Monthly Archives: November, 2012

Coaches Cup Stays With AJRA For Another Year

November 13th, 2012 Posted by Races & Regattas 0 thoughts on “Coaches Cup Stays With AJRA For Another Year”

On Saturday, November 10th, AJRA successfully defeated rivals St. Andrew in team points competition in order to hold on to the Coaches Cup for another year. Henley on the Hooch, started in 1996, is an annual race between the two clubs to wrap up the fall season, and sets the two teams against each other in several head race events.

AJRA’s developmental squad rowers, known as D-Squad, also got a chance to showcase their skills, racing each other in exhibition events and even racing a boat from our fall Parent Learn-to-Row! It was a strong day for all of our squads, and a great way to wrap up our fall training. With this race complete, AJRA finishes the fall season, and now turns to winter training and indoor conditioning in order to prepare for the spring race season.

Full results here: RESULTS

Henley on Hooch Regatta Set for Saturday

November 6th, 2012 Posted by Races & Regattas 0 thoughts on “Henley on Hooch Regatta Set for Saturday”

AJRA rowers:  Be ready to defend the coveted Coaches Cup as the overall team winner of the Henley on the Hooch, scheduled this year for Sat., Nov. 10.   The annual race will see us go head-to-head with friendly rival St. Andrew for bragging rights.  AJRA has won the Coaches Cup for the past eight consecutive years.

The race was started in 1996 and gets its name from the famed British Henley Regatta — the longest running sporting event in the world.  It’s a great opportunity for friends and family to see rowing firsthand right on our home stretch of the Chattahoochee.  Food will be available for rowers and families, and you can also purchase spirit wear!

The preliminary schedule is as follows:

7:30am Coaches & Coxswains Meeting
9:00am – 11:00am Novice and Varsity Races
11:00am – 12:00pm D Squad Exhibition Races
12:15pm Trophy Presentation at Azalea Park

The final race schedule will be posted under the Important Info tab, Regatta Info later this week but note that all Novice and Varsity rowers are expected to be present for the entire event.


Atlanta Juniors Post Several Top-10 Finishes at the Hooch

November 5th, 2012 Posted by Races & Regattas 0 thoughts on “Atlanta Juniors Post Several Top-10 Finishes at the Hooch”

Atlanta Junior Rowing Association continued its fall campaign over the weekend by competing against teams from all over the country at Head of the Hooch, in Chattanooga, TN . The Atlanta Juniors brought their full racing squad, with varsity and novice men and women racing in several youth events. This regatta has continued to grow over the last few years, leading to an entry cap of 1200 boats racing on Saturday, and 800 boats continuing racing on Sunday. All teams gained valuable racing experience from this huge regatta, continuing to build towards the spring championship season with strong performances across the board.

Out of 13 events AJRA entered, the “A” entry placed in the top 10 finishers in 10 of these races. The “B” entries also placed well, coming in at the top of many team’s second entries, and even beating many teams’ first entries as well. With races on both Saturday and Sunday, the highlight performance came from the Varsity Women, with their Lightweight 8+ placing 3rd in a fast field, and bringing home bronze medals from Chattanooga.