On a warm day on our home turf, the OMRC Women’s 4+ and Mixed 4+ entries took first place at the Occoquan Masters Sprints on the Occoquan Reservoir. The OMRC Mixed 4+ included Shafer Dobry, Bo Lee, Tom Bennett, and Adam Schmidt, and was coxed by Susan Graziano Glomb. The OMRC Women’s 4+, with Shafer Dobry, Bo Lee, Wendy Smith, and Karin Udler, and coxed by Susan Graziano Glomb, was also first to cross the finish line.
The Men’s 4+ rowed a competitive race after a great start. It was the first time in a 4+ for Richard Smith since 1979! It also marked his racing debut with OMRC. The OMRC Men’s 8+, Women’s 8+, and Mixed 8+ all rowed hard in their events as well. Karin and Bert Udler won bragging rights over Michael and Charlotte Dobry in the Parent/Child doubles event.
This regatta marked the first time the new starting dock was used on the Occoquan sprint course. Thanks to OBC for hosting the event! A special thanks to Maile for helping out all day with the timing of the races.