Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Last week to row out of PRC for 2012!

Today we rigged the Banash, Dietz, Poppycock, Kennett, Kookaburra, and Dimples.  

The river is moving quickly and there is a lot of debris coming down, so it looks like it will be another couple days before we can get back on the river. Mostly, it's fantastic to see that we weathered the storm without damage. (Thanks so much to the crew who worked so quickly and diligently)

These boats (and any private boats) will be available at the boathouse until November 9th, when we'll de-rig and empty the boathouse.

November 10th is still docks out and roofs off, so enjoy the last bit of rowing in Putney this season.

A reminder to club members that the Putney School will be using club equipment during our practice times: M, Tu, Th, Fri from 3:15 - 4:45 and Wednesdays from 1:45 - 3:15.  

Kristin Dawley

Sunday, October 28, 2012

UPDATE: Evacuation 2012!

Sunday October 28, 2012 ~ 
Oliver, Carol, Graeme, Kendall, Lies, Peter, Michael, Jim Sweitzer and Jim Robinson de-rigged all the boats and moved all except Python to the shop. There is one private boat remaining in the small boathouse, not sure whose boat it is. 

Monday (October 29th) morning at 9:00 Kendall and Jim R. will be at the boathouse to help Kristin and Putney School students put Python on the trailer. We will bring up the oars and the kayak. Looks like we have just about everything under control except the weather.

Please Remember:  
Docks out still scheduled for November 10 - SAVE THAT DATE
We will need all hands on docks!!

Thanks, Jim
Secretary, Putney Rowing Club

URGENT: evacuating boathouse NOW!


It has been decided to start evacuating the boathouses as of this afternoon (Sunday 10/28/12). We are concerned not so much about flooding as we are about strong, damaging winds causing damage to the boathouses. Please take this seriously.

All members with private boats are advised to remove your boat as soon as possible. If you cannot get down to boathouse to do so please let me know so 
arrangements can be made to get your boat out.

We need help from members doing the following:

1)  As of now we will be starting to de-rig boats down at the river. There will be a skeleton crew working this afternoon and more hands are needed.

2)  The trailer is presently away at the Head of the Fish regatta and will return later today. If in fact it returns before dark we can load boats onto it today. If not we will be doings so in the morning (Monday).

Additional information will be sent out later today informing you of what our needs will be tomorrow.

Please stand by!

Thanks for all your help.

Secretary, Putney Rowing Club

Monday, October 22, 2012

HOCR Participants

are due for PRC members and family members who participated in the 
2012 Head of the Charles Regatta on October 20 & 21.

Visit to check out the results

Dan Sayner: 
Event: 7: Senior-Master Fours Men -Age Average 50+ (1980 Rowing Club)

Laurie Devitt:
Event 10: Senior-Master Doubles Women [50+]

Victor Altshul & Nick Daniloff:
Event: 33: Senior-Veteran I/II Singles Men (70+) 

Carol Cornella:
Event: 34: Vet I/II (60+) & Sr Vet I/II (70+) Womens Singles 

Graeme King: 
The King of King Racing (at their booth), that had multiple King Racing Shells racing in this year's regatta, not to mention all the handmade King Shells being rowed!


Friday, October 19, 2012

Halloween "Pie Regatta" October 31st AND More!

The Putney School kids are heading off to the Head of the Fish on the weekend of October 27th/28th and we'll be taking two doubles and four singles from the PRC Boathouse.

I wanted to invite folks to join us for a Halloween "Pie Regatta" for fun on October 31st at 2 pm. We'll have a pie for the winner in the single and double event and there will be cider and donuts for competitors. We'll do the Green Mountain Head course.

November 7th we'll be doing a team Row to Brattleboro, leaving at about 1:45/2:00. We'll take mostly doubles and quads. The launch will accompany the boats and then we'll have a trailer in Brattleboro to bring boats back. Let me know if you're interested in joining us for the row.  

Kristin Dawley
The Putney School Rowing Coach

Thursday, October 18, 2012

SAVE THE DATE! Docks Out Saturday November 10th

It hardly seems possible but the 2012 rowing season is coming to an end. In the hope for a bit more 'just warm enough' rowing weather we pushed the Docks Out day as far into the future as we felt possible and not set ourselves up for a call to bring shovels to get the snow off the docks. So, without further ado the PRC Board at their meeting last Monday decided to call "All hands on docksfor Saturday, November 10th at 9:00 AM. That gives us a bit more than 3 weeks left to row. Rain date is the next day, Sunday.

So PLEASE save the date. Mark it in BOLD letters on your calendars. Remember, it is a requirement of all members to come and help for Docks Out.

Thank you all,  Jim
Secretary, Putney Rowing Club

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

4 Oar Rule now in effect . . . Cold water temperatures!

A reminder from the PRC Board that the 4 Oar Rule is now in effect. The water temperature of the Ct. river has dropped to 50 degrees therefore we strongly recommend not to row alone (4 oars). Singles should be traveling on the river in pairs.

Thanks, Jim
Secretary, Putney Rowing Club

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Only 360 days . . .

until the 2013 Green Mountain Head, which will be held on Sunday September 29, 2013.

Check out some photos of the 2012 GMH at