Annapolis rowers make debut on the Chester

The Chester River Rowing Club holds a three-seat lead over the Annapolis Rowing Club in the mixed eight race Sept. 8, while onlookers aboard the Chester River Packet have a bird’s-eye view. Shelagh Grasso is the coxswain for the locals. From stroke to bow are Zeke Zeneca, Tina Connelly, Richard Cookerly, Tom Schreppler, Celeste Conn, Tim Rhynalds, Linda Reed and Sue Collins. Washington College loaned out its Peter Tapke shell for use by the Annapolis rowers.

CHESTERTOWN — The Annapolis Rowing Club and host Chester River Rowing Club were friendly competitors on a late summer afternoon. Conditions were ideal Sept. 8 — flat water, little current and negligible boat traffic.

Sue Collins, president of CRRC, offered the Chester River as a venue to take the place of the Wye Island Regatta, a 13.1-mile race around the island that traditionally is held in early September.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.