Winter Training Cancellation Policy

Winter training is cancelled today due to the weather. 


We are putting into effect a winter training season practice cancellation policy to facilitate making it easier to determine when practices will be cancelled due to  inclement weather. So, although I know all of our athletes do not attend IHS, when ICSD (Ithaca City School District) cancels school, has early dismissal of school, or cancels all afterschool activities, we will follow suit and automatically cancel practice on those days.

Otherwise, any weather-related practice cancellations that we determine necessary on days when school is not in session or when it has not been cancelled but conditions warrant cancellation by practice time, will be communicated to you via this listserv as early as we are able to determine conditions warrant cancellation. While we would like to minimize practice cancellations as much as possible, the safety of our athletes is our first concern.

Of course, it is always to your discretion to determine if your particular circumstances allow for safe travel to and from practice, so if you must miss a practice due to weather conditions and we have not cancelled practice, please just let the head coach know via email ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or by phone (646-306-0972) as soon as possible.

Winter Training

At long last the winter season has officially arrived! The official start date is Monday, December 8th.  
Scheduled practices will be held at two locations this year: Cornell's Tank Room at Teagle Hall and Ultimate Athletics which has just moved (this weekend) into the old Sear's location at the mall.
This year, we have changed our sessions from three separate, split winter 'sessions' to a single season long schedule, but with choices about the number of days per week. This will allow involvement at varying levels of time commitment.
The only exception to this season long commitment will be our "CBC Club Winter Fun Days" which will be scheduled and announced for specific dates throughout the winter.  These will be open to the entire club and not require pre-registration at this time. You will simply be able to register (and pay direct to the venue, if costs are associated) as the dates and activities are announced on a case by case basis. We hope to include events for the entire club such as ice skating at Cass Park and cross-country skiing (if logistics and weather allow...). These events will be held on various weekends (most likely, Saturdays) throughout the season, and again, do NOT need to be registered for at this time.
Cost for the five day program will be $600, which is similar to last year, except that we are offering more weeks.  For families who are interested, we are offering an installment payment plan.  The two day per week program will be $250. 

Fall Regatta Schedule

  • Intrasquad Regatta (Saturday, 9/27/14)
  • Head of the Genessee, Rochester, NY (Sunday, 10/5/14) - masters, varsity, and novice squads
  • Chargers ROWStrong Regatta, Syracuse, NY (Sunday, 10/12/14) - masters, varsity, and novice squads
  • Head of the Charles, Boston, MA (Race is Sunday,10/19/14, travel is Saturday) - masters, varsity boys A boat, and varsity boys 2x
  • Head of the Fish, Saratoga Springs, NY (Saturday and Sunday, 10/25-26/14) - masters, varsity, novice
  • Pull the Plug, Pittsford, NY (11/2/14) - varsity, novice

Summer Update

This summer, CBC competed at the Independence Day Regatta in Philadelphia, Cromwell Cup in Boston, the Royal Canadian Henley in St. Catherines, Ontario, and US Masters National in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Below are the results in chronological order from this summer's regattas.

Independence Day Regatta is a large regatta in Philadelphia with crews from as far away as Sarasota, Florida and Ottawa, Ontario.  Three days of racing are capped with a college recruiting fair with 45 coaches from rowing programs across the country.  This was CBC's first year at IDR.
Gold at IDR (IDR recognizes first place with a watch instead of a medal.):
  • Colin Sharp-O'Connor and Henry Ellis racing the 2x won a watch. 
  • The Men's Jr 4x rowed by Patrick Skawski, Gray Glaubitz, Max Sheiman, and Matt Kehoe.
  • The Men's Jr 1x rowed by Carver Jordan. 
  • Carrie D'Aprix and Rosie Torcivia rowing the Girls Jr 2x.
  • Clara Karastury and Marlena Doerr rowing the Girls Jr 2x. 
Also racing:
  • Katie White and Alex Kilts rowing the double.
  • Alex de Roos and Izzy Comella rowing the double.
  • Julian Ohta and Felix Fernandez-Penny rowing the double. 
  • Aleta Tessaglia-Hymes, Desiree Van Brunt, Gabrielle Duffet, and Eleanor Glahn rowing the 4x. 
  • Martin Van Der Heide (masters) rowed the 1x. 
  • John Tauzel (masters) rowed the 1x.
  • Drew Tennant (former CBC Head Coach and masters) rowed the 1x. 
Cromwell Cup in Boston is the largest summer regatta on the Charles.  Last year, CBC raced and won.  This year, CBC continued the tradition with numerous golds. 
Gold at Cromwell:


  • John Tauzel racing in the 1x in the Mens Masters A
  • Marty Van Der Heide racing in the 1x in the Mens Masters C
  • Gray Glaubitz and Matt Kehoe racing the double. 
  • Henry Ellis racing the single. 
  • Mens Jr 1x raced by Colin Sharp O'Connor
  • Girls Jr 4+ raced by Hallie Malina, S: Alex de Roos, Alex Kilts, Izzy Comella, Ellie Glahn finished 4th. 
  • Women's Open 4x raced by S: Julia Barrett, Clara Karastury, Marlena Doerr, Lizzy Barrett finished 3rd. 
  • Women's Jr 2x raced by Rosie Torcivia and Carrie D'Aprix finished 2nd. 
Also racing:
  • Mens Jr 2x raced by Carver Jordan and Felix Fernandez-Penny
  • Mens Jr 2x raced by Gregg Tripp and Max Sheiman
  • Mens Jr 2x raced by Julian Ohta and Galen Marteal
  • Mens Jr 1x raced by Patrick Skawski
  • Mens Jr 1 x raced by Jason Lee
  • Mens Open 1x raced by Martin Van Der Heide (masters)
  • Mens Open 1x raced by John Tauzel (masters)

Jr. National World Championship Trials, held in Princeton, NJ, determine who represents the USA at the Junior World Championship in Hamburg, Germany.  Henry Ellis placed second in the 1x.

The Royal Canadian Henley is one of the largest and most competitive regattas in North America with crews arriving from as far away as South America and British Columbia.  For the first time that anyone can recall in CBC history, juniors won Henley Gold. Henry Ellis won gold in the 1x and Colin Sharp O'Connor and Henry Ellis won in the 2x.   

Masters rower Marty Van Der Heide won Henley gold in the 1x. 

To get a feel for the atmosphere at Henley, below are some links as well as the press release detailing the full Henley results.

A few weeks later, master CBC rower, Marty Van Der Heide finished the summer season on the podium at the US Masters National Championships in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a silver and a bronze medal in the B and C 1x races.


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