Rest Day 9/13:
Can Rowing be a Spectator Sport?
Rowing was big back in the day. It was one of the first sports of the modern Olympics. People used to line the shore of regattas and climb aboard boards to catch a glimpse of the action. Nowadays people only come out to watch for the big events like the Head of the Charles, Opening Day, or the Boat Race. Rowing has grown over the last couple of years and is ready to be big once again. The only problem is that it can be tough to watch for spectators if they can only see about thirty seconds of action. With the advent of jumbo-trons, on-board cameras, media coverage, and new races, that might be about to change.
This weekend, Saturday, September 15th, is the third annual Rumble on the River at CRI in Boston. If you’re in town come check it out. There will be 5 live bands sharing a stage right on the river, playing from 12:30 to 6pm. There will be Rowing and CrossFit Boston classes for the general public to try. If you’re up for a challenge there will be both a rowing and fitness challenge. How many calories can you row in a minute? How many burpees can you do in a minute? But, best of all, there will be rowing. Not just rowing, but racing! And it will be great for spectators. Spectators will be able to watch from the bridges, banks, and docks as crews battle it out head race style for a spot in a final sprint off in front of the docks at CRI.
The Renegade Rowing Team will be racing in the Mixed 8+ event at 2:15pm. Come cheer them on and experience what Rowing is all about.