BCRC recently participated in the first club regatta of the year, The Grand Regatta in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We always look forward to fun times and good competition while racing on the beautiful Grand River. This year, we had four boats participate in various categories. Racing on Sunday got a little windy, but the crews prevailed and still had a great time.

The Mixed Recreational 8+ and took 1st place with a time of 3:56:26!
Starting top left: Jim F, Lora, Carol, CJ, Michelle, John, Mike, Larry (cox) and Sophie

The Men’s Open 4+ and took 4th place with a time of 3:33.24.
Starting from left: Jim F, Mark D, Cameron, CJ and Molly (cox)

The Men’s Masters 4+and took 3rd place in their heat with a time of 3:52.52.
Starting from left: Jay, Greg, Mike, Larry and John (cox – kneeling)

And finally, Ellen and Cameron competed in the Mixed Open 2X and took 5th place with a time of 3:57.00.

Congratulations to all the racers! We’re looking forward to the next regatta, the Michigan Club Invitational in Ann Arbor later this month, July 22! If you are interested in racing in Ann Arbor, please make sure that Ellen is aware, as we are starting the process of getting boats scheduled.