The 8th installment of the U.S. Gondola Nationals is in the books,
and what an amazing weekend we all had.
Photos are coming in from many competitors and their friends/family members who were there - snapping away.
Thee photos in this post were provided by Josh Sopp - a guy I feel lucky to know and have been honored to row with.
If you have some photos you'd like to share, please send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'm sure there will be a post to include them in.
Typically I post a fair amount after Nationals.
Spectators on the dock, watching the activity on the course.
This year we had nine separate categories and I somehow thought it would be a good idea to race in eight of them.
Having left ALL my energy out on the water for two days,
my body is still recovering, but my mind, heart, and soul couldn't be better right now.
A rush of rowing as the second heat of the Sprint Tandem event.
I'm still digging out and cleaning up (and hauling boats, and doing laundry, and unpacking boxes and coolers), so for now, enjoy some of the press from some great reporters and photographers who joined us at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club in Newport Beach.
And now, if you'll excuse me, I'm late for my nap.