CBC Darien rowers win gold, silver and bronze at Head of the Fish Regatta


Local rowers have helped power up the CBC crew all decade.


Connecticut Boat Club (CBC) raced in the Head of the Fish Regatta which is a rowing race held on the last weekend of Oct. each year on Fish Creek, within Saratoga County, New York State.

The race is named the “Head” of the Fish because it is a head race where the crews race down the course one after another against the clock. The event is hosted by the Saratoga Rowing Association.


Varsity two, four boat.


CBC ended the fall rowing season on a high note with the following boats placing in their races:

Bronze, Girls Junior U19 Single 1x: Kaitlyn Kynast of Ridgefield

Silver, Girls Junior 1st Varsity 8+: Sophie Perez of Greenwich (coxswain), Kaitlyn Kynast of Ridgefield, Julia Abbruzzese of Darien, Julia Cornacchia of Darien, Olivia Luther of Fairfield, Casey Batson of Darien, Grace Collins of Ridgefield, Kat Kern of Greenwich and Lauren Squitieri of Wilton


Varsity first varsity 4.

Gold, Girls Junior 1st Varsity 4+: Sophie Perez of Greenwich (coxswain), Kaitlyn Kynast of Ridgefield, Cornacchia, Grace Collins of Ridgefield, Lauren Squitieri of Wilton

Gold, Girls Junior 2nd Varsity 4+ Mabel Oxford of Darien (coxswain), Batson, Kat Kern of Greenwich, Catherine Garrett of Darien, Ella Petreski of Pound Ridge, NY 

Gold, Girls Junior Freshmen/Novice 4+: Colleen Visnic of Branford (coxswain), Abbruzzese, Emily Richards of Darien, Jenna Macrae of New Canaan, Paige Pucel of Ridgefield


CBC Novice boat (one missing).

Gold, Girls Junior Novice 8+: Colleen Visnic of Branford (coxswain), Paige Pucel of Ridgefield, Emma Peelle of Rowayton, Heidi Jacobson of Greenwich, Jenna Macrae of New Canaan, Richards, Bridget Galloway of Ridgefield, Flynn Woodring of Darien, Eleanor Imrie of Wilton

About CBC (Connecticut Boat Club)

Connecticut Boat Club is a high performance girl’s youth (middle school and high school) rowing club and Women’s Masters program based on the Norwalk River in Norwalk.

Founded in the spring of 2010 by U.S. National Team Junior/CBC head coach Liz Trond, the team includes girls from throughout southwestern Connecticut and Westchester County, New York.  CBC has proven to be a dominant force in scholastic rowing, most notably bringing home medals at Junior Worlds where Kaitlyn Kynast took Bronze in the pair in 2016 and in 2015 Kynast took the Gold in the 4- and Cornacchia took a Bronze in the 8+.

The team dominates their competition at races including the Head of the Charles, the San Diego Crew Classic, the Saratoga Invitational, the Head of the Schuylkill, and the Head of the Housatonic to name a few.

For more information, please visit the website and Facebook page.

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