Bowdoin Crews Compete at Prestigious Henley Regatta in UK

Members of the Bowdoin Rowing Club at King’s College Boathouse, Putney, London.

The Bowdoin Navy has been in action across the pond, competing at the famous Henley Royal Regatta west of London on Friday, June 23, 2017.

Bowdoin’s two fours raced in the qualifying races with twenty nine crews needing to finish in the top eight to advance to the Prince Albert Cup. The A Boat finished 10th and the B Boat 17th, so Bowdoin did not advance. Coach Birney said, “Both our crews raced their hearts out in a very talented field and finished ahead of both Williams and WPI.  We are disappointed not to advance but thrilled to have raced so well in such deep competition, on such a storied course.”

Coach Welling agreed the boats raced at a new level of intensity. “Finishing in the A level finals at Marlow was a thrill and the men built on those great finishes in Friday’s competition. Watching the upcoming races at Henley will be an opportunity to observe more great rowing at the international level.”

The Henley Royal Regatta has become one of the highlights of the British sporting and social calendar since it was established in 1839.

A Coach-free and ‘Lovably Ragtag’ Ultimate Frisbee Team (GUM)

Bowdoin’s ultimate frisbee team Chaos Theory

In a recent post for the Girls’ Ultimate Movement blog, Carly Berlin ’18 describes her Bowdoin ultimate frisbee team as fiercely independent — so much so that it has resisted finding a coach. This go-it-alone attitude is both a source of frustration and pride for Berlin.

“We are missing out on the advice of players who have thought about this game for much longer than we have, and we lack an authority figure outside of our own power structure,” she writes. But she adds, “But we have also, undoubtedly, done well on our own. We entered the postseason series with a nearly spotless record.”


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During a yearlong independent study, Laura Griffee ’17 developed virtual reality software to make a DIY sculpture tool. Griffee, a visual arts major, worked with Google Cardboard and other virtual reality software to enable users to interact with the sculptures of Assistant Professor of Art Jackie Brown. Read more from Griffee about the project.