Rowing Battles Tough Conditions at HOCR

CAMBRIDGE -- On a windy day in Cambridge, with a strong current and gusts of almost 40 mph on the Charles River, the last thing the University of Pennsylvania heavyweight rowing team needed as it got 2016-17 underway was equipment issues. However, that is just what the Quakers had to deal with during the Head of the Charles Regatta as a broken rudder left the Red and Blue unable to stay true to the course and ultimately finish in 26th place.

"Our coxswain, Lauren Hochman, deserves a lot of credit" said head coach Geoff Bond. "She took a tough situation and handled it as best she could. The boat simply could not turn, and she deserves high marks for getting the crew home safely."

The Red and Blue will have a chance to get right back on the water this weekend as they prepare for two regattas. On October 29, Penn is on home water for the Head of the Schuylkill. On October 30, the Quakers will row in the Princeton Chase on Lake Carnegie.