National Learn to Row Day 2018

​​​​​​Artemis partners with USRowing for National Learn to Row Day on Saturday, June 2nd!

Artemis Rowing will open its boathouse to the public for this event on Saturday June 2 at Jack London Square Aquatic Center located on the Oakland Estuary.  We will be joined by Nate Goodman, Yale rower 2013-2017, and current member of the US National Team training here in Oakland in preparation for the Tokyo Summer Olympics in 2020.

Learn to Row Day is free and will run from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m  All ages are welcome, and participants can learn basic rowing technique on ergs (rowing machines), then have the opportunity to try out rowing on the water with the help of experienced Artemis rowers.  If you’ve ever wondered if rowing could be your sport, this is your opportunity to find out!

Artemis Takes Silver at Nationals

The Artemis Lightweight 2x crew of Christine Hovermale and Hailey Mead raced strong at the US Rowing Youth Nationals in Princeton, NJ, on June 10th and 11th and came away with the Silver Medal and the right to be called the second fastest team in the Nation!  Christine and Hailey breezed through the Heats and Semifinals with two wins by open water over the nearest other teams and moved on to the A Finals.

US Rowing, concerned about weather on Sunday the 12th, decided to conclude all finals a day early so the teams lined up on Saturday afternoon for the A Final.   With one of the fastest starts in Youth Rowing, Christine and Hailey were quickly out on the front of the race by almost a length of open water to the next crew.  They maintained the lead to the 1500 meter mark where the team from Seattle Rowing Club slowly started to reel them in and ultimately passed Artemis at the finish.  As testimony to the speed of their race, the times of the first two lightweight boats would have been in the top five times when put up against the Open Weight 2x boats.  Overall, a successful finish to the season!