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Photos: Up ... and a boat

  • Members of the Novice Rowing Program carefully maneuver their boat into the Connecticut River at Kendal Riverfront Park in Hanover, N.H., on Thursday, June 6, 2019. The program, hosted by the Upper Valley Rowing Federation, teaches adults with no prior experience about boat handling skills, rowing technique and water safety, using an eight-oared boat. (Valley News - Joseph Ressler) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Members of the Novice Rowing Program move away from the dock after getting into the Connecticut River at Kendal Riverfront Park in Hanover, N.H., on Thursday, June 6, 2019. The program, hosted by the Upper Valley Rowing Federation, teaches sweep rowing in an eight-oared boat. (Valley News - Joseph Ressler) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.


Friday, June 07, 2019

When some people still have their heads on their pillows, the participants in the Upper Valley Rowing Foundation’s novice rowing program are sitting in their seats.

The program introduces adults with now crew experience to sweep rowing in an eight-seat boat. Rowing technique, boat handling skills and water safety are all part of the plan, leading to work involving a coxswain and accompanied by a motor launch.

In addition to two on-the-water workouts a week, the group gets additional dry-land practice at Dartmouth’s Alumni Gym. It starts at 5:30 a.m. — wicked early for some, perfect for an early boat trip.