Don Baker Jr. christens the boat in his name on Sunday, June 12 at Henley Island
“Take your time going up, but hurry back” mused Don Baker Jr, as he christened the new shell named after him on this Sunday, June 12 at Henley Island. This advice, first told to him by his high school coach before races, is timeless. In fact, it most certainly was taken to heart by 22 young men and women in the crowd, who were in attendance to officially be sent off to England for the Henley Royal Regatta this month. It will be the experience of a lifetime. As SCRC sends both a men’s and women’s eight to the legendary English regatta, the athletes should expect to be thoughtful and reflective on their way to the starting gates, as they have been working towards this trip for nearly three years, having been sidelined by the COVID pandemic, but still remaining intentful in their athletic pursuit, and are now prepared to race with great speed down the legendary course.
Photos by Barry Springle, Digital Sports Photography
St. Catharines Rowing Club
The St. Catharines Rowing Club has a long tradition of competing at the highest level in the sport of rowing.