A Vesta Masters 4x recently competed in the Head of the Schuykill Regatta, Philadelphia, one of the U.S major regattas alongside the Head of the Charles.
Michael Maynard, Paul Mew and Bryan Williams flew into Newark the Thursday before to meet Mike Furgueson who recently returned to his native US. Two hours after landing they were on the water at the Nereid Boat Club, Rutherford N.J doing a solid 10k on the Passaic River. Friday morning saw more practice time with a 12k workout.
On Saturday, the group drove two hours to Philadelphia and were hosted by University Barge Club.
Thankfully, the dire weather predictions proved to be wrong and the quad had good conditions for their mid afternoon race. UBC loaned a new Fillippi to the crew for the 2.5 mile long course. The boat was stroked by Mew, powered by Maynard in 3 & Williams in 2 and steered by Furgueson.
They rowed at a strong and controlled pace throughout the race and crossed the line finishing a respectable third in their category.