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Nov, 2023

2023 Head of The HOOCH

Who expects to row in the 70’s in November?  Those were the high temperatures for the Head of the Hooch in Chattanooga, Tennessee on November 4 and 5.  The weather was perfect:  clear skies, cool mornings, and warm afternoons.

Once again, CYC performed admirably.  The club was 4th overall among more than 90 masters rowing clubs that competed in the event.  We raced 18 boats in 14 events and brought home  2 gold, 3 silver, and 2 bronze medals.  CYC should be especially proud because we achieved these results as a club with no composite crews.

Saturday started out strong when the CYC took bronze in the Mens’ Open Quad race.  An open race is one where there is no handicap for age.  Our boat was the only non-composite boat in the medals. 

CYC was back in the medals later that day when each of our two boats medalled in the Mens 8+. In the over-50 group, we finished second. The younger boat took bronze.    

On Sunday, our double won the Para-Mixed Double, beating the next boat by almost 4 minutes.  What a race!

Two CYC crews took medals in the Men’s Quad.  The Under-50 boat won gold and the Over-50 boat took silver.  

Our Over-50 pair once again medalled, taking home the silver.  The Pair is a boat with two rowers and two oars and is generally considered to be the most difficult boat to row.  

The Hooch is one of CYC’s favorate regattas.  It was great to once again shine on the course.

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