Local crew teams hit the water

Local crew teams prepare for the upcoming season by getting their athletes to cope with the weather

The recent heavy rains allowed the local crew teams to get out on the river earlier than they had in the last few years.

“We started one week earlier this year; the heavy rain helped clear the river of ice,” Lourdes coach Andy Mauer said.

Rhinebeck coach Rich Humphrey added, “We were fortunate. Last year, the docks were closed till April.”

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Results from the Hudson River Rowing Association’s Indoor Sprints competition.