Birney, who thanked everyone for their support, said that attending the regatta was an honor and competing at an international level a challenge, and that the experience will reap benefits for the crew in seasons to come.
Edinburgh Tops Bowdoin Crew at Henley
July 8, 2013 By 3 Comments
The Bowdoin First Varsity Men’s Four had high hopes for a deep run at the Henley Royal Regatta after bypassing the qualifying races. “But those hopes were dashed when University of Edinburgh beat us in the second half of the course [on July 3]. We held level with them to 1000 meters but could not match the higher stroke rate of the Scots coming through the second half,” said Head Coach Gil Birney.The team — Cal Brooks ’15 (stroke), Tucker Colvin ’13 (3 seat), Mark Endrizzi ’15 (2 seat), Chris Breen ’15 (bow), coxswain Jen Helble ’14, and alternate Trevor McDonald ’15 — traveled to England June 20 to train on the Thames and explore London. They recounted their adventures on the blog Bowdoin Rowing Henley 2013.