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2017 - New England Championships Boys: Team Trophy 4th, B1 7th, B2 6th, B3 Silver

2017 - New England Championships Girls: Team Trophy 3rd, G1 Bronze, G2 4th, G3 Silver

2016 - New England Championships Boys: Team Trophy 7th, B1 7th, B2 4th, B3 8th

2016 - New England Championships Girls: Team Trophy 4th, G1 5th., G2 4th, G3 4th

2015 - New England Championships Boys: Team Trophy 2nd, B1 Silver, B2 Bronze, B3 Silver

2015 - New England Championships Girls: Team Trophy 4th, G1 Gold., G2 Silver, G3 7th


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Andover Crew Community

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Some of us still use ink and paper while others use Blackberries and iPhones to communicate. You can participate with Andover crew via this web page and the links at the top of this page to our Guest book, our Facebook group (700+ members), our Twitter feed (270+ members) and our LinkedIn group (210+ members). You can also sign-up for our newsletter (2000+ alumni and parents) by contacting us at andovercrew@andovercrew.net. We welcome participation, comments, suggestions and especially stories and pictures of Andover rowers young and old. We are happy to help people reconnect with old boatmates.
Our LinkedIn group is our latest addition. We hope our LinkedIn group will provide the opportunity for the Andover Crew family to provide support for our younger rowers as they move into the world. Our young men and women who have maintained good grades while spending 25 to 30 hours a week on competitive rowing at the countries top colleges have already proved that would be valuable additions to any organization that wants to be successful. Membership is only open to rowers, alumni and parents.
Click on the picture to join the LinkedIn group..


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News April 17th. 2018

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Please email andovercrew@andovercrew.net to be included in the email notifications for the races.

We have posted pictures of the Kent races below and links to the race times in the Schedule Table. Please click here 2018 Schedule and then click results.

We created a new Facebook Page, Andover Crew Livestream, to capture videos starting with some drone videos from yesterday thanks to Adam V. Please click here Andover Crew Livestream to see the videos.

A big "Thank you" to all the parents who contributed food and helped with the food table at the races this weekend. It was a fun day for all. We have posted the food menu for this coming week's race with Kent at home.

We have added links to the detailed results in the race schedule and below are pictures from the Salisbury and Brookline races this weekend. It was a great day on the river. For many of our rowers this was their first race on the Mighty Merrimack. The strong current and the nasty crosswind gave the coxswains a taste of how contrary the river can be.

It is Spring racing season. In fall we row, in Spring we race. All rowers are now competing for places in racing boats. If you make a boat go faster you move up the line. Everyone is pushing to make their boat go faster. Fall rowing is warm and cuddly, Spring rowing is not.

So friends and family block out all the weekends from April 7th to May 27th. Apart from the trips to St. Paul's, Hanover and NEIRA we will be at home every weekend.

Supporters responsibility during racing season is most importantly to cheer like crazy in the last 500 meters. Family supporters also provide food for the rowers. This is very important, the rower have to re-fuel within the hour. Any delay will affect their recovery time. Please make sure we keep them healthy.
Our rowers practice endless hours on the water to lay down an extreme effort over 6 minutes and 1500 meters of water. It is not a good idea to try this on a full stomach. So our rowers do not eat much before a race. We feed them after the race to help them recover.

Saturday - April 21st St. John's Prep & BC High

When:Saturday April 21st meeting 12.00 pm to 4.00 pm.
Who:Both boys and girls will be coming to the boathouse. Boys will be racing BC High and St. John's. The girls will be scrimmaging with themselves. That means racing smaller pieces.
Where: William Brown Boathouse, 620 Lowell Street, Methuen.
Draft Schedule (to be updated)
12.00: Rowers arrive.
12.00: Coxswains will draw lanes and receive course instructions from the coaches.
12.15: Coxswains river tour.
1.00: Welcome by our Coach and National Anthem.
1.15: Boats will start to launch 40 minutes before their race.
Race start times:
2.00: First Race
Schedule will be posted once the other schools confirm.

Please sign up for food contributions. Click here for the food menu for Saturday 21st.
Thanks
See you by the river! Go Blue!

Directions to Boathouse

Where: William Brown Boathouse, 620 Lowell Street, Methuen, MA
Following are the directions to the William Brown boathouse from the I-93: The I-93 road works are now complete so we have new directions.
1. 620 Lowell Street, Methuen.(Use this address for your GPS.)
2. Take I-93 North or South to Exit 46 (Route 110/Route 113 toward Lawrence/Dracut)
3. From I-93 North Follow the exit 46B ramp to join Route 110/Route 113.
4. Move over to the far left after joining.
5. Turn left at the traffic lights to Lowell Street/Route 110.
6. From I-93 South stay to the left on the exit 46 ramp. Go straight across at the traffic lights to Lowell Street/Route 110.
7. On Lowell Street/Route 110 Drive straight through the first light and continue on for 1.3 miles.
8. The boathouse is located on the left.
9. Please be careful to indicate early to turn into the boathouse so that people behind you know you are going to stop.
For a map please go to Click here for map of Boathouse:
Boathouse Map
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Young alumni rowing for colleges last spring

** Please let us know if you are rowing this spring 2018 at your college.**

The racing season started this weekend for most of the colleges. If any of you are near a college race check out the following alumni.
Aaron Finder - Williams, Alex Cao - NYU, Ben Beckwith - Union, Ben Hawley - Cornell, Bridget Lapage - Cardiff Uni, UK, Cara Cavanaugh - Dartmouth, Charlotte Chazen - Brown, Christiana Nguyen - Cornell, Cooper Hurley - Delaware, Dylan Norris - Brown, Elizabeth Duserick - Yale, Eric Benca - Washington, Fiona Yonkman - Williams, Franco D’Agostino - Princeton, Gabe Blanchard - UPenn, Grant Bitler - Brown, Hailey Novis - Radcliffe, Henry Kennelly - Harvard, Isabella Berkley - Amherst, JakeRauh - Dartmouth, JD Schink - Wesleyan, Kevin Fung - Yale, Kristen Faulkner - Radcliffe, Lane Unsworth - Yale, Liz Elizabeth Kemp - Radcliffe, Marc Sevastopoulo - Dartmouth {Injured}, Mike Queenan - Wesleyan, Miles Neumann - Harvard, Nick Faulkner - Brown, Nico Robertson - BU, Ross Burnaman - GW, Sam Hawley - Dartmouth, Simon Sharp - Yale, Sydney Baumgardt - Amherst, Victoria Everett - Cornell, Wesley Fabyan - Harvard, Will Humphrey – Wesleyan, Zach Merchant - Tufts

We have updated the list coaches for the Spring season. Dale deserves great credit for building an outstanding group of coaches. Please click here Coaching Staff

We have posted a draft Spring Schedule, please click here 2018 Schedule. Please block out your calendar now. Everyone is welcome at the Boathouse to cheer and encourage our brave rowers.

See you by the river! Go Blue!


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Spring Races

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BC High and Belmont races and girls' scrimmage - April 21st 2018

We have posted pictures from the races with BC High and Belmont and girls' scrimmage on April 21st.
In the New England spring there is a temperature tipping point somewhere in the mod 50s. A little below and it feels very cold, a little above and it feels like summer. On Saturday over the course of the day we moved through the tipping point. We were joined by the BC High and Belmont boys for racing and the girls had a special scrimmage racing down the course.
We had a great day of racing. Our results and the sunshine persuaded our coxswains to continue the 200 year old rowing tradition and 50 year old Andover tradition of sacrificing our winning coxswains to the river gods.


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Race to the line
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Eight oars
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Winning flight
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Winning smile
Please click for the pictures.
Click on BC High and Belmont races Page 1
Click on BC High and Belmont races Page 2
Click on BC High and Belmont races Page 3
Click on BC High and Belmont races Page 4


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Race reports Kent races - April 14th 2018

The day started of dark and dull and gradually grew colder over the afternoon. There was clean competitive racing with Kent winning as expected until the G1 girls broke out the happiness warmth with a surprising open water victory to take the Hart Perry Cup. Congratulations to Coach Minzner and the girls! Although we came in second in most of the races we are confident that we will continue to improve in speed and peak in time for Interschols.

A huge thank you to all the supporters who braved the weather to cheer, bring copious amounts of food and help serve the ravenous rowers who consumed 12 chickens, 12 qtrs. of meat chili, 6 qtrs. of veggie chili, 15 lbs. of rice, 15 lbs. of banana, tray upon tray of cookies, brownies, grapes, strawberries and much more. Those of us, less exercised, look on in envy as they consume without gaining an ounce.
An extra thank you to those who worked the kitchen and helped with the serving table.


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B1 after the race
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G1 crossing the line
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To the victor, the spoils
Pictures of Kent races:
Click on Kent races Page 1
Click on Kent races Page 2
Click on Kent races Page 3
More pictures of Kent races by Roddy Scheer:
Click on Kent races Page 1
Click on Kent races Page 2
Click on Kent races Page 3

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Salisbury and Brookline Races - April 8th 2018

It was a clear cool sunny day but with a wicked westerly crosswind. We launched 7 boys' boats and 4 girls' boats. Our girls won the G1 and G2 races with Brookline and our G3 and G4 came in third and fourth in the G2 race. Our B1 boat beat Brookline but lost to Salisbury. Our B2 won their race by open water. Brookline won the B3 race with our B3 and B4. Brookline won the B4 race with our B5, B6 & B7. For many of our athletes this was their first ever race on the Merrimack.


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Last 10 strokes
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Finish Line
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Up and over
Click on Salisbury & Brookline races Page 1
Click on Salisbury & Brookline races Page 2
Click on Salisbury & Brookline races Page 3

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Spring Practice

We have two pages of pictures covering two different days of practice. One on a clear day and the other in a snow storm. Rowing is not a sport for the weak of spirit. Racing 1500 meters against the best of New England and pushing through the pain to pull harder like a dog for the last 500 meters takes mental as well as physical strength. Andover rowers who train do to do this, brush off a little snow storm like it was only a flake. The rowers of 1958 did it, the rowers of 1988 did it and now the rowers of 2018 still do it.

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Layed back rowing
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River cleanup
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Blizzard rowing
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60 years of rowing sun, rain or snow

We have posted pictures.
Click on Practice Days Page 1
Click on Practice Days Page 2


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2018 Florida Pre-season Rowing trip

While it was snowing on the Merrimack some of our lucky rowers and coaches were tempting aligators on a canal in Florida. The trip provided warmth and almost perfect rowing conditions to transfer the rattling winter erg training to the gentle glide of river rowing.

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The tribe
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The aligator
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Coach Jester
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The sunrise

We have posted pictures of the Florida trip.
Click on Pictures from Florida Page 1


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The 2017 Photo Stories

















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Taming the river



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The new Hart Perry - Bill Brown Trophy.
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There is a new fashion on the Merrimack. For the first time ever we have provided bright yellow "pogies" to keep the extremities warm during rowing. As you all should know, this is New England and we will row in any weather unless there is a safety concern such as lightning.


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Alumni News

Congratulation to Liv Coffey '07 who stroked the Cambridge Women's Boat Club to victory in The Boat Race this past Saturday. Liv rowed for Andover, Harvard and the US team where she won a World Championship. Someone told Liv it was impossible to complete an MBA at Cambridge and row for the University. Well she has completed the first part, I am sure she will be successful at the second part.
You can watch the race on YouTube here Cambridge Oxford Women's Boat Race 2018

Our annual Reunion Row will be at 7.00 am on June 9th. Please email andovercrew@andovercrew.com if you will be coming so that we can have a rough idea of numbers. We look forward to seeing everyone from '58 to '13.
Time to call your classmates ans see who is still made of the stuff that gats rowers out of bed and on the river with the rising sun. All alumni are welcome even it is not your reunion year.

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Andover Crew history

Interested in the history of Andover Crew? We have now posted all the yearbooks to http://www.andovercrew.com/YearBook/indexYearBooks.html . Enjoy! We are still missing Yearbooks for the following years 1958, 1959, 1984,1985, 1991 and 2004.

Here are some yearbook pictures. Please see if you can guess the year and name any of the people. These are also posted on Facebook. You can email your answers to andovercrew@andovercrew.net or post them in the guest book. See the "guestbook" icon on the top of this page.

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With help from Hobey Birmingham '62
Boys 1963
Standing Row: Coach Bill Brown, James Pinney ‘63, Jan Askman ‘63, James Wells ‘63, John Born ‘63, Hugh Emory ‘63, Dan Eubank ‘65, Gib Vincent ‘63, Gordon Hardy '63
Front Row: Paul Hoffman ‘63
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With help from Neil Batt '82:
1st Row: E.Roche '83, P. Tipton '83, D. Mahoney '82, M Weatherley-White '82, J Doggett '83
2nd Row: T. Lameyer '82, N. Batt '82, D. Duquette '82, S. Hochman '84
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With help from Struan Robertson '83:
Girls 1 and 2nd 1983
1st Row: Rachel Moscarella '83, J. Gillivray ;84, Rachel Simons '83, Carolyn McGowan '83, ?
2nd Row: Thayer Tolles '83, E Stier '83, Donna Hoitsma '83?, Betsy Biern '84
3rd Row: L.Doucette, Susannah Hill '83, E. Crowther, L. Zuckerman '83, Elizabeth McHenry '83
4th Row: P. Canfield, S. Black '83,S. Hazelwood '85, Milisa Galazzi '84.
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Boys 1 and 2nd 1983 L-R, Boys First Boat:
1st Row: Max Drake '83, Patrick Tipton '83, Geoffrey Tuller '83, Alec Hugo '83, Chris Tompson '83,
2nd Row: Jeb Doggett '83, Eamon Roche '83, Steve Hochman '84 & Bruce Trask '83,
3rd Row: Boys 2nd Boat- Art Muldoon '84, Mikkel Hermann '83, (coxswain)?, John Helmers '83, Struan Robertson '83, Peter Washburn (coach)
4th Row: Dan Miller '83, ?, Fritz Reichenbach '83, Steve Blackwell '83.
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1982 G1
1st Row: P. Hager, R Moscarella '83, R. Simons '83, C. Richards '82, L. Carr
2nd Row: J. Mulvihill '82, T. Tolles'83 , E. Biemann '82, M. Durham '82

For more alumni stories click here Alumi Corner
Year Books Andover Crew


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We have started digging into the history of Andover Crew.
Looking for new alumni new, please send them in if you have some to share
Here are some old pictures from Henley:

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1959 - First Andover trip to Henley
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1959 Andover vs Thames Rowing Club

1959 Boat: Bow-Bill Taylor, 2-Chris Miller, 3-Jack Allen, 4-Renny Maier, 5-Dick Masland, 6-Art Burnham, 7-Bill Sanford, stroke-Maynard Toll (Captain), cox-Patrick Cary-Barnard. (Thanks to Bill Sanford)

We have also started a web page for the rowing entries in the Year Books from 1956 when Coach Brown founded Andover Crew. Below is the first entry from 1956. We have now posted all we have on Year Books Andover Crew
We are still missing Year Books for the following years 1958, 1959, 1984,1985, 1991and 2004. If you have a Yearbook for any of these years and are willing to scan it or send it to us to scan please email us at andovercrew@andovercrew.net.


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1956 Year Book

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Old Fashion Jump to, if you prefer


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The Spirit of Andover Crew

Crew is a little different from other sports. All the students, boys and girls, everyone from varsity first boat to the sixth boat, train together, practice together, race together. Everyone jumps on the same bus for the bone-rattling trip to the boathouse. Everyone helps with the launches. Everyone shares the same cold wet days on the Merrimack. Everyone shares the same pain, the same pleasure. Everyone will have the same joy as the boat starts to sync and the speed increases. There is no individual effort. There is no individual glory. Only one boat, eight rowers, one coxswain, one shell. A racing boat.
Below is a multimedia section including a video of this year's (07) interschols, Michelle's call and video from Henley '06 and a documentary video about Andover crew made by Katherine Adams '06. Recently we have noticed people referring to Andover crew as a world class program. The shallow reason for such an accolade is probably the recent racing performance such as B1 with two silvers and a gold and G1 with three silvers in the last three New England Championships. We think the program is world class because of the spirit of Andover crew down through all 12 boats. We hope the videos below will help you visit again with the spirit of Andover crew.

Interschols '07 Video

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Click the links below for Interschol video thanks to Jim Moroney.
Click here for Interschol video part 1
Click here for Interschol video part 2
Click here for Interschol video part 3

Abingdon Race Henley '06 - Michelle's Coxswain's Call: You can feel the spirit as you listen to this race from Henley '06. Abingdon, one of the top English schools, used their fantastic start to take an early lead of over a boat length. Lesser crews would have crumbled. Andover clawed back into the race and then pulled off a tremendous sprint to take the victory.

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Click the CONE for a video combination of the coxswain's recording and the TV recording of the Abingdon-Andover race. The video will start with a photograph of the team racing at Henley. The TV footage from www.rowtv.co.uk will appear for the last 500 meters.

Andover Crew video: Katherine Adams created this Andover crew video in the Spring of '04. As you watch this movie I think you will appreciate that Andover Crew is something very special. We have split the movie into four parts to make it easier to play and download. Please click on the link and it will play using Media Player. You may also right click on each part to download the four files and then use the 'open' command under 'file' to select all four to play as a group.
Andover Crew Video Part 1
Andover Crew Video Part 2
Andover Crew Video Part 3
Andover Crew Video Part 4
Courtesy of Katherine Adams '06



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General Information

Coaches:

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Coach Dale Hurley Director of Andover Crew.

Dale joined us in 2006 and has been a inspiration to our young rowers ever since with his famous launch cry of "What do you do when you are not having fun?" "PULL HARDER". He came to the program with coaching experience at Blair Academy, University of Pennsylvania, University of Tennessee, and the US Naval Academy built on top of a successful rowing career that included being a 5 time member of the U.S National Lightweight Rowing team. This past 3 years he ran a very enthusiastic girls program that improved their Interschols results each year culminating with winning Interschols on 2015.
The goal is to inspire happy rowers to learn to row in the fall and win the New England Championship in the spring. We all wish Dale and his team every success.

Andy Finch will be the Head Coach for the boys and Ellen Minzner is the Head Coach for the girls.

Coach Ellen Minzner is a two-time World Champion in the Lightweight Women’s pair who as a coach has helped thousands of athletes start rowing. She has coached at Wellesley College, Kansas State University, and the University of California at Berkeley, as well as at high school programs including the Winsor School, Greater Lawrence Rowing, and CRI where she won the Isabel Bohn Award from US Rowing, recognizing her significant achievement in providing opportunities in rowing for athletes with disabilities.

Coach Andy Finch learned to row at Boston University. After four years with the BU program, and upon graduation, Andy went on to row on the Lightweight US National Team for 3 years; 1994, 1995, and 1996. Coach Finch has previously coached at Brooks School, Philips Exeter, and more recently founded the rowing program at St. John's Prep in Danvers, MA. He continues to row and competes annually in the Head of the Charles Regatta which he has only missed once since his first in 1991.

Coach Susan Lindholm A dedicated coach with a profound understanding of exercise physiology, Lindholm has directed men's and women's programs on all levels. She is a 1982 graduate of the University of Rhode Island where she successfully competed as a lightweight rower and coach. Lindholm has also coached at Riverside Boat Club, Boston University and most recently was Head Coach at MIT.

Coach Brendan Mackinson teaches in the Natural Sciences. Coach Mackinson is following the same path as Bill Brown in that he was a sailor who moved on to coaching Crew.

Ms. Claire Dahm - PA Teacher in History and Social Science. Coach Dahm's college research included criminal rehabilitation programs. Coach Dahm learned to row in Australia where water rotates in the opposite direction.

Mr. Logan Jester - PA Teaching Fellow in Math. Coach Jester rowed at college and is also a graduate of the CRI Institute of Rowing Leadership.

Coach Profile - School website

Captain election results:
Girls' Team co-Captains '18: Lila Brady and Sophie Brown
Boys' Team co-Captains '18: Nate Cruz and Nick Schoeller.

O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up--for you the flag is flung--for you the bugle trills;
For you bouquets and ribbon'd wreaths--for you the shores a-crowding;
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;

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Coach Peter Washburn - Andover Crew 1981 to 2014

We owe a huge thank you to Pete Washburn and his wife Kit for the last 33 years. Thanks for all the boats that raced at Interschols, Youth Nationals and Henley Royal Regatta but most importantly thanks for being a wonderful coach and mentor to generations of Andover rowers and coxswains.
The pictures below are a team photograph from 1981 and a race day picture from 2013.
You will always be in our hearts.
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Training and Fun

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Some guidance for the art of erging with skill and style. Read and inwardly digest this guidance and then do the complete opposite and you will have perfection!

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Now that the crews are on the water, some people will be catching crabs. If you are going to do something, you might as well excel at it. Here are instructions for catching a really good crab!

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You will need a mp4 player such as QuickTime or DIV/X.

For a video of a real-life ejector crab from the MIT website, thanks to Kit H. Click here

Diet is very important for all of us. Strenuous sports such as Crew add an extra dimension to diet planning. Eating properly is essential for good health. Some useful advice for rowers and parents bringing food to races can be found in this Training diet guide link. Staying healthy should be the first priority.

Crew first day on the water

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Crew after a week with the coaches

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Strokes thru' the ages

I know we have many alumni who go weepy eyed at the sight of an old wooden boat and cannot believe that the feather light modern oars can propel a boat at speed. Michael Callahan of the Universiy of Washington has written an interesting article comparing the stroke used in 1949 with that of today. To see this article Click here

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The 1949 boat merged with the 2009 boat

If all this exertion is too much for you and you would rather some very light training , then try simulated crew with this game for your family interesting board games.


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Parental Support

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In the Fall our duty as parents is to make supporting, understanding nods at the comments that crew is "awesome", "tough", "exhilarating" and of course pretend that we understand the new language. We must not comment on the new found appetites, tendency to dress in layers and almost complete immunity to the weather. In Spring the racing season offers a direct opportunity for parents to participate. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend the race meetings and yell "GO BLUE". The students really appreciate the loyal band of supporters to cheer them to victory. The races are exhilarating, exhausting and appetite creating and that is just for the supporters. Over the duration of the race meeting, the parents provide a hospitality table for our athletes to quench their thirst and quell their hunger after a hard race.

We can have up to 120 hungry students to feed. You would be amazed at the amount of food consumed. Our athletes are very serious about what they eat before and after a race. It appears they really listen to all the comments about healthy eating that you thought had fallen on deaf ears.
Check out what rowers should and should not eat and when
In Spring we publish a sample menu for the food table. Everyone can join in by bringing food or making a donation to purchase food.
Click here for the food menu for our race If your child has any special food requirements or preferences please have them inform us before the races and email andovercrew@andovercrew.net
To make every race a fun filled success we need loads of help from parent volunteers. Parents can bring food, organize the food table, take pictures, send twitter results and even write up rce day reports for the website. Every little bit of help makes the boats go faster.
Click here for Parent Information
Click here for the sign up sheet.Parent Volunteer Sign Up

The most important thing parents can do is provide encouragement and, if possible, come to support the students at Parents Weekend in the Fall and the races in the Spring. A crew program needs good equipment to be competitive. The Andover crew program has also benefited over the past 50 years from parent and alumni donations. Much of our equipment has been acquired with these donations. Hence the funny names on the boats -- "Pete and Jerry", Cashin. Lone Star and Coach Moss. When crews have won the right to attend the Henley Regatta in London, it has only been possible with the generous donations of parents and alumni to pay for a trip that will be remembered for a lifetime.

If you would like to be on our email list please email us at andovercrew@andovercrew.net.

Top 7 Reasons To Be A Crew Mom/Dad

1. Cooking lunch for the kids on the team is like cooking for a small village.
2. The people from the Child Abuse Prevention Center keep calling about the cuts and bruises on the backs of your child's legs.
3. Standing in the rain and mud on Saturdays in April is much better than relaxing at home.
4. What the hell is a unisuit?
5. Your kids haven't gone to bed this early since they were two years old.
6. You can personally keep Johnson and Johnson in business by buying Band-Aids, gauze, and Neosporin for all their blisters.
7. After all these years they finally eat everything on their plate.


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Spring Schedule

To live is to row, to row is to race, to race is to test the limits. NEIRA beckons.

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A Call to Oars:
Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
Then imitate the action of the tiger;
Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood,
Disguise fair nature with hard-favour'd rage;
Now set the teeth and stretch the nostril wide,
Hold hard the breath and bend up every spirit
To the full height. On, on, you noblest rowers.
Whose limbs were made in New England show us here
The mettle of your pasture; let us swear
That you are worth your breeding; which I doubt not;
For there is none of you so mean and base,
That hath not noble lustre in your eyes.
I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The game's afoot:
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry 'Go for myself, my family and Andover Crew!'
(Mostly from Henry V Act 3 Scene 1)
- Apologies to Will Shakespeare.

Preliminary Andover Spring Racing Schedule 2018 (Teams, times and boats may change)
Date Day Team Opponent Site Time
07-Apr-2018 Sat Boys B1-B? Brookline and Salisbury Home Results
07-Apr-2018 Sat Girls G1-G? Brookline and Salisbury Home Results
14-Apr-2018 Sat Boys B1-B5 Kent Home Results
14-Apr-2018 Sat Girls G1-G5 Kent Home Results
21-Apr-2018 Sat Boys B1-B7 St. John'sPrep, BC High & TBD Home 1.00 pm
21-Apr-2018 Sat Girls G1-G6 TBD Home 1.00 pm
28-Apr-2018 Sat Boys B1-B6 Hingham, Brunswick & Boston Latin Home 1.00 pm
28-Apr-2018 Sat Girls G1-G6 Hingham, Brunswick & Boston Latin Home 1.00 pm
5-May-2018 Sat Boys B1-B5 St. Paul's & Glastonbury Away3.00 pm
5-May-2018 Sat Girls G1-G5 St. Paul's & Glastonbury Away 3.00 pm
12-May-2018 Sat Boys B1-B7 Tabor-Exeter Home 1.00 pm
12-May-2018 Sat Girls G1-G7 Tabor-Exeter Home 1.00 pm
19-May-2018 Sat Boys B1-B6 Hanover & NMH Away & Home 1.00 pm
19-May-2018 Sat Girls G1-G6 Hanover & NMH Away& Home1.00 pm
26-May-2018 Sat Boys B1-B3 Interscholastics (NEIRA) Away 8.00 am
26-May-2018 Sat Girls G1-G3 Interscholastics (NEIRA) Away 8.00 am
09-June-2018 Sat Alumni Reunion Row Home 7.00 am

The number of boats depends the other schools. The possible Post Season competition depends on Intershol results

For past years' results go to Row2k results and enter the year.

The times listed are approximate times for the first racing boat to go on the water. The teams and supporters arrive about an hour earlier to setup for the races.

GO BLUE!!

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Related links

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AndoverCrew on YouTube

This is a list of Andovercrew videos on YouTube by various contribitors in no special order.

Oscar Tang: Andover Life
Abingdon-Andover Henley06
Ian Sigal -- Work Ethic
Ian Sigal -- Team Mates
Ian Sigal -- Goals
2011 NEIRA B1 Final
2011 NERIA G1 Final
2011 NERIA B3 Final
2011 National Championships
2011 National
2011 NEIRA G2 heat
2011 NEIRA B2
2011 NERIA G1 heat
2011 NEIRA G2 Final
2011 NEIRA B1 Heat
2011 NEIRA B2 Final
2010 NERIA Trophy presentation
2010 Interschols Luc goes swimming
2010 Interschols Girls G1
2007 Henley Women's Regatta

We have added video thanks to Joe Bouscaren. They are on Youtube as well. Search Andover B1 Neira. You can click on them to play if this is jumpy or slow then you can right click and download them to your computer and play. They are MP4 format and can be viewed with a free player from www.divx.com.
Click on Interschols Race video B1
Click on Interschols Race video B2
Click on Interschols Race video B3
Click on Interschols Race video G1
Click on Interschols Race video G2
Click on Interschols Race video G3
Click on Row2k Article
Click on Andover Crew video with natural sound
Click on Andover Crew video with music

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Andover crew Hats - THE definitive fashion statement this Spring

We have re-ordered Andover Crew hats. Every rower and coach will get a free hat before Grandparents' Weekend. Over 130 hats. Additional hats have been purchased for parents, friends and alumni of Andover Crew. These hats are available for a donation of $20. Wear your hat when you visit the campus to show your support for the crew program. When we reach a 150 donations, we will have covered the cost of the hats for the rowers.
If you would like a hat please email andovercrew@andovercrew.net. We will email you donation instructions. The hats are lightweight with a built in sweat band.:

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Andover Crew Hat - front
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Andover Hat - back

We also have a small quantity of dark blue and light blue visors for $10.



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