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Friday, July 20, 2018

Fw: (CRAB) This Weekend on the Charles!!




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Saturday 9:30am - 12pm CBC Invitational Stake Race. Relay style out to stake, around and back, including eights, quads, and doubles.  Slightly upstream of Eliot Bridge to RBC and back.  Launches on course, power boat breaks.

Sunday  8-9pm Light Painting with Art Boats.  Free! Light Paintings on the Charles and in the park at Magazine Beach. Participants can drive remote controlled boats, control the color of lights on the boats and on land, or take long exposure phots to make collaborative light graffiti that explores how art can help communities claim public spaces. Contact lperovich@gmail.com for more info.
 

 

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Fw: (CRAB) This Weekend on the Charles!!




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Friday 5pm Informal Sailing Races Community Boating between Longfellow and Mass Ave Bridges

Saturday and Sunday  Nothing scheduled  - Enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend!!


FYI
    Next Sat June 1 is the Charles River Swim 7 - 9am

 

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Charles River Dye test May 8

A message from the DCR:

Harvard University will be conducting a dye test of their drainage system on Tue  08 may which could result in discoloration of the waters of the Charles River Basin between North Harvard Street and Western Avenue.  The dye is innocuous but is colored a bright green/yellow.  Testing is expected to occur between 7:00 am and 2:00 pm.


Best,

Aleks Zosuls

Friday, April 27, 2018

Fw: (CRAB) This Weekend on the Charles!!




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Friday 5pm  Novice Sailing races Mass Ave to Longfellow Bridge

Saturday 7:30-9:30am College rowing races 2k course
              11 -12pm Ducey Cup  BB&N vs Belmont HS rowing races in powerhouse stretch
               2:30 pm HS girls rowing races in powerhouse stretch

              10am -6pm Intercollegiate Sailing races MIT tight to Cambrige shore

Sunday  10am - 4pm  Intercollegiate Sailing races MIT tight to Cambridge shore

             11am - 3:30pm  Run of the Charles  Canoe, Kayak and Paddleboard races in and around Herter park area.....but also probably all over the river!!  Huge amount of folks who may have never been on the Charles!!

 

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Fw: (CRAB) It feels like winter and yet, we have our first cautionary email!



 
 
 
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Happy supposed-to-be-spring!  Predicting snow for tomorrow.  Enough already, am I right?

The miserable weather has not deterred many of you intrepid souls from getting your work done.  Good for you!  But, apparently, we need a refresher in the traffic pattern.  I'm going to cut and past language from a few messages that I have recieved from folks recently.

1.  The traffic pattern DOES NOT PERMIT PASSING ON SHORE.  If that crew in front of you is in your way, bark at them and get them to move over.  I'm not going to say that you can't ever give a better line to another crew, but unless there is loud communication on that front, you are just reinforcing bad behavior.  And the next boat that overtaking crew encounters may not see it that way, and we may have an accident on our hands.  So... pass to the middle.  Got it?

2.  "But novices are so slow and can't get out of the way so I just go around them."  um, no.  Give a shout in advance.  and pass to the middle.  You read #1, right?  To quote one of my on-river pen pals, "Plan ahead people!  2 mistakes don't cancel each other out!"

3.  Don't turn in front of bridge arches.  Turn where the river is wide and where you have visibility.  Please.

4.  Don't drill by pairs through bridge arches when you have traffic behind.  If you're by pairs, get over to the side and try to let traffic move past you.

And on a positive note, I got a note of kudos to an unnamed NU coach who had 2 eights side by side and were in the heat of battle in the powerhouse, and were both going to use the center arch to avoid the high school boat in the right arch and the coach made them correct to move one eight into the side arch.  The high school boat heard the NU coach and scrambled a bit to make room, but that is how it is supposed to work.

Safety first everyone!  If there are new coaches our there that you think are not recievging these, please send me their emails.


 

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Friday, March 23, 2018

This weekend on the charles

Is sure to be very busy.  Happy spring everyone.

Please bring your patience and expect the race courses (powerhouse, 2k course if it isnt windy) to be exceptionally busy.  Please keep your eyes open for boats turning at the ends of straight stretches and dont be afraid to communicate with each other.