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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

2014 - New England Championships Boys: Team Trophy 1st., B1 Gold, B2 Silver, B3 Silver

2014 - New England Championships Girls: Team Trophy 4th., G1 5th., G2 5th., G3 Bronze


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To provide information and news for the Parents, Friends, and Alumni of Andover Crew.



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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.
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News June 14th. 2017

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We have added another 339 pictures from NEIRA thanks to Sean Cullen.

We have added another 114 pictures from NEIRA thanks to Max Blandon.

We have added another 389 pictures from NEIRA thanks to Max Blandon.

We have just posted pictures from our Senior Row this week. We are sad to see these seniors leave but we know they will make the world a better place and wish them all the best in whatever wonderful path their life discovers. They are and always will be Andover rowers and coxswains. (after the Senior Row, the conswains are also rowers!)

Please click for the pictures:
Click on Senior Row 2017 Page 1
Click on Senior Row 2017 Page 2

We had a great weekend at NEIRAs. First pictures posted below. Hopefully more to come from other parents.

We had a fantastic day today racing our 4th to 6th boats with Hanover High, Tabor and Hingham in Hanover NH. Our rowers swept their races and while our coxswains may have lacked speed, they more than made up for it with enthusiasm, style, and panache. With good weather and great company, it was one of our best days racing.
Check out our race video especially the coxswain's eight race here Friends of Andover Crew on Facebook.

We have completed our last home race. It was fun but it is always a little bit sad as our seniors realize their years at Andover are really coming to an end. The fact that they have survived four years at Andover is a testament to their ability and persistence. The fact that they have completed four years of Andover Crew is a testament to their passion. Their colleges are lucky to have these young people joining them in the fall.

We have two weekends of racing left.
For our G4, G5, B4, B5 & B6 we will race at Hanover New Hampshire this coming Saturday May 20th.
For our B1, B2, B3, G1, G2 & G3 we will race at Lake Quinsigmond in the New England Championships aka NEIRA and aka Interschols on Saturday May 27th.

We have posted links to the race times in the Schedule Table. Please click here 2017 Schedule and then click results.

Young alumni rowing for colleges this spring

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 2017 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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NEIRA 2017

We had a great weekednd at NEIRAs. First batch of pictures posted below. More to come.


Please click for the pictures.
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and more pictures
Click on NEIRA 2017 thanks to Yi Zheng Page 1

Please click for the pictures thanks to Max Blandon who had the largest lens of anyone at NEIRA.
Click on NEIRA 2017 Page 1 Max
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Please click for the pictures thanks to Sean Cullen.
Click on NEIRA 2017 Page 1 Sean
Click on NEIRA 2017 Page 2 Sean
Click on NEIRA 2017 Page 3 Sean
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Hanover, Tabor & Hingham 4th, 5th & 6th Boats '17

We had a fantastic day today racing our 4th to 6th boats with Hanover High, Tabor and Hingham in Hanover NH. Our rowers swept their races and while our coxswain's eight may have lacked speed they more than made up for it with enthusiasm, style, and panache. With good weather and great company, it was one of our best days racing.
This race was a good 2 hours north of Boston so the parent support was very thin. A huge thanks to Debbie Hannam who supported us even though her rower was not involved. Kudos to the Lin & Hearle families that made the effort. It was a beautiful setting on the Connecticut river about 4 miles north of Hanover town and Dartmouth College. We were also joined by Marc Sevastopoulo '15 who is now a student at Dartmouth. Check the pictures below. Check out our race video especially the coxswain's eight race here Friends of Andover Crew on Facebook.

This was our last race of the season for our 4th, 5th and 6th boats. Hugs all round.


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Click on Hanover, Tabor & Hingham 4th, 5th & 6th Boat races Page 1
Click on Hanover, Tabor & Hingham 4th, 5th & 6th Boat races Page 2
Click on Hanover, Tabor & Hingham 4th, 5th & 6th Boat races Page 3
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Exeter and Tabor '17


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Click on Exeter and Tabor races Page 1
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Click on Exeter and Tabor races Page 1 By Max Blandon
This last page of photographs are taken by Max Blandon. Max has put me to shame. These pictures are truly beautiful. The detail and rich colors embrace your eyes.


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St. Paul's and Glastonbury '17

The weather gods smiled on us this week. They punched a 3 hour hole in a soaking storm to allow our boats to rush down the river. We welcomed old friends from St. Paul's and new friends from Glastonbury. St. Paul's girls, coming off a 10 seconds victory over Kent the previous week, probably expected an easy day. Our girls showed their improving speed and made them fight for ever inch in every race. Our boys won every race with St.Paul's and Glastonbury.














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Click on St. Paul's and Glastonbury races Page 1
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Click on St. Paul's and Glastonbury races Page 3
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Click on St. Paul's and Glastonbury races by Max Blandon Page 1


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Hingham and Boston Latin races - April 29th 2017

A great day was had by all at the boathouse this weekend. The world and his wife came out to support the three teams racing. The day was extra special for us as an Andover boat crossed the line first in every race. We had a total of nine races with 11 Andover boats. Mother Nature graced us with a one day sample of summer with temperatures of almost 80 degrees.


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Click on Hingham High and Boston Latin races Page 1
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NMH, BC High and Belmont races - April 22nd 2017

It was a cool day with a slight head wind. Good conditions for rowing. We always want to put as many rowers on the water for race day as we can. So we started on Saturday with a race for our own B4, B5 and B6. We did not have enough rowers to fill B6 so we added some girls. They all rowed like masters but B5 gave B4 a really tight race and they both fought to the last with B4 crossing the line 1.8 seconds before B5. A great start to the day’s racing. Next up was G3 who jumped out to an early lead and never looked back finishing with open water over NMH. B3 faced tougher opposition. Andover and BC High fought each other for every meter of water all the way to the finish with BC Highs scrapping out a 0.7 seconds advantage at the line with open water back to Belmont Hill. Our G2 followed the style of G3 and romped down the course with water to spare without a thought for the poor camera people who have to try and get both boats in the frame. Next the boy’s B2 raced BC High and NMH. It was almost a repeat of the B3 race except in this case it was Andover who slipped out ahead to win by 1.1 seconds. The finish line judge was earning his brownies. The tension was rising as we worked up the boat rankings. G1 was off to a strong start and although the NMH G1 was stronger than their lower boats they could not keep on the stern of our boat. G1 crossed the line with a boat length of open water. Next up was the B1 race. BC High had high hopes for this race since they did better than Andover at Interschols last year. They both started strong but on this day Andover had the better of the race winning by about ½ a length of open water. The last race of the day was the G4 race. This was out of order to allow NMH to hot seat one of the rowers. Well G4 did us proud and came in with open water. Some of the winning crews were eager to dunk their coxswains for the first time this season but the coaches stopped the fun as the water was still very cold. All in all, a good day of racing.

We have posted pictures from the races with NMH, BC High and Belmont on April 22nd.
The weather forecast lied. They promised a dry 59 but delivered a wet 46 degrees. The numerical difference is small but in your bones this is a change from pleasantly warm to a deep chill. There was a light headwind and slightly rough water. Good racing conditions. All four girls' boats won by open water. The boys' B1 won by open water, B2 by 1/3 length and B3 lost a hard fought race by 0.7 seconds. Our B4, B5 and BG6 boats also gave us an exciting race with B4 winning by 1.8 seconds. There was enthusiasm for a first of the season throwing of the coxswains but the coaches blocked the tradition due to the temperatures.





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Click on NMH, BC High and Belmont races Page 1
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Race reports Kent races - April 15th 2017

This is a mix of practice on March 30th, Egg Hunt on April 14th and Kent race.




We have added some for Kent pictures thansk to Max Blandon.
Click on Kent races Page 1 by Max
Click on Practice Page 1
Click on Practice Page 2
Click on Egg Hunt Day Page 1
Click on Egg Hunt Day Page 2
Click on Egg Hunt Day Page 3
Click on Kent races Page 1
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Salisbury and Brookline Races - April 8th 2017

So we survived our first races on the Merrimack. With only a short time on the water all the boats looked amazingly good. There was a strong squirrelly river current, a brisk cross wind and some choppy water at about 300 meters into the races. These conditions created a challenge especially for our newer rowers and coxswains but they all handled the conditions very well. The girls G1 and G2 won their races with Brookline, both coming in about a boat length or 3 seconds ahead, Our G3 ran a respectable third in the G2 race at 5.26.7 and only 3.3 seconds behind the Brookline G2. These rowers train hard all week to race for 326 seconds and only a 1% difference decides the result. We have had Interschols results where the difference has been tenths of a second. On the boys side we were racing Salisbury and Brookline. Salisbury in recent years have had navy PGs that give them and edge in racing. Last year they won the New England Championships (aka Interschols). In the B1 race the Salisbury rowers looked formidable as they launched from the dock. As they came into the last 500 Salisbury were ahead but our B1 was still fighting hard. Salisbury took the race by a length over Andover and we were a good couple of lengths over Brookline. The B2 race followed the same format with Salisbury winning and Andover coming in well ahead of Brookline. The B3 race change the routine with B3 finishing about 2 lengths ahead of Brookline and Salisbury coming in well behind. The fourth boat race was Brookline versus our B4 and B5. This was a battle to the end with Brookline squeaking in at the finish by 0.22 seconds ahead of our B4 with our B5 coming in behind both of them. The last race of the day was an all boys boat of B6 guys versus a boat of four boys and four G4 girls. The mixed boat put up a good fight but in the end went down to the B6 boat by open water.





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Pre-Season

We have posted pictures.
Click on The river a week before the rowers returned.
Click on Home again Page 1
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The 2016 Photo Stories

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Dance, dance wherever you may be...
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Dress variations for New England Spring
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To the wire

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Seats matter
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Boat lengths matter
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To the river
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Focus
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Taming the river
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Sacrifices to the river God
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The price of victory is not wam

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The new Hart Perry - Bill Brown Trophy.
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Smile it is racing season.
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John Dent on the water.
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Racing on the Merrimack.

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

Our annual Reunion Row will be at 7.00 am on June 10th. 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 '57 to '12.
We hope to make a boat of Champions from the B1 boats of '62,'07 and '12 and another boat of Champions from the G1 and G2 boats of '77, '92 and '07. So now is a good time to contact your old boat mates and see if they are joining the Reunion Row. 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.

Yearbook
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
Yearbook
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.
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Andover Crew Video Part 2
Andover Crew Video Part 3
Andover Crew Video Part 4
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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.

Dale is the Head Coach for the boys and Ellen 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 is a BU grad who rowed there for 4 years. After graduating in 1994, Andy went on to row on the LWT National Team for 3 years 1994, 1995, and 1996

Coach Mike Grenier Most recently was head coach at Brooks school. Mike will be coaching the boys.

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.

Coach Abby Perelman is originally from San Diego. She is a teaching fellow in history and a house counselor in Paul Revere. Originally a distance runner she coxed the varsity boat at Tufts University.

Coach Profile - School website

Girls' Team co-Captains '17: Evelyn Mesler & Liz Irvin
Boys' Team Captains '17: Luke Bitler

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 2017 (Teams, times and boats may change)
Date Day Team Opponent Site Time
08-Apr-2017 Sat Boys B1-B5 Brookline and Salisbury Home Results
08-Apr-2017 Sat Girls G1-G3 Brookline and Salisbury Home Results
15-Apr-2017 Sat Boys B1-B? Kent Away Results
15-Apr-2017 Sat Girls G1-G? Kent Away Results
22-Apr-2017 Sat Boys B1-B6 NMH, BC High & Belmont Home Results
22-Apr-2017 Sat Girls G1-G4 NMH, BC High & Belmont Home Results
29-Apr-2017 Sat Boys B1-B6 Hingham & Boston Latin Home Results
29-Apr-2017 Sat Girls G1-G5 Hingham & Boston Latin Home Results
6-May-2017 Sat Boys B1-B6 St. Paul's & Glastonbury Home Results
6-May-2017 Sat Girls G1-G5 St. Paul's & Glastonbury Home Results
13-May-2017 Sat Boys B1-B6 Tabor-Exeter Home Results
13-May-2017 Sat Girls G1-G5 Tabor-Exeter Home Results
20-May-2017 Sat Boys B4-BG6 Hanover Away Results
20-May-2017 Sat Girls G4-G5 Hanover Away Results
27-May-2017 Sat Boys B1-B3 Interscholastics (NEIRA) Away 8.00 am
27-May-2017 Sat Girls G1-G3 Interscholastics (NEIRA) Away 8.00 am
10-June-2017 Sat TBD National Scholastic Regatta Away 8.00 am
10-June-2017 Sat Alumni Reunion Row Home 7.00 am

The number of boats depends the other schools. The possible Post Season competition this year would be the National Schools Championship in New Jersey on June 11th if our boats qualify.

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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