VCB Youth Race 2013

By Phil Yee

From youth race 2013

About 170 people attended the Village Community boathouse Youth Race on Saturday, November 9th. Twenty crews competed in the event which was won by The Sound School Avengers. Sound School, Building Bridges Building Boats, Stuyvesant High School, Urban Assembly New York Harbor School, and Newburgh Rowing Club participated. While the event was mostly limited to High School Students, there was a college perimeter race in which Borough of Manhattan Community College lost to a team of Stuyvesant High School Alumnae. The team names were the best part: Harbor Zulus, Stuyvesant Mermen, Sound School Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies, Stuyvesant Frosted Flakes, Harbor Conceited, Sound School Ninjas, Villains, & Avengers.
Thanks to Ruth & Sally for the Costco run, Lissa for the coffee makers, Pablo, Frank & Mackie for setting up, Henry & Brendan for launching boats, Dave C., Phil Shinn & Brenden on the chase boat, Mary Nell for the fish chowder, Michael Anton as MC, Pat McShane on the leaderboard, Joe, David, Eric, Alex & Dexter for manning the floating dock, Eric Russell & Hilary for the marine radios and working both ends of the sprint, Jenny, Margaret, Sheldon & Karl for cooking, and Rene for helping to keep the youths safe.

Photos by Jonathan Derow

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