are in need of a good home. Please take a look at the picture below to see if you recognize any of these wayward bottles. If you do see one that may resemble one of yours, please come and claim it ASAP
They can be found in a box under the sign-in desk for the next week. After that, they will become a ward of the City of Lambertville.