Ravens have successful showing at P.D. Ross Memorial Regatta
The Carleton University Ravens rowers had a successful showing at the 60th annual P.D. Ross Memorial Regatta on Sept. 17.
The regatta is a 1.9 km head-to-head race between the Ravens and the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees on the Rideau Canal. Competing in eight man boats – four men and four women plus a coxswain – the crews raced the stretch between the Bank Street and Pretoria bridges.
The day began with a race between Carleton and Ottawa alumni, with the Ravens athletes reigning victorious for the fourth year in a row and remaining undefeated since the inception of the alumni race.
In the varsity race, the Ravens, rowing in the outside lane through the long first turn, fell behind the Gee-Gees. Despite their efforts to regain lost ground, the Ravens crew fell short, finishing approximately three second behind their rivals.
New to this year’s event was an exhibition race between a mixed crew of Carleton and Ottawa junior varsity athletes versus the Ottawa Rowing Club’s top male and female junior rowers. In a well contested race the Ottawa Rowing Club’s juniors were victorious.
The next competition for the Ravens is Sunday, Sept. 25, at Head of the Rideau. The regatta runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is Carleton’s only home competition for the Fall OUA racing circuit.