RUMSON: NAVESINK BOAT RACE RETURNS

Mens’ and womens’ teams from top schools compete when the eighth annual Rumson Boat Race takes to the the Navesink River Saturday. (Photo by Peter Lindner. Click to enlarge.) 

When the first sunrise of autumn 2017 lights up the panoramic Navesink River environs this Saturday morning 23, mens’ and womens’ varsity rowing crews from five top schools will compete for the coveted Governor’s and Mayor’s Cups — and help raise funds for hometown athletes — during the Rumson Boat Race.

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RUMSON RESIDENTS GO OARS-IN FOR RACE

Rumson Boat RaceOver 130 college rowers and coaches from West Point, Drexel, Rutgers and Villanova enjoyed the hospitality of some 30 local families, and took part in a successful sixth annual edition of The Rumson Boat Race that was successful on every count, thanks to some very generous sponsors, volunteers, host families, and athletes. The crews and their boats arrived at the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School Rowing Center adjacent to Victory Park and enjoyed dinner at Bingham Hall, while crew supporters attended a Coaches Reception at the home of Allan Trent. Kimberly Newsome of Resources Realtors received special thanks from the event’s housing coordinator Linda Edwards when additional accommodations were needed on short notice, and the event helped raise funding for the equipment used by the RFH Rowing athletes.

RUMSON BOAT RACE SPARKLES ON NAVESINK

High school and college rowers had a gorgeous day on our beautiful Navesink River when they gathered for the fifth annual Rumson Boat Race out of Victory Park in Rumson Saturday morning. The event drew men’s and women’s varsity eights from Rutgers, Villanova, and 2014 Dad Vail Regatta champions Drexel University. It also helped raised funds for equipment used by rowing athletes at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School. (Photos by Peter Lindner. Click to enlarge)

 

 

OARS IN FOR FIFTH RUMSON BOAT RACE

Rumson Race DrexelThe rowing team from Drexel University gets set to compete during a past edition of the Rumson Boat Race. The champions of the annual Dad Vail competition return to the Navesink River for this year’s edition of the event, on September 27.

Its past editions have been marked by the occasional unpredictability of the river Navesink — but on Saturday, September 27, the Rumson Boat Race returns to the waters off Victory Park for a fifth annual edition.

The collegiate rowing event — a competition that was spurred into being by the announced (but withdrawn) relocation of the high-profile Dad Vail Regatta to Rumson — will draw teams that include Men’s and Women’s Varsity 8+s from Rutgers, Villanova, and the 2014 Dad Vail Champions, Drexel University. Teams will race for the Governor’s Cups on the Navesink River, giving a boost in support of the blossoming rowing culture in the community — and in the process providing funding for the equipment used by rowing athletes at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School.

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