Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Two years ago, Tim Reinard was able to get four boats racing side-by-side.
It was a first for US competition - giving each rower more competitors to race against.
One of my main objectives in planning this year's Nationals
was to field as many boats as Tim did.
I love the race drama, and it makes for great photos too.
I had four of my own, but one gondola - the Phoenix - was heavier than the others.
Three across was good, but four would be better.
I talked Tim into bringing me one of his gondolas, and we had it:
From left to right they are:
"Lucia" (also known as the Curci Gondola)
"The Wedding Gondola"
my newest addition - "Stella"
and Tim's boat - "Michaela"