Greensboro Crew Hosts High Point for Straw Boat Regatta


High Point rowers rig their boats for the Straw Boat Regatta at Lake Brandt.

Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Crew hosted High Point Rowing Club for a series of straw boat races on Lake Brandt on a chilly Saturday morning.

What was initially billed as the inaugural duel between rowers from the two clubs was transformed into a series of races between middle school, high school and Masters rowers racing in crews ‘drawn randomly from a hat.’

“This was a wonderful way for our community of rowers to come together and get to know each other,” said Mandy Greene, who coxed the winning Masters boat.


The winning high school crew were so confident they had their photo taken prior to racing.



The winning middle school crew at the Straw Boat Regatta at Lake Brandt.



The winning Masters Crew at the 2016 Straw Boat Regatta for Greensboro and High Point rowers on Lake Brandt.