It does look like the weather may not cooperate for on-the-water activities, and if that is the case, we'll do an indoor workout (some light erg pieces and group 'core' excercises... more fun than it sounds on paper, I promise!)
Last weekend Erik Edwards earned a spot on the K-4 team going to Jr. World Championships in Racice, CZE. The races will be held July 27-29. Team qualifiers were based in part on times in last weeks Ottawa races. Photos by Mama Edwards.
Here is information for our Middle Yough rafting trip next Saturday, July 14th. The outfitters name is Wilderness Voyagers and their telephone number is 800-272-4141 in case you have any questions. There is a 10:00 slot and a 12:00 slot - each of these times would require us to be there a half hour in advance (9:30 and 11:30) in order to make the shuttle.
To rent a single duckie is $30.00 To rent a raft is $22.50 per person and the raft will hold four people.
I will need to call and make reservations by Tuesday, July 10th, in order to reserve a slot.
Emily and I can be available for either time - so whatever works best for everyone else.
Veteran team member Mr. Erik Edwards made the Jr National Sprint Kayak team on Friday. Tryouts were held at Lake Placid, New York. Erik is one of seven members selected. He will spend the summer training at the Olympic Training Center and traveling with the Jr National team to races, potentially to Jr Worlds in Chekislovakia.
Mr. Edwards has been kayaking for six years and has made significant progress in the last two years. Since last years nationals he has been training mostly on his own in Pittsburgh, he trained for some time with the DC team and at the Olympic Center in San Diego.
Erik helped the Jr Team win the D final at the Pittsburgh Dragon Boat Races June 16.