OMG - Wanna row in the octet? Wanna keep breathing air? You bet!
The octet is an eight - but rigged like a sculling boat. Each rower rows with two oars. With eight people rowing and sixteen oars, you can really move!
|The LWRC New Year's Day Octet heads from Lake Washington|
towards the Montlake Bridge.
Other rowers on Lake Union paused to take in this visual oddity: even with a stroke rate in the low twenties, we were at "ramming speed!"
One of the rowers said that it was like sculling on steroids. We certainly had more power, though nobody wanted to test our urine.
|Rowers Bev, Margaret, Nelson, John, Jim, Don, Linda and Barb pose at a break.|
Photos by Coxswain/LWRC Captain Howard Lee
Back at the LWRC Boathouse, Bev led us in singing "Happy Birthday." It is, after all, our "rowing birthday" with each of us advancing a year on every January lst.
Happy New Year to all!
Linda Gromko, MD