JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – With two races already under their belt, the Jacksonville University women’s rowing program is prepared to take on one of the world’s largest rowing regattas in the Head of the Hooch. Head Coach Jim Mitchell has five boats competing in the head race which is set to begin on Saturday, Nov. 2 in Chattanooga
Last year, three of the six women’s boats posted top 25 finishes with the Novice 4 crew leading the way, placing seventh with a time of 20:3.3. This year, the Dolphins will have two boats in the 5,000 meter Championship 8; one in the Novice 4+, and two in the Championship 4+.
“The Head of the Hooch is my favorite fall regatta for so many reasons,” commented Mitchell. “Chattanooga is where I went to school and where I learned the sport of rowing, the venue is great and the regatta is very organized, but mostly because the racing is highly competitive. It is very important for us to race fast crews in order to gain our own speed. This will be an important learning weekend for our program. We want to learn what “fast” is, and if we have it. This should be fun weekend”.
SCHEDULE FOR HEAD OF THE HOOCH
12:25 p.m. – Championship 8
2:31 p.m. – Novice 4+
5:06 p.m. – Championship 4+