After a well deserved break for the holidays, the boys and girls of Berkeley High Crew are back to training. The short winter days mean more hours on the ergs and in the weight room, but full afternoon practices on the Estuary will resume soon enough.
The coaching staff has been busy arranging this year’s racing calendar. Here is the latest — very much subject to change as the details are ironed out!
Berkeley High students interested in joining the school’s rowing team should attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, September 6 at 4:00 PM at the Jacket Stadium bleachers.
At this meeting the coaching staff will provide students with the basic info they need to get started. If you are planning on rowing – or trying out for any varsity sport – you will need to complete the BHS Athletic Packet prior to the start of practice. Details on the Packet are available on the Athletics web site here.
The Spring 2017 racing season is on! The Yellowjackets’ schedule, Race Info Sheets, and results are below – check back for updates!
February 18: Novice Regatta (races shortened and cancelled due to wind)
February 25 & 26: Faultline Face-Off Info Sheet / Results
March 4: JLAC Cup Results
March 12: Battle of the Bay Results
March 25: Pacific Invitational Results
April 8: 510 Sprints Results
April 22: League Race at Lake Natoma Results
May 5-7: USRowing Southwest Youth Championship Results
May 20: Under 17 West Coast Championship
The Fall 2016 racing season is in the books! The Jackets put together strong performances throughout the fall and have several positive results to show for their efforts. The Varsity Men displayed promising speed, particularly in their sculling and lightweight boats, and the boys are highly motivated going into the winter. Fall highlights included 3rd and 4th-place finishes for the Quads at the Head of the Lagoon, and 3rd and 8th in the Quad at the Head of the American. The Lightweight Doubles took 2nd and 3rd at the American (first and second among junior crews).
With a large (four and a half eights!) and relatively young group, the Varsity Women spent the fall establishing a technical foundation that should pay dividends in the spring. A respectable 4th of 22 Varsity Fours at the Head of the American shows the Jackets are on the right track.
A new crop of novices have been hard at work as well. The Novice Women have another strong class in the making, with over two eights of rowers on the roster. The Novice Men have a smaller but talented group that is focused on developing another wave of skilled scullers.