Head of the Weir 2014

By Dexter Tong

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On Saturday, October 25th, the Village Community Boathouse sent 2 crews up to Hull, MA to participate in the 28th annual Head of The Weir River Race held by the Hull Lifesaving Museum. The Head of the Weir is a 5.5 mile open water race from the Weir River to Windmill Point, pitting 61 boats of varying shapes and sizes against each other. In the Warrior was the Stuyvesant High School crew, consisting of Jenny Chen, Elia Portnoy, Alex Grattery, Brendan Fu, and Tony Fung. Sitting in the VCB’s newest whitehall, the Pete Seeger was a mixed crew of Stuyvesant students, and one each from Brooklyn Technical High School and NEST+m, along with a coxswain from NYU. They are David Kang, Cindy Lin, Malkiel Jurado, Teresa Wang, and Dexter Tong.

Eric Cerny competed in the ocean shell singles category, and Joe Fung entered with a crew of Atlantic Challenge participants in the Lady Moody. The Lady Moody finished in 53:56, the Warrior in 59:22, the Pete Seeger in 59:41, and Eric in 1:05:31. Both the Warrior and Pete Seeger finished second in their respective categories (Youth fours and Mixed Y/A fours), while the Atlantic Challenge crew easily placed first in the Mixed Y/A category. Overall, it was a great experience for the youth rowers.

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