Of course each installment of the competition is unique and different from the others, and this year will be special in its own ways.
But just to get everyone up to speed, here's a summary of the event, and a collection of links to posts from this blog over the years.
This year we will have 7 races:
And there will be singing and entertainment.
Most of all, the US Gondola Nationals is a great place for gondolier's to spend time with friends in the business around the country, and make new friends too.
But win or lose, everyone who comes has a great time, and goes home a better rower with new friends and experiences to look back on.
To chronicle some of the moments throughout the last three years of the event, here's a collection of posts that appeared here on the Gondola Blog.
2012 - Providence, RI
GondOlympics - Sprint Winners http://www.gondolagreg.com/2012/05/gondolympics-sprint-winners.html
GondOlympics - Slalom Winners http://www.gondolagreg.com/2012/05/gondolympics-slalom.html
GondOlympics - Relay http://www.gondolagreg.com/2012/06/gondolympics-relay.html
2013 - Huntington Harbour, CA
2014 - Providence, RI
Shoeless Tim http://www.gondolagreg.com/2014/11/shoeless-tim.html
Solo Distance - "Snapper" and Richie http://www.gondolagreg.com/2014/11/solo-distance-snapper-and-richie.html