VCB High School Crew: Angela Peng, Sophia Day, Puneet Johal, Mark Winter, Nafel Khan
On Saturday, June 9th, VCB sent a crew of High School Rowers to Boston to compete in the seventh annual Fort Point Channel Open sponsored by Hull Life Saving Museum. The race attracts spectators and rowers from all over New England along with VCB from NYC. The race is open to all skill levels and Coxed-4 rowing craft. Teams compete head to head in a series of round-robin style heats. The course runs around the Boston Tea Party Museum ships, under bridges and around tight turns, ending in a sprint for the finish line in front of Martin Richard’s park next to the Boston Children’s Museum.
VCB fielded a crew of High School juniors and seniors with coxswain Sophia Day and Mark Winter, Angela Peng, Puneet Johal, and Nafel Khan at oars. Our youth crew came in an extremely close second place in the Seconds High School category out of four crews in the category, missing out on first place by a mere 7 seconds.
It was also one of our youth rower Nafel Khan’s birthdays who spent it racing for VCB. There was a small birthday celebration after the race ended.