On June 20th, Michael Dobry, Tom Bennett, Sara Burlein, Shafer Dobry, and Charlotte Dobry (cox) won the Mixed 4+ (D-F) event at the Virginia Boat Club Masters Sprint Regatta by several boat lengths! It was the first sprint race for Sara and the first race that included three Dobrys.
The OMRC Men’s 4+, Women’s 4+, and Men’s 8+ entries all rowed well in their respective events. Jim Norton competed in his first-ever rowing event – rowing in 4 seat in the Men’s 8. OMRC thanks Nick Bartick for jumping into 7 seat in the Mens’ 8+.
The VBC Master Sprints moved to a new venue this year – Robious Landing Park in Richmond, Virginia. By all accounts, the new venue was a big hit. Robious Landing offers shade, a good view of the finish line, and a short distance to the launch dock. Here are some regatta photos, courtesy of Damian: