CIRA/CCYR Receives Grant from Falmouth Road Race, Inc.

CIRA received a very generous grant of $12,000 to buy a 40’ galvanized Mo Rowing Trailer for Cape Cod Youth Rowing.  This trailer is essential to the program for transporting shells, some 60’ long, to and from our temporary racks at the beach and to races in the spring, summer and fall.  A trailer is our primary storage “facility” off season as well.  So it will get year round use.  

Also, the grant for this trailer frees us to focus on maintaining and upgrading our other equipment, some of which has served us faithfully for years beyond the expected life, with duct tape repairs, as a recipient of another grant mentioned, on more than one occasion.  And as we expand to Middle Schools, we will be able to provide equipment appropriately sized to younger rowers which is most important for health and safety.

We were grateful to be recipients on the 27th but also to see firsthand the community works that Falmouth Road Race supports and has supported over the years.  Their generosity enables so many positive things to be done to give Cape Codders, especially our youth, access to opportunities and programs otherwise unavailable.

Falmouth Road Race  Trailer.jpg

Cranberry Sprints 2017

Our Cranberry Sprints event was a super success.  The weather was spectacular.  We had 23 boats who signed up to race including men's, women's and mixed quads and doubles and a few singles as well. Our beginners clinic was an even bigger than usual success with lots of new faces, rower parents and cross training athletes.


                                                                                     4X +

                                                                                     4X +

Women competitors and winners at the Sprints

Women competitors and winners at the Sprints

Checking the results

Checking the results

CCYR Shines at Mass Public Schools Rowing Association State Championships

Cape Cod Youth Rowing finished out the season racing at the  Massachusetts Public Schools Rowing Association championship regatta May 29th in Lowell.  Cape Cod Youth Rowing is a new program launched this Spring combining the Nauset High School, Cape Cod Tech and Cape Cod Rowing programs.  

In the Girls doubles Audrey Calianos (Sturgis) and Emily Conway (Barnstable) took home a silver medal with a time of 6:40.  In the boys double Oliver Launoy (Nauset) and Michael Cabral (Nauset) also took home a silver medal with at time of 6:12.  

The girl's quad with Ivy Tubman (Nauset) Laurel Fournier (Barnstable) Abby Kelly (Nauset) and Trudy Cox (Nauset) finished with a time of 6:24 and took home bronze.  Kelley Glennon (Barnstable) took silver in the girl's singles race in a time of 7:27.  

 The boys quad of Shea Cunha (Nauset), Carl Mueller (Barnstable), Ethan Singer (Nauset ), and Jacob Awalt (Nauset ) placed 2nd in the boys quad with a time of 6:14. In the sweep events the Girls 2nd varsity four comprised of  Ivy Tubman (Nauset)

, Ingrid Crosen (Nauset), Laurel Fournier (Barnstable), Abby Kelly (Nauset), and Coxswain Audrey Calianos (Sturgis) made the finals and placed 5th in the state with a time of 7:02.  The girl's 1st varsity four of 

Audrey Calianos, Emily Conway, Kelly Glennon, Trudy Cox and coxswain Laurel Fournier placed first in the heat and 5th overall in the finals with a time of 6:35.  

Cape Cod Rowing Alumna Eliza Spilsbury Helps Virginia win ACC Title

(Cape Cod Times 5/14/16)

Centerville's Eliza Spilsbury helped lead the No. 5 Virginia Cavaliers to its seventh consecutive ACC Rowing championship Saturday on Lake Hartnell in Clemson, South Carolina. Spilsbury, a sophomore, is the No. 6 seat on the Virginia varsity eight boat, which earned ACC Crew of the Year honors for the fifth consecutive year. She competed with Cape Cod Rowing and attended Barnstable High School as a freshman before transferring to the Kent School in Connecticut, from which she graduated in 2013.  Spilsbury won the gold medal at the junior women's four at the 2013 World Rowing Junior Championships. Virginia will compete next at the NCAA Rowing Championship on May 27-29 in Gold River, California

NTC and CCR medal at Mass High School Championships. (And survive Head of the Charles!)

Youth rowers from Cape Cod Rowing and Nauset Regional High School followed up the Head of the Charles Regatta on October 18th, by winning the Overall Team Points Trophy for Sculling on Saturday, October 24, at the 1st annual Massachusetts State Championship Regatta in Worcester.  In the junior men's double, Michael Cabral and Jabob Awalt earned silver medals. Audrey Calianos and Emily Conway teamed up for the gold in the junior women's double. Followed by their teammates, Laurel Fournier and Grace Cox who took home silver.  All four girls also won silver in the junior women's varsity four race.  Oliver Launoy won silver in the junior men's single race and Kelly Glennon won gold in the junior women's single race. 

Kelly also placed 18th in her single in the Head of the Charles Regatta, as the only youth single sculler from Cape Cod competing against rowers from around the world.  Her Cape Cod Rowing and Nauset teammates Grace Cox (coxswain), Claire Hancock, Hope Elliot, Julia Telman, Karli Herwig, Audrey Calianos, Trudy Cox, Emily Conway and Laurel Fournier, placed 77th in the junior women's eight race competing against top junior crews from across the country.