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Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Event Type: All Ages
Date: 7/10/2018
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
Description:
 Have you ever admired the graceful gliding of boats racing on a lake? Have you ever wanted to try rowing? What is a coxswain, a scull, a sweep, a stroke, a crab? Why do the rowers sit backwards? Did you know there is a local club that rows on Onondaga Lake? Join Joe Bufano, Executive Director of the Syracuse Chargers Rowing Club to find out all about this wonderful sport in anticipation of the upcoming Onondaga LakeFest.


5:15 A.M., the alarm sounds and the athletes rise without hesitation.
The morning is brisk but the sun's rays of warmth are just beginning to throw themselves onto Onondaga Lake.

Maybe you've captured a glimpse driving by: 2 olympic style rowing shells (boats) of 9 athletes on a quest for true speed, giving it their all, as they pierce the shiny, glassy cloak of Onondaga green water. These moments bring a feeling that is almost indescribable.

There is something about the quiet, placid solitude contrasted with the voracious attempts of the athletes, stroke after stroke, that stirs deep feelings of passion It is truly close to perfection.

What is this sport? What is it all about? Have you ever wanted to try rowing? A "coxswain"? A "scull"? A "sweep"? A "stroke"? A "crab"? What is this funny terminology?

Did you know there is a rowing club in Onondaga County on Onondaga Lake? Join Joe Bufano as he shares this wonderful sport with us in preparation for the Onondaga LakeFest.

Location: Carman Community Room