The first race of the school year: San Diego Race
The San Diego race we competed in this weekend was a tricky one. School just started, and we did not have new members yet, so we did not have enough members to race two full boats. This resulted in our White Boat racing a full boat for all the Mixed Division Races but only 2/3 of a boat for college races, and our Blue Boat a full boat for college races but only 2/3 of a boat for Mixed Division races. It was definitely difficult and draining to race against other boats, when we only had 6-7 rows of people compared to the usual 10. Also, a lot of people who raced have not paddled in a while, since summer break just ended. However, we were still able to come out with great race results!
Even with 2/3 of a boat, our White Boat was able to place 2nd in the college division! Our Blue Boat came up right behind our White Boat, placing 3rd in college division. Our White Boat was also able to place third in the Mixed Division 1 Finals, making us the 3rd fastest team in the whole entire race! The San Diego race was a great experience and start of our season! We were able to adapt and still perform well with 2/3 of a boat, bringing home medals that we will cherish forever.