Like any big purchase, buying a rowing shell requires some planning and consideration. Each team's rubric of priorities will differ, of course, but there are some factors to keep in mind that will help steer the decision making process. Price tags on shells, whether they are new or used, can vary dramatically. It can be easy to make a decision on base price alone, but these other factors can play a huge role in determining which boat is really right for your crew:
Spring fever is in the air and, if you haven’t already, you’re probably considering your options for escaping the cold and getting your spring training on. Changes in latitudes don’t just make for changes in attitudes — Jimmy Buffett’s anthem to go where it’s warm can make or break a team’s race performance in the upcoming season, too.
This past weekend, we were thrilled to take part in an event that embodies our mission on so many levels: The 12th Annual Kelly Brush Ride. The event humbly began as a fundraiser organized by the Middlebury College Alpine Ski Team in 2006 in support of their teammate, Kelly Brush, who sustained a spinal cord injury in an alpine skiing accident that left her paralyzed.