Rowing Opens Season at Portland Fall Classic
Oct. 24, 2009
CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Oregon State men's and women's crew return to action this weekend at the Portland Fall Classic regatta on Sunday. This will be the Beavers only competition of the 2009 fall season and will give the rowers valuable racing experience for the season ahead.
The Portland Fall Classic is organized as a head race. It will be run on a 5,000 meter course with crews starting every 20 seconds. After all boats have finished the times will be compiled to find a winner.
On the men's side, Oregon State will bring two 8+ boats to the regatta, which will be run from the east side of Ross Island through the Burnside Bridge in downtown Portland. On the women's side, Oregon State will bring three 8+ boats to the regatta.
In addition to the 8+ crews, the Beavers will also bring five 4+ boats to the regatta on the men's side, with four 4+ squads competing in the men's collegiate 4+.
For the best viewing at the regatta, fans should find a spot on the north or south side of the boathouse on the Eastbank Esplanade. The entire course is in full view from the bike/walking trail at that location. In addition, the final 400 meters of the course are along a floating walkway for bikes and pedestrians.
Results will be available at RowingCentral.com. As always, check in with osubeavers.com for all things Beaver rowing.