CBC wins gold, silver at San Diego Fall Classic Regatta

In the front row from left are coach Liz Trond, Bridget Galloway of Ridgefield, Ella Petreski of Pound Ridge NY, Cece Challe of New Canaan, Bella Fox of Wilton, Julia Abbruzzese of Darien and Ridgefield; second row Olivia Luther of Fairfield, Paige Purcel of Ridgefield, Jenna Macrae of Stamford, Casey Batson of Darien, Lucy Collins of Ridgefield, Clara Geffs of Greenwich, Catherine Garrett of Darien, Ellie Urdang of Greenwich and Kat Kern of Greenwich.


Connecticut Boat Club (CBC), the only east coast team racing, won GOLD at the San Diego Fall Classic Regatta held on Mission Bay in San Diego recently.

This fall head race regatta is hosted by the historical San Diego Rowing club (est. 1891).

“This was a great opportunity to race teams from California, Washington, Oregon and Arizona who we don’t typically see until Nationals in June,” said coach Liz Trond. “Winning the coxed 4 race, competing against a very fast boat from San Diego (second at Head of the Charles), was the perfect way to cap off our fall racing season and transition into our indoor season.”

The following CBC athletes competed in the Women’s Junior 1st Varsity 4+ and won GOLD: Cece Challe (coxswain), Catherine Garrett, Olivia Luther, Kat Kern and Julia Abbruzzese.

The following CBC athletes competed in the Women’s Junior 8+ and won SILVER: Cece Challe (coxswain), Julia Abbruzzese, Ella Petreski, Catherine Garrett, Olivia Luther, Casey Batson, Ellie Urdang, Kat Kern, and Jenna Macrae.

The following girls took fifth place in the Women’s Junior Varsity 4+: Bella Fox (coxswain), Paige Purcel, Clara Geffs, Lucy Collins and Bridget Galloway.