Novice row­ers shine in meet

The Glengarry News - - Sports In The Glens - With files from Doug Boeckh

Coached by Sylvie Sabourin, who also serves as coxswain, a quad (four scullers) from the Up­per Canada Row­ing Club com­peted Aug. 28 at a meet hosted by the Ot­tawa New Ed­in­burgh Club, where the ladies per­formed ad­mirably.

The group of Kylee Amell (stroke po­si­tion), Jes­sica Kuhn (three seat), Amanda van Loe­nen (two seat), and Tay­lor Rodgers (bow seat) raced in the 10 km event, plac­ing fourth, with a time of 1 hour, 7 min­utes, and 55 sec­onds. The win­ning time was just un­der 48 min­utes.

For the lo­cal ladies, this was their first com­pet­i­tive race.

Sabourin’s role as coxswain is to steer the boat and set the stroke rate at var­i­ous points dur­ing the race. As well, she gives the scullers feed­back.

These row­ers are prod­ucts of the Up­per Canada club’s learn to row pro­gram.

The lo­cal club is the only one east of Ot­tawa, formed re­cently. It hosts multi-week in­struc­tional cour­ses, a skills event, er­gome­ter races, and kids camps.

For more in­for­ma­tion, please Doug Boeckh at 613-363-1236 or coach / clup pres­i­dent Sylvie Sabourin at 613-933-9058.

Due to the hol­i­day on Labour Day, our next dead­line is Fri­day, Sept. 2, for our edi­tion to be pub­lished Sept. 7.

SEAN BRAY PHOTO

THRICE THE WIN­NER: Alexan­dria’s Ben Lowe won his third ti­tle this sea­son at the Glen­garry Golf and Coun­try Club, when he re­cently nabbed the club cham­pi­onship.

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