WMRC’s Newest 8+, the “Lucky Liesl ‘09”

Thanks to WMRC and FWR’s many alumni, parents and friends, we are fortunate enough to have purchased a brand new King 8+, the “Lucky Liesl ‘09”! The Lucky Liesl will take to the water for her first race on April 2, 2017 during the Occoquan Sprints.

The Lucky Liesl ’09 being unwrapped in the Tack Family Boathouse for the first time.

Funds for a down-payment on the new boat were raised through the recent WMRC 50/50 Campaign and both the boat and the seats in it are being named after some of the supporters who made this possible. The Lucky Liesl ’09 is being named for Liesl Voges, a WMRC coxswain who graduated in 2009 and has been an amazingly supportive alumna ever since. We are excited to recognize Liesl by naming the new boat after her and look forward to all the medals that the Lucky Liesl ’09 will bring home for WMRC!

The Voges family, pictured above, were generous supporters of the 2016 WMRC 50/50 Campaign and surprised Liesl with boat naming rights for her 30th birthday.

Name of the new King 8+ – Lucky Liesl ’09
Seat Names
Cox – Jenn Hatch ’09
8 – Mark Miller ’08
7 – JT Blau ’08
6 – Victoria Dyer Malyovanny ’04
5 – Matt Fiordaliso ’04
4 – Jessica Beckett ’15
3 – Marshall Irby ’15
2 – Katie Oberg ’16
1 – Emma Cleary ’16

We wish there were more seats to acknowledge and celebrate all of our donors, but fortunately the full list of donors can be found at our WMRC 50/50 Campaign page. Check out the list for yourself and give each donor a personal ‘thank you’ the next time you see them!

2013 SIRA Regatta

Today Tribe rowers are putting down the books and making their way to the Volunteer state to race in the 2013 Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association’s championship regatta.  A large regatta against similarly matched clubs, this is a must see for spectators.  The course is one of the country’s premier venues: beautiful Melton Lake Park in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.  For our novice rowers, this will be an eye-opening glimpse into the sport.  It is also a great way to see how the rest of the Tribe stacks up with competition on a national stage!  You can follow the regatta, including a video feed, here.  Good luck WMRC rowers!

For race line ups and story lines going into the regatta, check out our race preview!

Preliminary Schedule

Reminder 2013 FWR Annual Meeting One Week Away

rocketts landing

In the 2011 Alumni 4+, Travis Moore was the heaviest member in the boat. At 6’5 he was a natural coxswain.

Just a reminder that this time next week, WMRC will be tearing down the Rocketts Landing course in Richmond, VA.  A great race to watch, the spectators will have a prime view of the finish line.  FWR is trying to field alumni boats for this regatta.  Please show up, squeeze into that old uni, and race like you’re 20 again.

After the regatta, there will be the FWR Annual General Meeting will be held in Williamsburg.  If you can attend, please RSVP.  The prospective meeting agenda will be available here and the meeting location will be in Miller Hall, room 1005. For those of you across the country, we will provide alternative arrangements for you to join the meeting via GoToWebinar or phone. Register for that here.

We look forward to hearing from you!

5th Annual Colonial Erg Sprints

Erg Sprints 9While you’re enjoying your Saturday morning, William and Mary rowers are racing on the ergs at the 5th annual Colonial Erg Sprints.  Held in William and Mary’s Recreation Center’s MAC Court, over 120 rowers from VCU, WMRC, WBC, and other clubs are competing on linked concept2 ergometers. Their relative positions and splits will be displayed on a projector for all to see.  A true adrenaline rush that heightens the level of competition and leads to many personal best 2000 meter times.

Additional events include the coaches and coxswain 500 meter dashes, and a 10,000 meter two-person relay.  Alumni Denton Woodward and Tom Martineau have teamed up to tackle the 10k relay. Tom’s lungs are also going to be burning when he races a 2k!  Good luck to them and all Tribe rowers today!

For more information, see here.

WMRC Spring 2013 Schedue

The WMRC schedule has been released!  This schedule is tentative and will be finalized in the coming days!

Spring 2013

  • Colonial Erg SprintsFeb 16, Williamsburg, VA
  • Fordham Duel, March 16, Williamsburg, VA
  • Liberty Duel, TBD, Williamsburg, VA (tentative)
  • Rockett’s Landing, March 30, Richmond, VA
  • SIRA Regatta, April 20-22, Oak Ridge, TN
  • Dad Vail Regatta,  May 10-11, Philadelphia, PA
  • ACRA National ChampionshipMay 25-26, Gainesville, GA