|Vancouver Rowing Club - photo by Junie Quiroga
|Crown Jewel in her slip at the VRC - photo by Junie Quiroga
|Seals on the VRC dock - photo by Junie Quiroga
At the end of summer each year the Club organizes a fun competition between the yachting, rugby and field hockey sections with the rowing section offering everyone a crash course in rowing, or "sweeping" as it is referred to since each person has both hands on only one oar. Getting the right rhythm of legs, arms, and back takes more than a little concentration and, when you combine that with trying to coordinate each stroke with seven other novices, the physical effort gets quite intense. It's all good fun though and, surprisingly, these fragile shells seem to keep their balance in the water with nobody ever getting wet.
|2014 Yachting Section Team - photo by Joseph Blackburn
|Coach - photo by Junie Quiroga