VCB sent crews from The Harbor School and Stuyvesant High School to New Haven on Saturday, May 10th to participate in Sound School’s Elm City Open Water Challenge. In addition to Sound School, Harbor School and Stuyvesant High School, Ledyard Community Rowing and Bridgeport Rowing also participated in the race. There was some heavy fog in the morning both in the Hudson and later in New Haven Harbor but luckily, it cleared up by the time of the race. The four mile course was two and a half oval laps around New Haven harbor. The Sound School came in first in the First Constitution, the Harbor School second in the Storm Queen, and Stuyvesant third in the Warrior. The rowers found it to be an intense race but an incredible experience for us all.
Special thanks to Jeff Alpert and Sound School for hosting this wonderful event. We hope to be invited back next year.