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    When Everything Goes Wrong In Rowing

    When Everything Goes Wrong In Rowing

    What do you do when everything goes wrong in Rowing? Just ask Boathouse Ambassador Stuart McDonald and crew who had to physically and mentally overcome a barrage of bizarre challenges while competing last year in Yangzhou. From being assigned the wrong boat to “the bow of the boat not being on the boat anymore”, this crew had to think quick and improvise to make it to the finish line. Read Stuart's Story.

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    A Whirlwind To Worlds

    A Whirlwind To Worlds

    Two years ago, Jamie fulfilled her lifelong dream of becoming a rower after graduating Carnegie Lake Rowing Association's prestigious Rowing Masters Program. A competitive athlete her entire life, she knew that if she were going to make it to Sarasota she'd have to train harder and work faster than anyone else in order to compete against the other well seasoned athletes at Worlds. Read Jamie's Story.

     

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    Turning Grief Into The Action That Would Fulfill My Dream Of Becoming A Rower

    Turning Grief Into The Action That Would Fulfill My Dream Of Becoming A Rower

    Tragedy and loss can galvanise us into action, making our priorities crystal clear, and give us a strength we did not know we had. Boathouse Ambassador and Navy Veteran Russell Gernaat knows this all to well. When his wife of 22 years passed away from cancer, Russell focused his grief into the energy needed to fulfill his lifelong dream of learning to row and train for in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. Having come out the other side of grief, Russell knows that when tragedy strikes you only have two choices “You can spin circles and go nowhere, or you can get up and move forward.” Read Russell’s Story.

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